A programme with four thematic axes

With the fact of living as the common thread, the activities of this Biennial are grouped into four thematic axes: Living in the city, at a time when more than half of the population lives in urban environments, Living in equity, with proposals to advance towards equal rights and opportunities from all areas, Living with science, to investigate and understand the daily life of those who do science, and Living creativity, where the intersection between art and science opens new doors to find solutions to today's needs.

The programme of the Biennial and +Biennial includes round tables, debates, lectures, conversations and dialogues, but also other formats that will make us experience and reflect on science from other points of view, such as theatre, music, art installations and itineraries. The starting point of the Biennial in Barcelona will be the conversation between the chef Ada Parellada and Josep Perelló entitled Living and living together, a view from the kitchen, on 21 February.

During the following days, debates, round tables, lectures and other proposals will make us reflect and delve into aspects such as the complexity of the world, the adaptation of cities to climate change, the so-called circular health, the need to bring science and art closer together, the future of the health system and the role of citizen science in democratisation and participation.

Three dialogues followed by screenings of different films about biopics of leading figures in science will help us understand what research means at different times and in different circumstances, what the processes are and what doors new discoveries open. As in the 2021 edition, several Research Evenings will allow us to get to know the impressions and experiences of people dedicated to science and the specific projects they are working on. The Science Walks through the Raval will reveal some of the scientific secrets and curiosities that the city's spaces and architecture bear witness to. And Science Night, on Saturday 25 February, will bring together performing arts, new formats and new knowledge.

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