Science in the City 2018 - Bringing Valletta to life

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From adding a fourth triton to the Triton Fountain, to all sorts of installations and exhibitions, this year’s edition of Science in the City will once again bring Valletta to life. Malta’s Science and Arts festival: Science in the City 2018 - European Researchers’ Night, will be held on Friday 28th October from 6pm till midnight.

At the Triton Square, there will be three larger than life interactive installations, consisting of a giant computer mouse which can be dragged around the Triton Fountain, a virtual sculpture which can be accessed through one’s smart phone, and an interactive art piece which can be triggered with body movements. According to Dr Edward Duca, Science in the City Manager, this project “embodies the core values of the festival in creating relationships across disciplines and fusing science with the arts to entertain and educate in a uniquely engaging way”.

The making of a giant mouse in Vienna by the artists Michael Bachhofer and Stefan Resch

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The making of a giant mouse in Vienna by the artists Michael Bachhofer and Stefan Resch

More installations, such as Ekologija, a project comprising of three kaleidoscopic installations created by Inspire students, will be exhibited in Republic and Saint John’s streets. The Inspire students who worked on this project learnt about the local flora and fauna from biologists themselves.

The annual international photographic competition Wiki Loves Monuments, and ‘Magna Żmien’, a project aimed towards preserving and providing access to local historic content by digitising photographs and videos, will be held at Spazju Kreattiv.

An artist’s impression of the giant mouse at Triton Square in Valletta

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An artist’s impression of the giant mouse at Triton Square in Valletta

Other projects include exploring the different layers of the Mediterranean seabed with a fusion of geoscience, electro-acoustic music and interactive art pieces, and discussions at the National Museum of Archeology, among others.

To access this year’s programme, click here. For more information and updates on the event, go to Science in the City Malta’s Facebook page.

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