All presenters will share their ongoning experiences and thoughts on the processes and results of their activities.

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Science at the margins

Eduardo Saenz de Cabezon  

The main question we address is how (new forms of) science communication can contribute to social inclusion, and therefore to social cohesion in different contexts. Our starting point is twofold:

  1. We understand science as part of culture, which we believe should be accessible to every member of our societies.
  2. We consider every member of the society as an important part of it, also those that are usually considered at the margins, to whom culture, in particular scientific culture is not usually available.

Science communication can help in this context to empower individuals and communities.

The main aim of our panel is to find ways to implement the role of science communication as an agent of social cohesion in activities that involve actual scientists, new forms of science communication, and direct interaction with people and communities at the margins of their societies.

Participants in the pannel will bring together different experiences and perspectives on the role of science communication as an agent of social cohesion:

Youngsters from communes 8, 9 and 12 of Medellin recognize and transform their territory through networking and collaborative processes.

The project proposes to share knowledge around four themes: robotics, biodiversity, social cartography and communications. Each of these lines as a pedagogical route takes the philosophy of "do it yourself and with others" in the communities of Medellín.

All presenters will share their ongoning experiences and thoughts on the processes and results of their activities.

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