Changemakers Launch Event
On the 29th and 30th of September, the Science in the City Changemakers’ Festival 2023 will descend upon Triton Fountain, Biskuttin Garden, and nearby theatres. The interactive stands will transform the street festival into a vibrant centre of science, experiments, and hands-on activities while the indoor performances in the Catholic Institute, Sala San Duminku, and Spazju Kreattiv will become hubs of creativity and exploration. Preceded by many pre-festival events, and post-festival content, this year promises five weeks of science and arts-filled adventure.
This year the festival is centred around the theme “Changemakers”, to encourage everyone to use research-based knowledge and creativity to tackle the political, social, environmental, and technical challenges we’re all being called upon to confront. Over the past 10 years, Science in the City (SitC) has transformed into Malta’s largest science and art festival. With a vision that merges science, art, and education, the festival now attracts 30,000 visitors yearly, boasts 750 volunteers including researchers, and dozens of artists, and collaborates with nearly 100 organisations.
This year’s activities are not only entertaining, but sensitive to the challenges we all face. In a statement to the press, Dr. Edward Duca, Coordinator of the festival explained, “This year we have stretched our street festival over two nights for our first time ever. We are also bringing in performances and exhibitions from London and Edinburgh, where I was trained. Street art on Space Debris, workshops on upcycling c