The Atelier des Jours à Venir (& Paris-Montagne) are visiting la Mandarina Space (02/11/2012 6:30pm)!

In two weeks time the Atelier des Jours à Venir (some of them members of Paris-Montagne) will be visiting la Mandarina de Newton new space in Gracia.

If you don’t go away for the long weekend and you want to meet them in person and know a bit more about their project, come next Friday 2nd of November at 6:30pm to La Mandarina de Newton new space at 12 Montseny Street, Barcelona. In the Gracia neighborhood.

The Atelier des Jours à Venir is a non profit cooperative company, composed of young researchers and teachers. Some of its founders are also part of the NGO Paris-Montagne, a collaborator institution of the project Science of the City, that has recently started its second edition.

The Atelier des Jours à Venir develops and performs teaching for students in university research curricula, aiming at fostering sound responsible practices within the research community. By addressing the implicit usages and values that coexist with rational investigation, it aims at empowering university students to become active, creative and responsible members of the research community, contributing to a fruitful dialogue with society.

In addition, the Atelier des Jours à Venir creates and supports projects of scientific culture with a strong social commitment: conveying the research and the values of scientific communities, can empower citizens, in particular in socially deprived contexts, such as French suburbs, Egypt, ex-Yugoslavia, where they have been taking action. We also take action to spread tools for citizen participation in research, from creating questions to gathering & analyzing data.

Their presentation will take the form of an informal discussion, and they look forward to interact with the assistants on the following topics:

  • Local communities
  • Research communities
  • All the interactions among these two concepts

It’s going to be great to hear from them their past experiences and future proposals and we are sure, you’ll have lots to say! So, if you are near Barcelona, do not miss it!


Grants, prizes and a good start!

The summer holidays are over, but we begin this new year with good news.

On the one hand, we celebrate that the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) has granted us with some financial support and it has become a
Science of the City sponsor.

On the other hand, today we learned that the most voted video of the Science of the City Video Contest in the French category was “Effet Doppler- Doppler Effect“. This will be the winning video of the prize sponsored by the NGO Paris-Montagne and Science Académie. For now, we leave you with the Constant Bourdeloux‘s video and we go on working on the next phase of the project. We have already started the research on the videos submitted and soon we will start working with artists on them. Do not miss it because there is a lot to be seen!


Science of the City, a polyglot project

Science of the City has received a dozen videos in French. Thanks to these recent contributions, 50 videos have been submitted and three languages ​​(English, Spanish and French) have been used. Science of the City achieves a compilation of scientific, social, artistic and multilingual videos in this first phase of the project.

The Paris-Montagne NGO has collaborated actively through workshops, broadcast and voting processes, in order to add one language more to this project. The results are very interesting. Among the many videos we have received, you can find accurate explanations for phenomena such as the Doppler effect, very special discoveries such as small creatures that inhabit the city or the Lotus super hydrophobia, actual experiments and an interesting survey where the citizens of Paris are asked what is science of the city for them. Here we show you some exemples, but if you are intereted in seeing all them, check Science of the City. We also encourage you to follow the rest of the project, we still have to deliver the prize for the best video in French (we will do it in September), analyze all the videos, see the artistic interpretations of Fine Arts students, build an exhibition …


Science of the City: more science and more cities!

More and more institutions are giving its support to the Science of the City project. ¡We are 15! La Mandarina de Newton, creator and coordinator of the initiative, The Tech Museum, Arts Santa Monica, Transit Projectes, the Observatori de la Comunicacio Cientifica de la UPF, the Barcelona Culture Institute, the Catalan Science Communication Association (ACCC), Tercer Milenio, the science supplement at the Heraldo de Aragón, Paris-Montagne, the Paris Academy of Science, the Liberty Science Center, the NY Academy of Science, the NY Hall of Science, the Biobus and the Singapore Science Center.

Science of the City aims to promote a different view of what science is and where we can find it. With the aim of democratizing the scientific method -the ability to observe the environment, ask questions, be critical, design experiments to verify or falsify hypotheses and communicate the results. Science of the City encourages participants to make a video of two minuts linking their city with science through a question, a discovery or an experiment. During these last weeks we have begun to receive new videos. Participants have shared with us interesting challenges like: Could we use the energy from noise to transform it into electrical energy or why a clock can be invisible inside the water. Participants also experienced with skates and found answers to questions of optics. Here you can see some of the videos:

Science of the City will be represented at the Science Festival in Barcelona next june the 18th and we will also be in the Science Festival in Paris.

On the other hand, the Science of the City team has been running activities at a Youth penitentiary (sòmnia), Garbí School and at Benjamin Franklin Intenational School.

The call ends on June 30th for the videos in Catalan, Spanish and English, but continues until July 19th for the videos presented in French. During the month of July eight awards will be given: to the best video, the best video in Spanish, English or French, the best question, the best discovery, the best experiment and the most voted. ¡¡Go to the Tech Virtual webpage and start a project!!


Science of the City, opening its own website!

The “Science of the City” project continues encouraging citizens around the world to look for science that lurks in the corners of their cities and putting it on a 2 minutes video. This was published at El Tercer Milenio from the Heraldo de Aragón newspaper.

More and more institutions, museums and universities are adding efforts to contribute to the promotion of this project. Currently, we have the support of The Tech Museum that sponsors seven awards, Arts Santa Mònica, Trànsit Projectes, the Observatori de la Comunicació Científica de la Universitat Pompeu Fabra, the Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona, Singapore Science Center, Liberty Science Center, Biobus, NY Hall of Science, The NY Academy of Sciences and Paris-Montagne. Wiser-U will also sponsor the best French video award. So for now, you can participate in English, Spanish and French.

In addition, we have announced the project site. You can find it at We hope you like it and  we encourage you to use your holidays to make a science video in your city or in your holiday destination city!

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