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The COSA group was born from a common desire of Charles Gerhardt Institute Montpellier (ICGM), the Institute of Electronics and Systems (IES), the Montpellier National School of Architecture (ENSAM) and the Higher School of Fine Arts Montpellier Contemporary (ESBA-MoCo) to carry out reflection and experiments on Research,Science and Art, with a view to promoting joint projects at the crossroads of these themes.


The group Connection Science & Art (COSA) was created in June 2016, on the initiative of:

the Charles Gerhardt Montpellier Institute (ICGM) and the Institute of Electronics and Systems (IES), two Montpellier research structures, in partnership with the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Montpellier (ENSAM) and the Montpellier Contemporary School of Fine Arts (ESBA-MoCo).

The COSA group aims to develop strong interactions and shared reflection between artists and scientists, to move towards a pooling of knowledge and practices.

COSA offers events open to the public which take the form of screening/debate evenings, conferences, exhibitions, etc. The group's projects are implemented through numerous internal meetings (visits to laboratories and establishments) and workshops on specific themes such as bio-mimicry, the Science & Art, sound material, etc.

The issue here is plural:

  • cross disciplines by allowing ongoing meetings between artists and scientists

  • bringing together skills from the artistic field and scientific culture for better mediation with the public.


The group COSA aims to promote strong interaction and shared reflection between scientists and artists, thus promoting scientific and artistic creativity.


And to do this:

  • Allow and give rise to meetings between artists and scientists, between actors from the world of culture and science.

  • Implement collaborative projects on common Science - Art themes.

  • Question the subjectivity, rationality and creativity of artists and scientists.

  • Develop multiple interactions with a social dimension.

  • Produce an impact on society through innovations at the intersection of arts and sciences.

Research establishments and laboratories
involved in the groupCOSA

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