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Since 2022 Naouma Kourti from the JRC SciArt team has been spearheading a Community of Practice on SciArt in Education, involving creatives, professionals and academics in this field. The group meets on a monthly basis and they have been engaging in a series of discussions and presentations on their respective work and initiatives in the field, as well as topics such as post-growth, knowledge valorisation and transdisciplinarity. 

If you work in education and are interested in the intersection of art and science in your practice, please get in contact with Naouma. 

More about the Community of Practice on Science and Art in Education below


To foster trans-disciplinarity in middle and higher education by collecting, developing and sharing good Art&Science&Humanities practices


•To introduce SciArt practices in middle and higher education 

•To embrace complexity and unpredictability in education as opposed to determinism and reductionism 

•To allow for spaces of trial, co-development and transformation in the educational system and to welcome failure and error as means of surprise and opportunities of learning

•To embed diversity, responsibility and interdependencies in future technologies including attention for disable and the non-human

•To cherish Nature’s ways of generating and sustaining life


  • Education 
    • A collection of Methods & Pedagogies for transdisciplinarity
    • New Transdisciplinary Courses
    • Rethinking Education
    • A handbook for transdisciplinary practices
  • Academic
    • A transdisciplinary journal
    • Accessible publications
    • Transdisciplinary epistemologies
  • Crosscutting
    • EU funding
    • Recruiting members
  • New Tools
    • Space for critical thinking, experimentation and failure
    • A time machine to appreciate the present
    • A SciArt encyclopedia
  • CoP profiling
    • Branding
    • Communication
    • Getting to know each other
    • Platforms
    • Wikis

Presentations & Discussions 2023

Art Science Vision by Amanda Jane Ozin-Hoffsaes | 17/01/2023

Complexity by Piero Dominici | 21/02/2023

Transdisciplinary Studies in The Netherlands by Robin van der Akker | 24/04/2023

Muinin Catalyst Sustainable STEAM by Anita McKeown | 24/04/2023

Artist Led Learning by Tatiana Chemi | 18/05/2023

Innovative Business with Arts by Chiara Paolino  | 18/05/2023

PostGrowth by Sofia Greaves  | 15/06/2023

Transdisciplinary Studies in Porto Polytechnic University by Clara Sarmento | 17/07/2023

Publications and References


Akker v. d. R., Noordegraaf-Eelens L., Eekelen v. B., Teeuwen R., Delta Studies; 7 propositions for Art Science education 2021, European Journal of STEM Education 6(1)

Care D., Smarelli M., Paolino C., Innovating Business with Art, 2021, Bocconi University Press

CHAOS, International Research and Education Programme on "Complex Human Adaptive Organisations and Systems".

Chemi T., Brattico E., Fjorback L. O., Harmat L., Arts and Mindfulness Education for Human Flourishing, 2022, Routledge

Dominici P. Beyond Black Swans. Managing Complexity: A Contradiction in Terms?, 2021, World Organisation of Systems and Cybernetic Congress, pp119-131

Dominici, P. ”From Emergency to Emergence. Learning to inhabit complexity and to expect the unexpected”, 2023/1, Salute e Società , pp. 135-151 

Dominici, P. “The weak link of democracy and the challenges of educating toward global citizenship”, 2002, Prospects   

Dominici, P. ”The Digital Mockingbird: Anthropological Transformation and the “New Nature”, Feb. 2022, World Futures. The Journal of New Paradigm, Routhledge, Taylor & Francis,  

Dominici, P. ”La Gran Equivocación: Replantear la educación y la formación virtual para la ‘sociedad hipercompleja’”, 2022, Comunicación y Hombre no. 18.  

Dominici, P. ”Beyond the Darkness of our Age. For a Non-Mechanistic View of Complex Organization as Living Organisms” 2022, RTSA  

Dominici, P. ”From Below: Roots and Grassroots of Societal Transformation, The Social Construction of Change”, 2021, CADMUS,  

Dominici, P. ”Educating for the Future in the Age of Obsolescence”, 2021, CADMUS,  

Dominici, P. “For an Inclusive Innovation. Healing the fracture between the Human and the technological*” , 2018, European Journal of Future Research, 

Dominici, P. ”A New Paradigm in Global Higher Education for Sustainable Development and Human Security”, November 2021, CADMUS, vol. 4,  

Dominici, P. Controversies on hypercomplexity and on education in the hypertechnological era”, 2019,  

Dominici, P. ”Communication and the SOCIAL PRODUCTION of Knowledge. A 'new social contract' for the 'society of individuals', 2015, 

Education for Sustainable Development Goals, 2017, UNESCO,

GreenComp The European Sustainability competence framework, 2022, JRC, European Commission

Kourti N., The case for transdisciplinarity, 2023, Apolitical

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 2018. The Integration of the Humanities and Arts with Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Higher Education: Branches from the Same Tree. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. 

Pansera M., Fressoli M., Innovation without growth: Frameworks for understanding technological change in a post-growth era, 2020, Organization, Vol 28, Iss.3

Sarmento C., Cerqueira Pascoal S. (eds.), Cultural Tourism and Heritage in Northern Portugal, Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Sarmento, C. (ed.), Concepts and Dialogues across Shifting Spaces in Intercultural Business, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2022

 Sarmento, C. “Mapping Graffiti and Street Art: The construction of meaningful itineraries”, IN Repository. 49 Methods and Assignments for Writing Urban Places, eds. K. Havik, D. Bernal, C. Moura, E. Restrepo, L. Niculae, EU COST Action CA18126 & nai010 Publishers, 2023 (pp. 106-9).

Sarmento, C. “Methodological Proposals and Critical Responses for the Study of Graffiti and Street Art: The project StreetArtCEI”, SAUC – Street Art & Urban Creativity Scientific Journal 6:2, 2020 (pp. 24-45). DOI:  

Skorton D., Bear A., Branches from the Same Tree,  2018, National Academies for Science Engineering and Medicine


Meet the members of the Community of Practice on Science and Art in Education!


Naouma Kourti Education
Naouma Kourti 

JRC SciArt project

Anita McKeown

University College Dublin

Gunalan Nadarajan

University of Michigan 

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Amanda Jane Ozin-Hofasess

European Research Executive Agency (REA) 

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pETER Purg 

University of Nova Gorica

MAST Module 

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Clara Sarmento 

Polytechnic University of Porto 

Centre for Intercultural Studies

Kristin Bergaust

OsloMet | 

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Piero Dominici

University of Perugia

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JD Whitman