Citizen engagement

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Maps without Borders: A storytelling exhibition on civic science

This storytelling exhibition showcased powerful aerial photographs created by citizens using kites, balloons, and point-and-shoot cameras. We told the stories of how people around the world are harnessing the power of Do-It-Yourself techniques to address local environmental, social and political matters. Using props and storyboards in four specially curated settings we shared the stories of unsung heroes … Continue reading

(Indoor) Air quality workshop and science cafe

After a long day at work what better way to unwind than having some DIY science fun? Our workshop/science café format aims to create a space to engage hands on with an DIY tool or technique while also engaging in a relaxed discussion around it – it’s meaning and the data it produces as well … Continue reading

Moving Beyond the Lab to DIY Science

Last Thursday saw the opening of the Science Museum’s Beyond the Lab exhibition, part of the Horizon 2020 SPARKS project that brings together 33 partner organisations across Europe around the goal of public engagement around DIY Science. Today’s preview opening started with positive messages in the opening speeches from both the Science Museum and ecsite emphasising the … Continue reading

Much Ado about Crowdfunding

Invitations to contribute to crowdfunding campaigns have become increasingly more commonplace over recent years. From established players like Kickstarter and Just Giving to those newer to the scene such as Spacehive and Hubbub, great causes that might otherwise never have happened are finding the necessary support by reaching out to the many rather than relying … Continue reading

Lets ‘Do it together’! A journey in science, technology, art – & policy – begins! An introduction

Citizens without Borders is honoured to take part in an exciting endeavour for the next three years: ‘Doing It Together science’ or DITOs. But what is DITOs, who is involved, how, and why? In the following weeks we will be posting more news about CwB’s and our partner’s engagement in DITOs and answer these crucial … Continue reading

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