On 30 September we’ll be participating in Science in the City 2016 with an installation that challenges stereotypes and invites reflection on diversity.
The ‘Science in the City—European Researchers’ Night’ festival, is organised by the University of Malta, the Research Trust of the University of Malta and the Malta Chamber of Scientists together with a large number of partners. Funded by the European Commission’s Research and Innovation Framework Programme H2020 (2014-2020) by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions, it is recognized as a ‘festival’ by Europe for Festivals and Festivals for Europe (EFFE).
It is supported by Parliamentary Secretary for Research, Innovation, Youth & Sport, General Soft Drinks and a number of corporate sponsors.
Entitled ‘Colourism|Haemophobia’, our installation playfully uses blood in order to immerse viewers in questions about identity, prejudice, social cohesion and community.
Essentially, our installation promotes the value of equal human dignity as a fundamental principle and guiding social norm.
The ‘blind’ solidarity expressed when donating blood is a perfect context to underline the need for us to be ‘blind’ to skin colour, and to embrace the common humanity we all share.
Want to know more? Follow the Science in the City programme (regularly updated) for details on our installation’s location…
…and we’ll see you there!
After the amazing opening night at Blitz of the You Are What You Eat exhibition, we’re happy to announce the public programme organised as part of the same project.
“We are inviting you to think about what you eat, and where it comes from. Essentially, we are also inviting you to imagine the beautiful opportunities presented by the migrants reaching Malta today. How will Eritrea, Somalia, Ivory Coast, Mali, Syria, Afghanistan change our breakfasts, our techniques, our utensils?” (Neil Falzon, aditus foundation Director)
Details as follows (follow the project’s Facebook page for updates):
Exhibition opening hours
Tuesday – Thursday: 10am – 3pm
Friday, Saturday: 3pm – 7pm
Sunday, Monday: closed
Children’s programme: 30 April @ 2pm
Floor talks with the artists and curator: 7 May @ 7pm
Panel discussion with aditus and invited experts: 19 May @ 7pm
Have you ever wondered where braġioli came from? Do you know why we make our ħobża the way we do? From where did we get our pastizzi, soppa tal-armla, kirxa? What impact did the Arabs have on the way we eat, and on what we eat? These and more questions are the subject of our exciting new project, implemented jointly with BLITZ.
You Are What You Eat is exploring the relationship between Malta’s rich history and the food we eat today. Our findings will be presented in a series of lectures and also through a number of creative works.
Visit the project page, and get in touch with us if you’d like to be kept updated on this and other initiatives.