03/06/2014

The Ciutadella, first scientific park in Barcelona, Conference series that reflects on the future of the park as a place of science


The conferences bring outstanding personalities from culture and science sphere as Gilles Boeuf, Morten Meldgaard, Gerlad Dick y Ismail Serageldin to Barcelona the next 5th, 12th, 26th of June and 3rd of July

The Natural History Museum of Barcelona and the Barcelona Zoo Foundation co-organise the conferences series “The Ciutadella, first scientific park in Barcelona”, that reflects on the future of the park as a place of science. Outstandind personalities from the culture and science sphere as Gilles Boeuf, president of the Natural History Museum of Paris; Morten Meldgaard, director of the Natural History Museum of Denmark; Gerald Dick, executive manager of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums; and Ismail Serageldin, director of the new Bibliotheca Alexandrina, will share their expertise the next 5th, 12th and 26th of June and the 3rd of July at the Born Centre Cultural.

“The Ciutadella, first scientific park in Barcelona” comes from the commitment of the Barcelona City Council on developing a project in order to recover the historical memory of the park, its meaning for the city through the time, the present reality and its scientific nature. Some institutions as Medi Ambient i Serveis Urbans, Hàbitat Urbà, Ajuntament de Barcelona; Fundació Catalana per a la Recerca i la Innovació;  Institut de Ciències del Mar;  Parc de Recerca Biomèdica de Barcelona; Societat Catalana d’Història de la Ciència i de la Tècnica; Institut d’Estudis Catalans, Universitat Pompeu Fabra y El Born Centre Cultural cooperate with the Natural History Museum of Barcelona and the Barcelona Zoo Foundation.

In four sessions, international guests will have a dialog with scientists and other experts from the city about several topics related to the Ciutadella. First two conferences will be about the genesis and history of the first public park in Barcelona in contrast with the history of Paris and Copenhagen Natural History Museums. The third session will value the role of scientifics institutions on the preservation of biodiversity and natural resources, and the fourth conference will be a master class in defence of the social values of natural history museums and scientific equipments, along with the citizens’ commitment in environmental issues. 

June 5th
City Science Parks – I
París and Barcelona: two stories to know
Gilles Boeuf, president of the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle of París
Antoni Roca, member of the Societat Catalana d’Història de la Ciència i de la Tècnica, Institut d’Estudis Catalans
Presenter:
Josep M. Camarasa, founder of the Societat Catalana d’Història de la Ciència i de la Tècnica

June 12th
City Sciene Parks – II
Copenhague y Barcelona: two visions of future
Morten Meldgaard, director of the Statens Naturhistoriske Museum de Copenhaguen
Itziar González Virós, architect
Presenter:
Jordi Camí, general director of Parc de Recerca Biomèdica de Barcelona

June 26th
Nature conservation
Scientific institutions and protection of the biodiversity and geodiversity
Gerald Dick, executive director of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Ramon Folch, president of the Estudi Ramon Folch & Associats
Presenter:
Alberto Palanques, director of the Institut de Ciències del Mar

July 3rd
Closing
It’s natural. Get to know the world, get to know yourself
Ismail Serageldin, director of the new Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Jaume Casals, rector of Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Every season will take place at Born Centre Cultural at 7 p.m. (Plaza Comercial 12.)
Free entrance. Limited seating

For further information and interview management:
comunicaciomcnb[at]bcn[dot]cat / gredolad[at]bcn[dot]cat

 932565973 or 932562205 

Follow the new son the conferences through the hashtag #LaCiutadellaBorn

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