City and Science: Barcelona to inaugurate new Biennial
Close to a hundred activities in the second week of February bring scientific knowledge and ethical debates to the Catalan capital
Barcelona aims to bring science—and the ethics and discussions surrounding it—to the people, with its first ever Biennial of City and Science, to be held February 7 to the 11. The main themes: science and citizenship; science, life, and natural environment; transhumanism; art and science.
Barcelona “above average” in field, says mayor
The event was presented on Monday by various Barcelona officials including mayor Ada Colau, who highlighted the importance of this second Biennial put on by the city (the first being the Biennial of Thought), and which in this case disposes of a budget of €400,000.
Barcelona has a scientific environment that is “above average in terms of level of talent, universities,” a city that is a “European hub when it comes to research,” proclaimed Colau at the event.