Citizen Science and Art: round table discussion with Ingeborg Reichle and Günter Seyfried about 21st century citizen science

On January 25, 2019 Ingeborg Reichle and Günter Seyfried will participate in a round table discussion about art and 21st century citizen science, invited by eutema – Technology Management in Vienna: Recently, programmes in the arts, in science, and to a limited extent in technology include actions targeting the interaction of artists with research projects. This policy brief was developed with contributions from a mixed group of experts from both fields. It aims at informing decision makers who have worked at the interface of Citizen Science and artistic approaches. There are clear synergies between these concepts and the benefits of considering them together. By showcasing initiatives implemented in Europe, this document highlights how art can support Citizen Science and vice versa. It responds to the diminishing societal trust in science – and contributes to the creation of common goods and shared resources, and facilitates knowledge transfer between science and society to stimulate innovation. Issues like openness, inclusion and empowerment, education and training, funding, infrastructures and reward systems are discussed regarding critical challenges for both approaches. The document concludes by recommending to consider Citizen Science and the arts jointly, to strengthen synergies by building on existing initiatives, launching targeted actions regarding education and training, and art-science initiative. This policy brief is developed within the framework of the Horizon 2020 project ‘Doing It Together Science’ (DITOs) to establish a collaborative and open network between DITOs partners, external organisations and decision makers throughout Europe.

eutema – Technology Management
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