BIST centres participate in the 14th edition of ‘Festa de la Ciència’

By May 31, 2021BIST

The 14th edition of the City Science Festival (‘Festa de la Ciència’) will take place on June 13 as part of the 2021 City and Science Biennial (‘Biennal Ciutat i Ciència’). Several BIST centres will participate in this massive outreach initiative.

This year’s Festa de la Ciència will include workshops, demonstrations, micro-talks, guided tours, and shows for children, youth, and adults, and will take place at Barcelona’s Maritime Front on June 13 from 10:00h to 21:30h. The festival is organised by the Barcelona City Council and will include participation from 95 institutions including universities, research centres, companies, and industry professionals, who will present a total of 121 activities across all fields of science. For the first time this year, the event falls within the umbrella of the 2021 City and Science Biennial, a massive event that aims to bring scientific knowledge closer to the public.

The BIST centres will be running several activities at the City Science Festival, including the following.


Chemical transformation (La transformació química)
Join researchers in a workshop about the science of spherification and a demonstration about key and lock chemistry.
Organised by: ICIQ
Location: Parc de la Barceloneta
Time: 10:15 – 10:45, 10:30 – 11:00, 10:45 – 11:15, 11:00 – 11:30, 11:15 – 11:45, 11:30 – 12:00, 11:45 – 12:15, 12:00 – 12:30
Register here


Human mini-organs to understand COVID-19 (Miniòrgans humans per entendre la covid-19)
Researcher Núria Montserrat will give a micro-talk about how human organs can be generated in the lab and how tests are done with antiviral drugs to check their effectiveness.
Organised by: IBEC
Location: Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM-CSIC)
Time: 11:25 – 12:05
Register here


Photonics in five minutes! (Fotònica en cinc minuts!)
Discover the world of photonics and why it’s important for researchers and society.
Organised by: ICFO
Location: Pati 1, l’Institut de Ciències del Mar
Time: 12:40
Register here


Controlled drug release (Alliberament controlat de fàrmacs)
In this workshop, you will discover how scientists have learned from nature and found applications of chemistry in a lot of relevant fields.
Organised by: ICIQ
Location: Parc de Recerca Biomèdica de Barcelona (PRBB)
Time: 12:40 – 13:15
Register here


Art and nanoscience (Art i nanociència)
In this workshop, you will use nanotechnology to create a stained glass window like the ones made in the Middle Ages.
Organised by: ICN2
Location: Parc de Recerca Biomèdica de Barcelona (PRBB)
Time: 17:05 – 17:30


See the full City Science Festival schedule here.