MORE THAN SCIENCE ENGAGEMENT!
Sometimes science engagement is the centre of a programme and sometimes it's just a pretext to get people together!
Here are some of the things have done.
THE DIVERSCI.EU WEBSITE
Diversci (formerly Equity@Ecsite) is a collective of science engagement professionals advocating to get inclusion, equity, diversity and social justice to the top of our strategic agendas. As a co-founder and member, I've coordinated the development of the website and its content.
Launched in June 2022, Diversci.eu provides practical tools that support your journey to a more diverse, inclusive and equitable organisation. Its framework will help you work across Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity.
DOORS, Digital incubator fOR muSeums
DOORS focuses on digital maturity of small and medium-size institutions and the empowerment of their teams. The central question is how the museum sector can develop digital strategies and values to adapt and reinvent themselves to strengthen their performance, reach their audiences and develop new ones, and ensure financial recovery and sustainability.
ECSITE, Ars Electronica, Museum Booster
MOVING DIALOGUE ONLINE - DIGITAL INCLUSION
Moving dialogue online by Stickydot is a five-part series of workshops designed for professionals working in projects that connect science with society.
I created and co-facilitated the webinar on how to create online content adapted to the needs, the motivation and the skills of our audiences.
#Science Education #Sustainable Development
ENGAGE aimed to develop educational tools for teaching science department turned to sustainable development and to train teachers to use them.
I was in charge of the ENGAGE project for France and I developed training courses and MOOCs for teachers
University of Sheffield, ENGAGE International Consortium
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL INCLUSION IN TRIESTE
I trained a group of PhD students from Sissa University in Trieste (Italy) on social inclusion and science engagement
Sissa MediaLab (Italy)
Frugal Tinkering Dance Party AT Scratch2017
In this hands-on tinkering workshop, participants work together to build dancing robots using ScratchX extensions, Arduino, servo motors, and recycled materials. This activity allows learners to begin to explore ideas around programming, circuits, and mechanisms in a personally meaningful way.
#Young People Emporwerment
What we recommend
I designed the "What We Recommend" Workshop as a global children consultation on education. WWR is a series of workshops held in 20 different countries during 2014. It provided opportunities for groups of 10 to 16 year-olds to reflect on education and to make recommendations on different aspects of Science in Society and access to knowledge.
University of Liverpool
MOZAIK is a publication made for peer-support to all of our colleagues who are adamant to push boundaries, and advocate for social justice in their institutions, neighbourhoods, cities, countries...
What started as a joke, became a digital magazine.
The idea was simple: what if we could offer you a magazine that you would not be ashamed to read? One that could be “your best friend” when you lost confidence in bringing Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) to your institution?
Come and browse the first issue of our Social Justice Magazine: here! MOZAIK #1 was presented at the ECSITE conference and ASTC conferences.
by Amparo Leyman Pino and Heidrun Schulze
RETHINK, EUROPEAN PROJECT
The overall objective of RETHINK is to provide recommendations and guidelines to maintain and improve the quality of interactions in the new science communication landscape. RETHINK aims to provide support to re-examine and re-orientate science communication across Europe.
Vrije Universiteit’s Faculty of Science, Ecsite, University of the West of England, Zeppelin University, Sissa Medialab, Danish Board of Technologie Foundation
Equity@Ecsite is an inspirational advocacy group that promotes diversity, equity and inclusion in science engagement institutions.
Founding-member, my role within the group is to develop training resources and tools. I am also the mentor of 4 pioneers science centres in Europe:
- Cap Science (France)
- MUSE (Italy)
- Centro Cienca Viva do Algarve (Portugal)
- Tavira Centro Cienca Viva (Portugal)
ECSITE, Science Center Netwerk (Austria), Equity@Ecsite advocacy group
Pop up Science Centres
What if each neighbourhood had a free space to explore, question and engage in science?
Rayon Science transforms empty shops into pop-up science centres. With TRACES we opened 3 different spaces in underserved neighbourhood of Paris (France) in 2 years.
City of Paris
E-FABRIK', GIVING MEANING TO DIGITAL EDUCATION THROUGH SOCIAL CONNEctIONS
E-FABRIK' aims to achieve social and digital inclusion and the empowerment of young people and people with disabilities through participants design of real and open-source solutions for disability.
E-FABRIK' is composed of 2 programmes:
A 5-month training programme for NEET
A discovery programme of 20 workshops
Orange Foundation, local and national French governmental bodies
Science learning initiatives outside the classroom are crucial in educating and forming Europe’s next generation of researchers and innovators. By gaining insights into these initiatives all around Europe SySTEM 2020 wants to gain a better understanding of the types and kinds of programmes in operation, learn from each other and collaborate to be able to respond to challenges ahead.
Science Gallery Dublin
SIS CATALYST, children as change agents
SiS Catalyst was a four-year European project with two main pillars: mainstreaming science in society activities for children through the development of practical and easily delivered guidelines and support, and the mobilisation of the participating political processes required to effect change. There were three crosscutting themes: Listening to Young People, Recognising the Role of Students and Building the Dialogue with Key Players (organisers, scientific researchers and managers).
My focus was: Listening to Young People.
SiS Catalyst International Consortium
ARPENTAGE, PODCAST AND WORKSHOP
I have a podcast...
who doesn't 😉?!
During the lock-downs, Malvina Artheau and I created a relatively confidentiel podcast.
Based on the 'Arpentage' methology of collective reading in working class groups, we read essays that we don't have the courage of reading alone.
I also use this technique for workshop and teaching my undergrad students.
EQUITY DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION CLINIC
"What are you / your organisation suffering from? "
Developed within Equity@Ecsite advocacy group, the EDI clinic is a one-hour workshop offering a safe space for sharing difficulties implementing inclusive approaches and identifying ways to improve your practices.
Recently, I co-facilitate an online version of the EDI Clinic at the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) annual conference.
Equity@Ecsite advocacy group
CREATIVE WORKSHOP AT THE FAB14 CONFERENCE
Imagine your dream maker space that allows creativity and inclusion. I designed and facilitated a two-hour workshop for the Quai des Savoirs in Toulouse (France) for the FAB14 Conference.
Le Quai des Savoirs
INTERCULTURAL AND INTERGENERA-TIONAL WORKSHOPS
The intergenerational project "Tell Me about Your Technologies", and its intercultural version "Migratory Objects" allow participants from different generations and cultures to exchange their knowledge and experiences through real objects that are emblematic of the history of techniques and the evolution of technologies.
TRACES, City of Paris
TINKERING AND SOCIAL INCLUSION IN FARO
I designed and co-facilitated a two-day training for 20 social workers and science engagement professionals in Faro (Portugal) at the beginning of the Erasmus + Project C4.
Cienca Viva do Algarve (Portugal)
KiiCS was a three-year co-creation project that aimed to build bridges between arts, science, technology and companies. I have developed workshops to create narratives based on science. Following the method suggested by Michel Gondry in the ‘Usine de films amateurs’, I co-designed and facilitated workshops for teenagers, researchers, PhD students and a movie director.
Kiics International Consortium