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In depthNovember 2019 - #57 - Power

So it doesn't devour your strategy

by ANDREA BANDELLI
LookoutNovember 2019 - #57 - Power

Turning objects into meaningful museum experience

with MARIA JOãO FONSECA, ALEX TYRRELL & KEN ARNOLD
In depthOctober 2019 - #56 - Better problems

How most co-creation processes rush into solution-seeking... neglecting to frame the initial problem

by CARMEN FENOLLOSA & FRANK KUPPER
PortfolioOctober 2019 - #56 - Better problems

How passions and hobbies can nurture your daily work

 

by WIKTOR GAJEWSKI
LookoutSeptember 2019 - #55 - Motivation

Extending the discussion to scientific collections

with INA HEUMANN, HOLGER STOECKER, GUIDO GRYSEELS, DR. PATRICIA RAHEMIPOUR & FLOWER MANASE
In depthAugust 2019 - #54 - Pseudoscience

How and why are science and pseudoscience so different and what does it mean for science engagement?

by STEFAAN BLANCKE
In depthJune 2019 - #53 - Equity

A wake-up call

by EMILY DAWSON
In depthJune 2019 - #53 - Equity

Mapping converging needs in EU culture and science policies

by OLGA KOLOKYTHA
LookoutMay 2019 - #52 - Futures thinking

A futurist and three museum professionals on futures thinking methods & exhibitions

with PETER BISHOP, MEREDITH DOBY, MIKKO MYLLYKOSKI & KRISTIN ALFORD
In depthMay 2019 - #52 - Futures thinking

Four case studies

by EMILY CRONIN
LookoutApril 2019 - #51 - More than fireballs

The field is evolving, argue our interviewees

with HARRI “HEKO” MONTONEN, DIDIER LAVAL, JOSEPH ROCHE, ANNA GUNNARSSON & MIHA KOS
LookoutMarch 2019 - #50 - Tinkering

Mindsets for inclusive creativity and transformative learning

with KAREN WILKINSON, AMOS BLANTON, STEFANO BURATTI, PAULO BLIKSTEIN, MARK WINTERBOTTOM & EMILY HARRIS
In depthMarch 2019 - #50 - Tinkering

A large museum shares its customer journey strategy

by MARTIJN VAN HEEMSKERCK VAN BEEST
In depthFebruary 2019 - #49 - Deficit model?

Today’s deficit problem is not lacking knowledge, but lacking the capacity to challenge it, argues Gomes da Costa

by ANTóNIO GOMES DA COSTA
In depthJanuary 2019 - #48 - Me Too

Gender equity in the workplace: moving forward

by BRONWYN BEVAN, AUDREY O'CONNELL, SHARON AMENT & ANN FOLLIN
In depthDecember 2018 - #47 - Digital learning

A reflection on the potential of technology to ‘augment’ learning

 

by MARIA XANTHOUDAKI
In depthNovember 2018 - #46 - Getting unstuck

Tools for science engagement professionals faced with the daunting task of saving the world

by JULIE BECKER
In depthOctober 2018 - #45 - Citizen labs

Will science engagement organisations join the fourth helix model?

by ARTUR SERRA
LookoutMarch 2018 - #39 - (Im)pulse

Insights from four museum professionals working with (digital) data

with HARRISON PIM, LAURENZ SEEBAUER, CHRISTOPHER HARRIES & DANNY BROWNE
In depthFebruary 2018 - #38 - Explorations

The ‘Science frugale’ example, winning Mariano Gago Ecsite Award project

by SANDRINE BRON, MAXIME LEROY & MATTEO MERZAGORA
In depthJanuary 2018 - #37 - Authenticity

How visitors interpret authenticity in a natural history museum

LookoutAugust 2017 - #32 - Rainbow science

Towards active LGBTQ+ representation and inclusion in our science centres and museums

with SARAH DURCAN, SACHA COWARD, SHAUN O’BOYLE, LAURA PHILLIPS & SCOTT MCKENZIE-COOK
In depthFebruary 2017 - #27 - Post-truth

We need to help citizens grasp the difference between authority-based and science-based validation, argues Gomes da Costa (and much more)

by ANTóNIO GOMES DA COSTA
November 2019, #57
In depth
Lookout
Portfolio
Column
Advancing the field by Ulrike Kastrup & Stephane Berghmans
October 2019, #56
In depth
We need better problems by Carmen Fenollosa & Frank Kupper
Portfolio
Column
September 2019, #55
In depth
Lack of motivation? by Pilvi Kolk
Lookout
Portfolio
Column
August 2019, #54
In depth
Portfolio
Column
What’s in store for Spokes? by Maarten Okkersen & Maria Xanthoudaki

Spokes collections

Curated series of Spokes articles around specific topics.

Spokes collection
‘Reversed’ science café at the Copernicus science centre in Warsaw, Poland, as part of the Sparks project © Agata Steifer Copernicus Science Centre
Explore a wide spectrum of participatory theories, practices and places, ranging from co-curated exhibitions to citizen-led research agendas, Responsible Research and Innovation, user-led innovation, citizen labs, hackathons or science cafés.
Keywords:
Participation, co-creation, consultation, citizens, #rri
Spokes collection
Maxi Ooh, MUSE'S under 5 space
Design, exhibitions or architecture: ultimately, all the articles gathered here are about stories.
Keywords:
Exhibition, design, architecture, museography, art&science, storytelling
Spokes collection
Children playing a board game on urban diversity at the BiodiverCITY Exhibition of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
What can science engagement organisations and professionals do to foster more sustainable futures? How do we work with SDGs, "wicked problems" and can we do in practice in our work environments and communities? The articles gathered here (re)-frame these questions and offer some answers.
Keywords:
sustainability, #SDGs, wicked problems, climate change, environment, green
Spokes collection
Anti-vaxxer protest in Melbourne, Australia, 14 September 2017. Pic by Alpha.
Post-truth, misinformation, anti-science, fake news or fabricated 'controversies'... what do these trends mean for science engagement? Discover a body of articles tackling these complex questions.
Keywords:
post-truth, post-fact, misinformation, fake news, dialogue, controversy, alternative facts

Spokes Editorial Committee

Chairperson
Maria Xanthoudaki
Director of Education and of the Centre of Research in Informal Learning
Julie Becker, Ecsite
Editor
Julie Becker
Communications and Events Manager
Michèle Antoine
Michèle ANTOINE
Director of Exhibitions
Emily Cronin
Emily Cronin
Partnerships Manager, Touring Exhibitions
Raquel da Cunha, Ecsite
Raquel da Cunha
Events and Communications Officer & Project Manager
Pilvi Kolk
Member of the Management Board
Frank Kupper
Frank Kupper
Assistant Professor Science Communication
Responsible editor
Catherine Franche
Executive Director