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URBAN SCIENCE

Art meets energies in the city is a is a bilateral and transnational youth initiative that involves
the informal group of young people “INCA Switzerland” and the association “INCA Italia”

URBAN SCIENCE

Description

It is a scientific and artistic laboratory on the ecology  topic, mainly turned at the renewable energies applications.
It will take place at ZURICH (Switzerland) and Rome (Italy) at INCA (International Network of Culture and Arts) venues and at different locations in the cities (river, streets, parks, gardens, schoo yard). It is turned at generic public, schools of different level (primary, secondary and high schools) and organizations working with yuong people with fewer opportunities.
This type of project involves atistic and scientific activities for the realization of an integrated laboratory of artistic performances and scientific culture and the realization of  interactive demonstrations and installations.
The main themes are the applications of renewable energies, the respect of the enviroment and the sustainable progress.
The main objectives are the education of young people for a critical consumption and sensitize them on enviromental problems and ecological themes. It will last 12 months and includes the partecipation of  young people and the involvement of artists, mathematicians, physicist and young people of the local commnunity.
During this initiative the participants will have also the opportunity to reflect, share and compare their own experiences using arts and theatre to develop new strategies of social inclusion and creation of new job opportunities.
The groups will be composed of 4 young people in each country (Italy and Switzerland) coming from different social and cultural background.
The project has different phases: first, there is a preparation phase to strengthen and coordinate the participating groups in Italy and in Switzerland and a Advance Planning Visit in Zurich. The second phase is the implementation of activities, that include: meetings, discussions, practical investigation on the field, arts and science workshops, seminars, public events to involve the local communities and one meeting with the Italian Partner.
The next phase will include meetings to analyse and evaluate the project. At the end, we will disseminate and valorise the results.
The following activities will be implemented:
-  Didactical Expertiments
-  Scientific skills
-  Theater
-  Clown
-  Music
The entire project will use non formal education methods, promote active participation, develop the knowledges share competences and best practises.
The project has the ambitious purpose to encourage people to a cognitive stimulus, through the comparison with the truth, that can go beyond the explanation of a specific demonstrated phenomenon.

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For additional informations please visit Inca Switzerland Web Site