Beakerhead the offspring of art and science!

Shot taken of community art in Calgary Tuesday, March 22, 2016. (Photo by Tina Amini/Beakerhead)

by Tina Amini (SAIT journalism student and Beakerhead intern)

Imagine if art and science had a child, their child would be called Beakerhead!

So one of my first tasks as this year’s Beakerhead intern was to go explore Calgary for links to my own interpretation of what Beakerhead is.

For me, Beakerhead lights up curiosity and causes intrigue, interacting with our community to give us a mash up of education and art.

The Chinook Arc, a piece of public art at the corner of 12th Avenue and 9th Street SW (in Barb Scott Park) screams the Beakerhead movement. NB: Beakerhead had nothing to do with this awesome public art but triggers inspiration of the same movement.

When I look at the Chinook Arc I immediately think: What is it? Who made it? Why?

The curiosity that comes with this piece of public art brings the community together, whether that be the surrounding neighbours or for me; my pals and I. It becomes something that is both admired and questioned.

So much like Beakerhead that brings science to life in various forms providing the dual awe and wonder for people of any community

As a registered Canadian charity Beakerhead is changing and paving the way for science, art and engineering in Canada, and beyond! Many look forward to the September week of events that are organized each year, but did you know that there are workshops and experiences throughout the year too? If not, make the Beakerhead Events page a bookmark!

Take a look at some photos I took that remind me of Beakerhead. The photos share a common theme: not just art that is put up by the city in hopes of brightening it up, but art that brings the community together. 

Display of LED lights creating art in Calgary on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. This photo was taken during Beakernight. (Photo by Tina Amini/SAIT Polytechnic)
Display of LED lights creating art in Calgary on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. This photo was taken during Beakernight. (Photo by Tina Amini/SAIT Polytechnic)
Calgarians engaging in art on display during beakernight in Calgary on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015.(Photo by Tina Amini/SAIT Polytechnic)
Calgarians engaging in art on display during Beakernight in Calgary on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. (Photo by Tina Amini/SAIT Polytechnic)
Shot taken of Wonderland on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. (Photo by Tina Amini/Beakerhead)
Shot taken of Wonderland on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. (Photo by Tina Amini/Beakerhead)

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