Dublin City of Science 2012
The DUBLIN CITY OF SCIENCE 2012 festival was a year long celebration that brought together a community of cultural institutions, organisations and individuals who are passionate about showcasing the best of Irish culture, arts and science.
Over 600,000 people attended a rich and vibrant programme of more than 200 events across Dublin and the Island of Ireland and included visual art, theatre, film, puppetry, tours, trails and treasure hunts, science buskers, large-scale interactive installations, experiments, public talks, debates and workshops. This unique opportunity for Dublin provided new ways for communities, cultural institutions and individuals to collaborate and explore new ways of creating work through the themes of science and curiosity.
Dublin was designated a City of Science by the Lord Mayor of Dublin at the beginning of the 2012 to celebrate Dublin hosting Europe’s largest science event, the Euroscience Open Forum which took place in July 2012. This prestigious even saw the most influential from the world of science, society and policy assemble in Dublin for the largest open forum of its kind. Over 4,500 delegates , 400 international and 600 speakers from over 70 countries attended ESOF 2012. This global gathering of Nobel laureates, leading researchers, policy makers, business leaders and international media provides a platform for debate, for influencing policy and strengthening the links between science and society. Dublin City of Science hosted a 10 day ‘Science in the City’ festival from 6 – 15 July as part of the ESOF 2012 science in the city programme.
Due to the success of Dublin City of Science in 2012, an annual Dublin science festival has been announced called THE FESTIVAL OF CURIOSITY as the legacy of Dublin City of Science 2012.
For more information please visit www.festivalofcuriosity.ie
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