Workshop WG 6: City + Citizen Science

Workshop WG 6: City + Citizen Science

Date & Possible Location
7th of February 2019
Espai Bonnemaison, Sant Pere Més Baix, 7. 08003 Barcelona
8th of February 2019
Fàbrica de Creació Fabra i Coats, Carrer Sant Adrià, 20. 08030 Barcelona.

For Attendence: Application is possible until 7th of January, have a closer look at "How to register"
For presenting a case study: until 10th of December

Local organisation

OpenSystems, Universitat de Barcelona
Barcelona Citizen Science Office
Barcelona Science Biennale


7th of February
City + Citizen Science presentations (10-20h):

The workshop will be organised within the frame of the Barcelona Science Biennale (7-11 February). Many other citizen science activities will be organised those days.

Citizen Science practices have been boosted in urban contexts around the world. Participatory effort includes shared tasks such as the identification of concerns, the definition and design of the research, the collection of data, its interpretation and the proposal of actions that respond to the concerns with evidences. Can citizen science contribute to city policies or propose new policies? In which way? And with which actors, specifically? And lastly but not least, can some civic movements be accompanied by citizen science projects to give arguments and propitiate a response through knowledge built in a participatory manner? We will answer these questions with international and local experiences.

One day meeting with the form of dialogues stressing citizen scientists, municipalities and cities perspective.

More info:
Full programme:

8th of February
Second day will be a collective writing activity in deep connection with a hackathon working
with Design Justice concepts:

In the context of the City and Science Biennial, we invite you to collaborate and revise the processes of political action and citizen participation. We will do this from an intersectional perspective, using and being critical of the matrix of domination (heteropatriarchy, white supremacy, colonialism and capitalism), as proposed by sociologist, Patricia Hill Collins . To carry out this critical reading, we will create a parliamentary simulation, and use the Design Justice Principles to address problems identified by means of citizen science, in five areas:

  1. Parity in cultural programming.
  2. The right to non-violent healthcare in terms of sexual health for 2LGBTQI+ folks (emphasizing the experience of lesbians and HIV positive people).
  3. Participation and support systems in the mental health system.
  4. Systemic bias and online harassment in the cultural context of Wikipedia
  5. Mobility in urban settings in the school context.

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Expected outcome of 7th and 8th February activities
First basis for writing a paper on Cities and Citizen Science based on the collection of experiences and perspectives being presented during the event and/or being identified all over the world.

Other citizen science activities during the Biennale

  1. Citizen Science Safari. Promenade gathering data with several citizen science projects. Contact the organization if you want to join in and contribute. Sunday 10th of February.

  2. Collective Experiment on gender and public space. We will create a community and with that community we will build an experiment to be installed in Barcelona public space. Contact the organization if you want to join in and contribute. Monday 11th February.

More info in:

josep [dot] perello [at] ub [dot] edu

For presenting a case study

  • Attach a pdf document explaining the case study an send it to josep [dot] perello [at] ub [dot] edu

For Attendance - How to Register?

if interested, register using the form on this website (klick "Please fill out the form to register"). Prepare a one page (maximum) motivation letter for upload. It shall include the following:

  • A short description of yourself (see additional priority criteria to address) and your motivation to participate.
  • A short description of your case (in case you want to present).

As only a limited number of participants will be subject to COST full funding, two sets of criteria for participants’ selection are presented below.

General criteria:

  • Quality and relevance of the submitted motivational letters
  • Geographical and thematic spread
  • Spectrum of perspectives, backgrounds and case studies

Additional priority criteria:


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Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 09:00 to 18:00
Espai Bonnemaison
Carrer de Sant Pere Més Baix, 7
08003 Barcelona Barcelona