Annika is a molecular biologist at Heidelberg University working on coral symbiosis and Stephanie is a free-lance artists and designer based in Vienna addressing societal issues by various artistic means.
Annika and Stephanie believe that our well-being depends on the understanding that we are part of the global ecosystem. Using interdisciplinarity, knowledge exchange and creativity, they want to raise awareness and develop novel concepts for a sustainable future. They have experience in interdisciplinary projects and invented the communication method Thinking Hands to work across disciplines and communicate with the public.
Since early childhood, Annika and Stephanie have a deep connection to the Mediterranean Sea and the coastal town Águilas. They are supported by an extraordinary founding team of colleagues and friends from the science and art world who share their love of the Mediterranean. Together, they are assembling a group of outstanding, international artists and scientists to exploit diverse disciplinary knowledge and approaches to co-create transformative arts and ideas together with the local community.
!vamos, simbiosis! is part of the interdisciplinary Marsilius Kolleg (MK) at Heidelberg University. The MK aims to build bridges between distinct academic disciplines and fosters research-based dialog to address pressing issues of our times.