This website is a collaboration between artist Helen Scalway – whose art practice involves creating two and three dimensional visualisations of complex and dynamic contemporary spaces – and academic geographer Gail Davies – who studies how international biomedical researchers are collaborating in new ways and spaces using mice as model organisms.
‘Mice Space’ explores the changing spaces, places and classifications occupied by genetically-modified mice in international biomedical research. From the globalisation of science, the changing architectures of the mouse house, to the demands of translational medicine – moving research from bench-to- bedside – mice are increasingly on the move in modern biomedical science.
This website features a series of original sketches by Helen Scalway, which are in development and draft form. These have emerged from conversations between an artist and a geographer around how to visualize the emerging complexities, relationalities and spatialities of contemporary biomedical research.
Gail Davies would like to thank the ESRC for support for the social science research underpinning this collaboration through their funding of the Biogeography and Transgenic Life fellowship.