SciDF participated in the #Imperdible_03, the third edition of insignia events signed by Fundación Cotec with the workshop ‘Puzzle of global challenges’, created by SciDF member Vittoria Spinoza. This year’s Imperdible’s topic was the future and innovation of the cities. Among the numerous unmissable activities, there were an escape room set in 2076, video games, autonomous cars, workshops on urban art, sports and music aimed to show how the city changed and how it can still change over time.
In line with the spirit of active citizen participation, promoted by the event, SciDF offered an entertaining reflection space where participants, from all ages, could isolate for a while from technology and revive their critical thinking, thanks to an activity which combined a role playing and a puzzle game.
SciDF invited participants to face the arrival of the autonomous cars from different perspectives. During the first part of each session, participants experienced the impossibility of solving issues thinking only on their own interests, but finally they had the possibility to share their points of view as citizens, scientists, politicians and entrepreneurs and to debate altogether on the different ways of decision making.
During #Imperdible_03, around 32 sessions and a total of 220 people participated in this SciDF activity, showing highly enthusiasm for the SciDF values. We believe that one of the keys for the progress of the cities is represented by the awareness of the citizens about the impact of science and technology in the everyday life. To this aim it is fundamental to have more spaces in which citizens can express their opinions and doubts about innovation, instead of being simply passive users of innovation.
We wish to keep creating aggregation spaces between people of different sectors, in order to enrich more and more the dialogue about science and contribute in exchanging ideas for a better future.
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