Artigo: Science communication for social inclusion: exploring science & art approaches

Title: Science communication for social inclusion: exploring science & art approaches

Authors: Ana Matias, Andreia Dias, Cláudia Gonçalves, Paulo Nuno Vicente and Ana Lúcia Mena

Journal: Journal of Science Communication, 20(02), A05

Abstract: 

Engaging communities at risk of social exclusion poses a big challenge for science communicators. We schematize a framework for projects using science & art to promote social inclusion, composed of 3 phases — design, plan and collaboration; implementation; and evaluation. We present a case study that aimed to engage with a community of migrant senior women, mostly illiterate. Our findings suggest high engagement was achieved by building trust, involving emotions, choosing a relatable topic and following participatory practices. Inclusive activities occurred on the short-term, but for medium-term impact, community insiders need to be regarded as a second audience.

Keywords:

Public engagement with science and technology
Social inclusion

DOI:
https://doi.org/10.22323/2.20020205

Published:
15 March 2021

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