A research team led by 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. The partners are the Universitat de Barcelona, the TransMedia Catalonia team from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, the research centre IGTP, and the Université de Aix-Marseille, who represent expertise in such diverse fields as neuroscience, health, linguistics, climate emergency, translation and 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 we will launch an open call for creative agents, technologists and scientists to help us in the project development. Stay tuned, and for more information visit our web: https://epsn.epicalab.com