The Science in the City (SitC) Festival has been building bridges between researchers, artists and the community for over ten years, setting up a magical weekend in the streets and historical buildings in Valletta. This festival is part of European Researchers’ Night that takes place on the same weekend in over 300 European cities.
For the past three years, the Science in the City team has seen the need to engage, empower and enable citizens with science and the arts, to equip them with creativity, innovation and critical thinking. In this way, we hope to introduce an element of critique, a spark of freedom and the promise of progress into the world of human action.
Our goal is to ensure the idea that citizens can use research-based knowledge to help them identify the distinctive political, social, environmental, and technical challenges and opportunities that we face to become the changemakers the world so desperately needs. This year’s festival will continue to work towards this goal, in the hope that the community will be better equipped to influence policies and decisions that affect them at every level: Science in the City 2023 – Changemakers!