The European Performing Science Night, a project with the involvement of the UAB for the European Researchers' Night
The EPSN, led by Fundación Épica-La Fura dels Baus, will organise several events for the next European Researchers’ Night, to be held on 24 September, in Badalona. The project, which will soon open a call to participate, will show how researchers contribute to society in a multidisciplinary and attractive format for a wide range of audiences.
A research team led by the Fundación Épica-La Fura dels Baus has been awarded the prestigious European Researchers’ Night with the project European Performing Science Night.
The European Researchers' Night, funded under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), is a Europe-wide public event that brings researchers closer to civil society. The Night provides researchers the opportunity to showcase the diversity of science and its impact on citizens’ daily lives, and to stimulate interest in research careers – especially among young people. The events highlight how researchers contribute to our society by displaying their work in an interactive and engaging forum.
Over the next six months, five multidisciplinary research partners will work under the novel methodology proposed by the Fundación Épica-La Fura dels Baus, especially designed to boost mult-disciplinary R+D+i processes and to catalyse the knowledge transfer to civil society. The events are scheduled to take place in Badalona in September 2021.
Partners include the Universitat de Barcelona, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, the research centre IGTP, and the Université de Aix-Marseille, which together represent expertise in such diverse fields as neuroscience, health, linguistics, climate emergency, translation and philosophy. On behalf of the UAB, the project is coordinated by Pilar Orero, researcher at the Transmedia Catalonia research group at the Department of Translation and Interpreting and East Asian Studies. Other participants are Miquel Edo and Anna Matamala, from the same group and department, and David Casacuberta, from the Department of Philosophy.
The European Performing Science Night will in itself be a scientific event, where research groups will deploy experiments with a broad spectrum of civil society - both online and face-to-face. Audiences will perform in artistic terms, fostering an understanding of the research impact on citizens’ daily lives, and encouraging young people to embark on research careers. The project will demonstrate the value of EU investment on EU research, based on EU diversity and the wealth of approaches and languages across communities.
In June the project will launch an open call for creative agents, technologists and scientists to participate in the project development.
More information: https://epsn.epicalab.com