By Simone Cutajar, Green Malta and University of Malta and Dr. Edward Duca, Malta
The arts are emerging as a favoured approach for science communication with a growing list of collaborative artistic exhibits, performances and installations that aim to make science more engaging to reach new audiences. However we rarely speak about how art can be used as a tool to generate scientific data.In this Horizon talk Simone Cutajar (researcher University of Malta) and Dr Edward Duca (Innovation Communication lecturer, Science in the City (SitC) manager, University of Malta) will present case studies on how art has been used to both communicate science and to generate new knowledge.
Ms. Cutajar will reflect on her experiences in designing projects that have utilised photographic data as a way to build on local biodiversity inventories. Mr. Duca will focus on how science festivals can be used to make citizen science research more engaging by reflecting on his experiences in managing Science in the City—European Researchers’ Night (Malta), which, amongst others, uses art installations, music, performing arts, theatre, and dance to communicate science.