Brain Buskers
Brain Buskers
The Brain Buskers project aims to promote public engagement in science, joining science with the daily and cultural life of the city, and have an impact on local communities. Its informal nature promotes the understanding of daily-life biochemical phenomena, demystifying the image of scientists, and increasing the scientific literacy. This project also revealed to be important to scientists to inspire new generations with scientific knowledge to communicate science with the society. Inspired by buskers’ street performances, the project “Brain Buskers” was born aiming to capture the attention of the public to unveil and explore biochemical phenomena in an informal environment, taking advantage of the scientific expertise of the researchers our center. The researchers left their laboratories and embraced the challenge to take science to the city’s daily life and communicate with the society in public spaces, such as streets, parks, beaches and pubs, among others. With this project, we aimed to bring science close to the society by creating meeting places between scientists and citizens, building informal and unexpected conversations about scientific contents, with main focus on CNC.IBILI target research fields: neuroscience, metabolism and biotechnology.

  760 participants
  15 events
  20 researchers

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Funded by ERDF - European Regional Development Fund through COMPETE 2020 and National Funds via FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, under projects POCI-01-0145-FEDER-007440 e UIDB/04539/2020.

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