Knowledge◦Room exploring social justice by going beyond ‘traditional’ spaces and activities of science centres

Date: 
Monday, February 1, 2021
Resource Type:
Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Community Outreach Programs, Exhibitions, Museum and Science Center Exhibits
Audience: 
General Public | Museum/ISE Professionals | Scientists
Access and Inclusion: 
Ethnic/Racial
Immigrant Communities
Low Socioeconomic Status
Urban
Organization:
Science Center Netzwerk
Description: 

This article describes an example of science engagement striving for social justice by invigorating neglected spaces. The pop-up science centre “Knowledge◦Room“ in Vienna encourages learning, participation and engagement and provides accessibility to different groups regardless of their background. Based on a case-study of a bottom-up event at the Knowledge◦Room, we show how science communication can create a trust-based connection with disadvantaged groups in society and inspire their curiosity in science. We argue that science communication can be used as a tool for advancing social justice in the wider sense and facilitate encounters between diverse groups within society.

Citation
DOI:
10.22323/2.20010303
ISSN:
1824-2049
Publication Name: 
Journal of Science Communication
Volume: 
20
Number: 
1
Document:

Team Members

Hessam Habibi DoroHessam Habibi DoroAuthor

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