Continuing the long tradition at the Salk Institute of exploring the myriad connections between art and science, this event provides a platform to communicate the visual splendor of scientific research in the form of fashion design.
The idea for this event was brought to us by Salk Alumni Tatiana Hurtado de Mendoza and it consists of using biological images generated at Salk as inspiration for fashion designers to create a dress that represents the science behind those images.
Salk researchers and Mesa College’s aspiring designers will collaborate to raise awareness and critically needed funds for scientific research. All proceeds from the event benefit the Salk Women & Science Special Awards Initiative, which provides awards to female scientists conducting high-risk research projects.Salk Institute Council member Tina Simner and Salk Associate Professor Janelle Ayres will serve as honorary co-chairs of the showcase.
Seating is limited, first come first serve, no assigned seating.