From 21 October to 1 November, the Science Festival returns: the first previews of the nineteenth edition in the "Mappe" section.
An important in presence programme and a renewed online schedule, in a festival with a hybrid format that aims to mark a return to being together and experiencing science in person. The 2021 Science Festival is starting to take shape, scheduled to take place in Genoa from Thursday 21 October to Monday 1 November under the banner of Maps, the keyword of the nineteenth edition of one of the most important events in the world for the diffusion of scientific culture.
The festival will take place along two complementary paths, with conferences, workshops, exhibitions and shows in the presence of the public, alongside many online events.
In a return to normality that will in any case have to be gradual and prudent, the Festival confirms the online streaming and on-demand use of its platform festivalscienza.online
for the schedule of meetings and shows, returning to host live events in Genoa's cultural venues.
Already confirmed are Palazzo Ducale, Palazzo della Borsa, the University Library and Palazzo Reale, the Galata and Doria museums, the Teatro della Tosse and Piazza delle Feste at the Old Port.
A programme for schools in presence and online
For the world of schools, after the excellent response obtained by "La Scienza va in Onda!" in 2020, an hybrid project is being worked on, in presence and online, whose finalisation will depend on the health situation.
THE 'MAPS' OF THE 2021 SCIENCE FESTIVAL
Science shuffles the "maps to be deciphered" and draws new maps that allow us to find our way among data, numbers, models and hypotheses through new challenges that the Festival welcomes with its characteristic multidisciplinary spirit. Speaking of maps, a thematic focus will be devoted to neuroscience and brain mapping. Plenty of space will be devoted to maps of the earth and sky, with special attention paid to environmental issues and the exploration of the universe. Viruses and pandemics will be discussed with an eye to the future, broadening the horizons towards the new perspectives of life sciences, without losing sight of the historical path of science.
DANTE ALIGHIERI, SCIENTISTS AND THE EMOTIONS PROJECT
The Festival confirms its attentive eye towards the contamination between science and art, dedicating some events to Dante Alighieri, and his relationship with science, on the occasion of the 700th anniversary of the supreme poet's death. One example is the Emotions project, the travelling BrainForum organised by BrainCircleItalia and dedicated to Rita Levi-Montalcini, in which neuroscientists from the most prestigious universities and international institutions will show the scientific aspects behind emotions.