Ar | Respire connosco is a science communication initiative run by a team of students and researchers from the Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme, in Lisbon, Portugal. Ar, “Air” in Portuguese, captures how pervasive and fundamental science is to our daily lives. This initiative runs free public events combining world-renowned speakers, interactive multimedia and audience participation to explore fundamental scientific themes, intertwining work from scientists, artists, chefs, and storytellers among others. Events are held in the 400-seater Champalimaud Foundation auditorium by the Tejo River. Besides these in house events, the Ar team also has collaborations in other science communication initiatives, both nationally and internationally. Supporting the events, a range of online resources has also been implemented, including a webpage for live streaming and a webzine, enabling the engagement of an extensive audience worldwide. Ar ultimately aims to reach an international audience with provocative content, generating discussion of important issues in a critical and creative manner.

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‘A world moved by creative and critical thinking’
Ar | Respire connosco, an innovative science communication initiative in Lisbon

Anna Hobbiss   Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme

Bruno Afonso   Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme;Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência

Eric Dewitt   Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme

Scott Rennie   Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme

Tiago Marques   Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme

Zachary Mainen – Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme

Ar | Respire connosco is a science communication initiative run by a team of students and researchers from the Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme, in Lisbon, Portugal. Ar, “Air” in Portuguese, captures how pervasive and fundamental science is to our daily lives. This initiative runs free public events combining world-renowned speakers, interactive multimedia and audience participation to explore fundamental scientific themes, intertwining work from scientists, artists, chefs, and storytellers among others. Events are held in the 400-seater Champalimaud Foundation auditorium by the Tejo River. Besides these in house events, the Ar team also has collaborations in other science communication initiatives, both nationally and internationally. Supporting the events, a range of online resources has also been implemented, including a webpage for live streaming and a webzine, enabling the engagement of an extensive audience worldwide. Ar ultimately aims to reach an international audience with provocative content, generating discussion of important issues in a critical and creative manner.

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