The Museum of Tomorrow participates in the RedPOP Congress.
On Monday, July 10th, the Museum of Tomorrow hosted the opening ceremony of the 18th RedPOP Congress on Science, whose theme this year is "Diverse Voices: Dialogue between Knowledge and Inclusion in Science Popularization." During the event, the Director-General of the Museum, Bruna Baffa, emphasized the importance of science museums for society and how they can be crucial tools in combating inequalities in the scientific and academic field, as well as in valuing the science and knowledge of indigenous peoples.
The opening also featured the presence of researcher, anthropologist, and writer Idjahure Kadiwel, in a conversation about science and the environment mediated by Fábio Scarano, professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, UNESCO Chair holder, and director of the School of Futures at IDG (Institute of Development and Management).
"The RedPOP has a great reach in the continent, and this theme of science popularization is essential. We are particularly pleased to open this event at the 'Museu do Amanhã' because it is time to talk about science and sciences. This year's event has a strong focus on dialogue, scientific knowledge with other wisdom, and we will be able to share some of it, sharing the knowledge we have in abundance in our continent," said Scarano.
As part of the opening program of the 18th RedPOP Congress on Science, the Museum of Tomorrow conducted a laboratory on Future Literacy.
Led by Fábio Scarano and the Manager of Scientific Development at the Museum, Nina Pougy, the activity encouraged participants to think about the future of knowledge.
The laboratory was conducted based on the guidelines of the UNESCO Chair on Future Literacy, hosted by the Museum of Tomorrow in partnership with UFRJ (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), with the aim of training Brazilians to think about new futures and materialize present solutions for a better future.