Webinar: Doing Science with and for People

The Interactive Technologies Institute at the Instituto Superior Técnico will host the free webinar “Doing Science with and for People” on November 21 as part of the Science and Technology Week celebrations.

The webinar will feature two European projects, LoGaCulture and Bauhaus of the Sea Sails, represented respectively by Pedro Ferreira and Frederico Duarte. Luísa Seixas, as a project manager of both LoGaCulture and the Bauhaus of the Seas, will moderate the session. In addition to their local impact, these projects are strongly focused on sustainability, utilising new technologies to improve the lives of many significantly.

The LoGaCulture project (Locative games for cultural heritage) brings together experts in location-based games to explore how this new generation of games can benefit society and enhance cultural heritage. The project includes case studies in four different countries where technology and art come together to improve the visitor experience. In Portugal, the case study will be developed on Madeira Island, where a game connected to the island’s natural points of interest, including marine megafauna, will be created.

On the other hand, Bauhaus of the Sea Sails aims to combat climate change through a multidisciplinary, intergenerational, and interspecies approach. This project emerged from the intersection of art, culture, citizenship, science, and technology, focusing on European coastal areas. The objectives include pollution reduction and the regeneration of aquatic ecosystems. The project carries out activities in aquatic environments in five countries. In Portugal, the focus will be on the Atlantic Ocean, as well as the Tagus River and its estuary.

The webinar is open to citizen participation and will include a dedicated space for viewer questions. The webinar will take place in Portuguese.


11:00 AM – 11:05 AM
A brief introduction to the projects

11:05 AM – 11:35 AM
Presentation on the LoGaCulture project
Presentation on the Bauhaus of the Sea Sails project

11:35 AM – 12:00 PM
Discussion with audience questions