WELCOME TO CURIOSUM (former Sliperiet)
In April 2019, Sliperiet changed it´s name to Curiosum and
merged with the science center Umevatoriet. This autumn we will
take the next step. and together with our tenants move into the
renewed premises of Sliperiet at Arts Campus at Umeå
In 2020 Curiosum will open. A new science center, to inspire
young and old with science and technology. We believe curiosity can
change the world.
Look out for our new website coming soon!
Results from artist residency
Artist duo Maria Castellanos and Alberto Valverde
presented the project Symbiotic Interaction- developed in our
SoftLab during the past winter.
The project consist of two wearable tech garments and continues
on from the previous research Clorofila 3.0. In the Clorofila project small
electrical vibrations in plants were measured through sensors and
algorithms, and it was discovered that the data changed depending
on changes in external environment such as in temperature, distance
of objects, atmospheric pressure or light makes a reaction in the
In Symbiotic Interaction garments have been
constructed to carry tiny plants that can measure and monitor the
surroundings, working as an interface for the changes and relating
environmental data to the wearer.
The project was made possible thanks to the Hakon Swenson
foundation, who are sponsors of the SoftLab artist residency and
scholarship programme. The resulting film was recorded at Umeå
Plant Science Centre.