Barcelona will share its Science Biennial with Madrid

MadridThe third edition of the City and Science Biennial will take place in Barcelona and Madrid between February 21 and 26, as announced this Tuesday by the Deputy Mayor of Culture, Education, Science and Community, Jordi Martí, in a press conference at the Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid. “We already shared the Biennial of Thought with Palma and Valencia and, in this desire to strengthen ties with other cities, it seemed to us that Madrid could be a great ally to continue spreading scientific culture to all citizens”, said Martí . The circumstance is that the two cities share cultural and scientific co-capital.

The initiative is also promoted by the Ministry of Science through the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT). Its director, Imma Aguilar, has stated that the experience of working in the two cities was “very stimulating”.

This third edition of the Biennale will reflect on what it means to live on the planet and, more specifically, to live in cities. Also about how we imagine coexistence between humans, with other organisms and also with machines. The team of curators of the 2023 City and Science Biennale is made up of UAB urban environment researcher Helen Cole, researcher of the relationship between music and art Lluís Nacenta, physicist Josep Perelló, scientist Elea Giménez, and the history of science professor José Manuel Sánchez Ron.

Among the guests who will take part in the events to be held in Barcelona are Harvard University planetary health researcher Samuel Myers and Professor Muki Haklay and Professor Lea Shanley (Universities of London and Berkeley, respectively), who will propose explore where citizen science is in Europe and the world. For their part, the artist Maria Arnal and the curator and researcher José Luis de Vicente will present a new chapter of the sound essay Every layer of the atmosphere. A journey through the sounds of the planet.

Mobility expert Eduardo Camacho-Hübner, Mónica Bello, from the European Center for Nuclear Research in Geneva, and Marcus A. Watkins, from NASA, will participate in Madrid.

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