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 University.

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 plant.

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.