SPUN EXPEDITION / Fungi Hotspots of the Carpathians - exhibition

Gallery Curators Lab, Poznan, 11.04 – 15.05.2024, vernissage 11.04. at 6pm

Art & Science exhibition presenting the results of the Mycorrhizal Wealth of the Eastern Carpathians research project as part of the global SPUN Expeditions program.
The multimedia exhibition presents artistic works and scientific research on fungi (mycorrhizal) networks’ fundamental role in biodiversity and ecosystems.
Myconauts: Mikołaj Charchuta, Maksymilian Chmielewski, Joanna Hoffmann, Robert Kalak, Władysław Polcyn, Jadwiga Subczyńska, Maria Subczyńska

Mikołaj Charchuta, a member of the scientific Team of the SPUN Expedition led a workshop for students of the Studio for Transdisciplinary Projects and Research run by Joanna Hoffmann at the University of Arts in Poznan.  learn more

Glowing Globe, Changes and Challenges, Rijeka 11.-25. October 2023

Exhibition, Symposium, Screenings, Performance  at the galley Kortil- HKD Rijeka, Astronomy Center Rijeka, UNIRI University Rijeka, APURI Academy of Applied Arts in Rijeka and Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Glowing Globe, Changes & Challenges raises questions and raises awareness of unstable positions in contemporary society, which is constantly changing under the influence of various crises (climatic, health, economic, war). The Glowing Globe investigates in what way and how a set of contemporary problems are reflected in innovative artistic practices, and which current artistic narratives are possible responses to global crises.

Along with the exhibition, a symposium took a place at the University of Rijeka, bringing together artists, experts in digital technologies, philosophers and other theoreticians contributing to a better understanding of the wider social context with an interdisciplinary approach.

At the Symposium, as the invited artist and academic, Prof. dr hab.  Joanna Hoffmann presented the art-science-education project Rhizosphere and SPUN Expedition to the international and diverse public

Dr hab. Władysław Polcyn, webinar, 28.09.2023

Myconauts at the VII National Microbiology Symposium:  Metagenomes of Various Enviroments / Metagenomy Różnych Srodowisk. 

The symposium took place on June 20-21, 2023 at the Lublin Conference Centre. The main organizer of this year’s symposium was the Institute of Agrophysics of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The aim of the Symposium is to present the latest achievements in research in the fields of metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, and metabolomics and their applications in microbiology and mycology, as well as understanding the interactions between micro- and macroorganisms in different environments and their importance for the development of sustainable agriculture, soil quality and environmental protection. Learn more about the Symposium, see photo-gallery and read the report (PL)

The two days of the symposium were opened by artistic immersive works by Joanna Hoffmann: “Labirynth of Identity Variables” and “Rhi-Zones”.  ( the first 3D stereoscopic display on LED large format monitors in Poland)

Our poster: Putative ecological categories in plant-fungal interactions revealed by inferential network analysis byMikołaj Charchuta, Maksymilian Chmielewski, Prof. Władysław Polcyn won the 3rd prize in the competition for the best poster.