Wednesday, November 30 2022
Dia · Setmana
The European projects SO-CLOSE and TRACTION present their digital and artistic tools to combat social exclusion
The research and innovation projects SO-CLOSE (coordinated by the UAB) and TRACTION (led by the Catalan company Vicomtech and with the participation of the UAB) will present their main results on Wednesday, November 30 at 10:00 a.m. headquarters of the European Commission in Barcelona.
Both initiatives have been funded through the European Union's Horizon 2020 program and share the purpose of contributing to consolidating museums and cultural institutions as spaces for sustainable digital cultural co-creation.
The event is open to the public and is especially aimed at people linked to cultural and artistic organizations and institutions or from the social sphere and public administrations.
About the projects
- SO-CLOSE, focused on the refugee experience, has developed open access digital tools that can be used for educational or documentation purposes. Versions of the tools made with genuine migratory information and experiences will be presented at the event, co-created by professionals from the academic and digital world, and refugees and migrants who determined their own needs, expectations and possibilities when choosing the tools to develop. Check out the SO-CLOSE Memory Center Platform: https://bit.ly/socloseMCP
- TRACTION, for its part, explored the use of technology as a critical element in the co-creation of operas between professionals and diverse communities. Two main technological tools have been developed: The Co-Creation Space, a tool to foster participation, interaction and discussion during the co-creation process, and the Co-Creation Stage, a tool to enable real-time opera performances from different locations and scenarios.
10:00 am Institutional welcome - Representative of the European Commission in Barcelona
10:15am Presentation of the results of the SO-CLOSE and TRACTION projects
Javier Rodrigo, coordinator of the SO-CLOSE project.
Mikel Zorrilla, coordinator of the TRACTION project.
10:40 a.m. Colloquium
Ana Pérez-Muelas (Memorial Museum of Exile - MUME)
Irene Calvís (Gran Teatre del Liceu)
Javier Rodrigo (UAB)
Mikel Zorrilla (Vicomtech)
11:30 a.m. Closing
Place: Passeig de Gràcia, 90 Barcelona
Date: Wednesday 30, November2022 - 10:00h
End date: Wednesday 30, November2022 - 11:30h
Organiser: SO-CLOSE and TRACTION projects
Monday, January 30, 2023
On 30 and 31 January, the Eureka building of the UAB Research Park will host the kick-off meeting of the WIRE project, coordinated by researcher Javier Rodrigo of the UAB Department of Modern and Contemporary History.
It is an initiative funded by the European Union that aims to promote and highlight the role of women in the resistance movements in Spain, Italy, Poland and Greece. Within the framework of the project, non-conventional educational activities, innovative digital tools and a variety of educational and technical workshops aimed at students and the general public are carried out.
Place: Eureka builfing · UAB Research Park (Campus UAB)
Date: Monday 30, January2023 - 10:30h
End date: Tuesday 31, January2023 - 14:00h
Organiser: UAB Department of Modern and Contemporary History
Monday, February 27, 2023
The UAB will be present at the 4YFN fair, which will take place at Fira Gran Via, L´Hospitalet de Llobregat, from February 27 to March 2, 2023. The University will have its own stand hat will give visibility to the spin-off companies and technologies.
4YFN is the startup event of the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry, GSMA MWC. Our goal is to support startups, investors and companies to connect and launch new business ventures together.
Date: Monday 27, February2023 - 09:00h
End date: Thursday 2, March2023 - 20:00h
Monday, June 12, 2023
The UAB organises the 22nd edition of the International Workshop on Computational Nanotechnology (IWCN), a scientific meeting that aims to present and debate current trends and future directions in computational nanotechnology in the simulation of nanostructures, nanomaterials and nanodevices. An eminently interdisciplinary field involving areas such as electronics, engineering, physics, applied mathematics, chemistry and biology.
The workshop will be organised in a single-session format with different guest speakers, oral presentations, special sessions, forums and poster presentations on a variety of topics.
On 11 and 12 June, immediately before the IWCN, a satellite workshop entitled the International Wigner Workshop (IWW) will take place to discuss the application of the Wigner function in the descirption of several quantum processes in the fields of physics, chemistry and engineering.
Deadlines for participating can be found at the following link: https://iwcn2023.uab.es/deadlines.html
Place: Casa Convalescència (Carrer de Sant Antoni Maria Claret 171, Barcelona)
Date: Monday 12, June2023 - 09:00h
End date: Friday 16, June2023 - 19:00h