Apply to help shape the future of Science and Discovery Centres!
*Applicants for this event have now been selected, however there is an opportunity to join this session remotely on Thursday 4th November, 9.15am - 10am. Please register to join here.
Join The Liminal Space team for a creatively-led two day workshop with representatives from the sector to develop the thinking outlined in this report and identify the ideas, tools and resources which will take Science and Discovery Centres forward into their next decade.
What: A two-day event of hands-on workshops, excursions and dialogue for trailblazers and change-makers working in the Science Centre world. The aim of the event is to explore and build on findings in the Science Centre Futures: Missions and Opportunities report and collectively define a vision to share with the wider sector. The workshops will creative, collaborative and offer opportunities for personal development and networking.
Why: With a pressing urgency to recover from COVID-19 and create a regenerative future that combats climate change, it is clear that science thinking is central to how we will respond to the many shared challenges we face.
Science and Discovery Centres in the UK are uniquely placed to facilitate the public’s exploration of these themes, and have the opportunity to become key spaces in the cultural and social landscape. What are the opportunities for innovation to bring Science and Discovery Centres into the new decade to accomplish this?
About this project: Over the past year The Liminal Space has been doing research into the future of Science Centres, speaking with people across the sector and looking more widely across cultural and social drivers that will influence Science Centre work. This has been captured and distilled in our Science Centre Futures: Missions and Opportunities report. The next step is this co-creation workshop that builds upon the framework we’ve created, with input from those working in the Science Centre landscape. This work is supported by Wellcome and ASDC.