The Mendel Walk Vienna: Stop 2, Art Intervention at the Mendel Memorial Site

What has changed in genetics since its early beginnings in 19th century Austria? The interdisciplinary art duo Angela Wiedermann and Evamaria Müller wanted to connect the space of the memorial with a contemporary place of plant research. Prior to creating their art installation at the Mendel Memorial site, they visited University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences and Vienna BioCenter. They interviewed scientists and recorded sounds in these locations.

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Mendel’s Heirs: Eva Wallner

Eva Wallner conducted her first plant cross-breeding experiment at an early age, after she watched a documentary about Gregor Mendel. Eva, a post-doctoral fellow at …

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Mendel’s Heirs: Michelle Cooper

Michelle Cooper, an award-winning middle school science teacher, teaches Mendel to her students. Her students use the punnett square, a graphical representation of Mendelian inheritance, …

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Mendel’s Heirs: Alexis Arizpe

Alexis Arizpe, a researcher at GMI, dreams of wrinkled peas when asked about Gregor Mendel. Alexis’s research revolves around tree growth and their coping mechanisms …

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