City and Science Biennial

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The third edition of the City and Science Biennial is coming to Barcelona, this year focusing on the fact of living.

For six days, the City and Science Biennial invites you to reflect on the fact that we live in a time full of challenges of all kinds and on all scales, and on how to address, from a scientific perspective, the crises to which we are exposed today.

The Biennial will focus on the science that observes the relationships of our species with the natural, human and digital environment. It will offer an active and proactive vision of that science that promotes relationships, coexistence and brings us closer together. That which encourages participation and opens the door to greater citizen involvement.

Cities, where most of the population lives today, will appear as the preferred scenario, with the tensions and contradictions that this entails, and with the science that should allow us to resolve them, connecting diverse fields of knowledge, such as social, environmental and health sciences. The vital message of this Biennial will also be present in activities where people working in universities and research centres will share what it means to live doing science. And the arts will also allow you to discover living science in innovative formats and from different perspectives.

This Biennial brings you a lot of proposals to live today’s accelerated changes, to live in dignified and equal conditions, to live creativity, complexity, research and its processes, all from science and knowledge. Experience the City and Science Biennial!



The silenced voices of science

There will be a creation among the artistic installations with the collaboration of some BIST Mothers of Science. A permanent space in the Jardins de Rubió i Lluch.

Music producer Ikram Bouloum, curator Antònia Folguera and computational linguistics researcher Ona de Gibert have developed a verbal and musical creation, a kind of situated radio production, to make present at the City and Science Biennial the female voices that the history and present of science tend to leave aside, take for granted or ignore. Although women have always been part of the world of scientific research, it is only recently that their work has begun to be supported and recognised.

This sound piece brings together the voices of a group of women scientists from different fields (engineers, neuroscientists, biologists, chemists…) and with different degrees of experience (students, PhD students and experienced researchers).

This piece features the voices of Eugenia Martínez and Irene Marco, both winners of the To the Mothers of Science programme, among other female scientists.