The Leading Strand is celebrating the power and possibility of basic research by pairing designers and scientists to co-create visually compelling and technically accurate works of art.

Science is under siege — from budget cuts, media sensationalism, and public apathy, Nearly half of AAAS scientists in a 2014 poll said that now was “a bad time for science”, more than double the response from just five years ago.

We want to change all that. But it starts with understanding. And design can lead the way by helping the world appreciate the stories, people and ideas behind the important but often inaccessible institution that is Science. Your donation will help with putting our scientist/designer teams together, production costs, and team stipends.