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Drylands Transform featured in photo exhibition

Published: 12 May 2023
Pastoralist moving livestock in a very dry landscape

The work of the SLU-led Drylands Transform project is one out of eleven research areas that has been chosen to be featured in a photo exhibition at SLU. The photography exhibition 'An Eye for Science' shows some concrete examples on how SLU takes on fundamental issues that affect all of us.

The exhibition will be shown at some major events organized by SLU during 2023, such as events included in the official programme of Sweden's Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2023, and to visitors, employees, and students at several of SLU's campuses.

The hunt for interesting and aesthetic photographs of SLU's activities with high photographic quality began already in the autumn. However, the question came to the Drylands Transform team just a few weeks before the launch so it was hectic to get everything ready on time.

Eleven fascinating photos were selected along with eleven stories. The Division of Communication worked together with researchers and writers to realise these stories in articles about what is behind each photograph. And so An Eye for Science took shape – eleven large photographs printed on backlit displays with accompanying text and a website with more photographs and texts.


Logotype for the project Drylands Transform

Drylands Transform

Drylands Transform is a 4-year research project funded by Formas that started up during the Covid-19 pandemic in October 2020. It includes an interdisciplinary research team representing SLU and seven other universities and international organisations from Sweden, Kenya and Uganda. 

Visit the website for Drylands Transform.