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Setting the Stage in Portugal: researchers and the public come together through theatre

Objective

Through the medium of theatre and visual arts, SettingTheStage brings together research centres, universities, an SME, a science museum and theatre groups from four major cities in Portugal, to create multiple spaces where scientists and the public can actively engage in the reality of being a scientist and in the two big scientific celebrations of 2009: the 400th anniversary of Galileo's first use of the telescope, and the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth. At the core of this proposal is a series of theatre performances, to be specifically produced for Researchers’ Night 2009, designed to stimulate reflection, discussion and debate on topics related to researchers and their everyday lives: the power and limits of their research, their excitements and disappointments, the decisions they face, the impact of their research in society. Emphasis will be on empowering researchers and the public to express their views to the issues being raised. Researchers and theatre performers will work together to produce several performances, aimed at different age groups. A range of interactive activities will complement the performances, including hands-on activities, ´speed-dating´with scientists and new-media installations. Researchers will be involved in all these activities: they will facilitate the interactive activities, co-author scripts, and be actors in the performances. Awareness for these events will be achieved through a concerted marketing campaign, bringing together the expertise and resources of all partners involved, including a dedicated blog, which will register the experiences of the researchers-actors. SettingTheStage brings together the largest ever number of partners in Portugal for Researchers’ Night and, thus, is ideally placed to recruit researchers across the board, to reach large audiences, from north to south and to contribute significantly to greater awareness of the reality of being a researcher in Europe.

Field of science

  • /humanities/arts/visual arts

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2009-NIGHT
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

FUNDACAO CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN
Address
Avenida Berna 45
1000 Lisboa
Portugal
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 42 220,65
Administrative Contact
José Mário Leite (Dr.)

Participants (8)

INSTITUTO DE TECNOLOGIA QUIMICA E BIOLOGICA - UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 19 955,50
Address
Avenida Da Republica, Estacao Agronomica Nacional
2784-505 Oeiras
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lurdes Conceição (Dr.)
INSTITUTO DE MEDICINA MOLECULAR JOAO LOBO ANTUNES
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 11 216,30
Address
Avenida Prof Egas Moniz
1649 028 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Margarida Pinto Gago (Dr.)
INSTITUTO DE BIOLOGIA MOLECULAR E CELULAR-IBMC
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 3 996,45
Address
Rua Alfredo Allen 208
4200 135 Porto
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Suzana Machado (Dr.)
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACAO EM ASTRONOMIA E ASTROFISICA DA UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 4 815
Address
Rua Das Estrelas
4150 762 Porto
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Filipe Alexandre Lopes Pires (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 21 721,68
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099 002 Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sónia Pereira (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDADE DO ALGARVE
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 3 977,46
Address
Campus De Penha
8005 139 Faro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
João Amaro (Mr.)
NATURANAUTICA LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 3 816,96
Address
Universidade Do Algarve, Campus De Gambelas, Pavilhao A4
8005 226 Faro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ricardo Barradas (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 8 280
Address
Paco Das Escolas
3001 451 Coimbra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paulo Mota (Prof.)