Innovation within science communication is at the core of the Traces project, which aims to construct a primarily modest and flexible science communication. Modest in the way it embraces knowledge that does not have its origins in science, open to the rich perspective of the public who are not involved in the field, accepting of artistic approaches. Flexible because science communication must be capable of approaching serious issues lightly, and be able to generate pleasure and emotions when forming connections with understanding.
Modest and flexible, yet equally arrogant and resolute when dealing with any kind of exclusion, particularly when knowledge is used as an instrument for oppression: science must be a democratic and accessible tool.
For several years now, our aim has been to position opinions, values, creativity and meetings with researchers at the very heart of our science communication projects. Some are based on the consideration of participants’ knowledge and opinions, whilst others create a space in which achieving targets or a personal narrative can generate motivation and a desire to understand.
Our exhibitions cultivate science with the participation of visitors; the resulting cross-perspective of science and art are envisaged as a way of decoding and interpreting the world around us; transforming scientific knowledge into a vector that connects us to society.