Science popularization seminar #RGCSParis

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by Aurore Dandoy (Université PSL Paris-Dauphine), Bérénice Thouin (La Fabrique des Territoires Innovants) and Christian Simon (Fablab Sorbonne Universités)

 

In February 2018, the #RGCSParis seminar took place in an intriguing fablab : FabLab SU. Why intriguing ?
– First, because it is a multisited fablab, situated in different areas of the university, based on the uses and the users of each part. We only visit three spaces on five but they were so different that we immediately understand the benefits of multisites.
– Second, because they are a real interdisciplinary places where everyone is welcome!
Espace Créa – Meeting point
We started with a meeting point at 17:30 in the Espace Créa, because it is closer to the entrance and easier to see how many participants we would be. We met there Christian who was waiting for us with a so welcome cup of tea !, and Charlie, who works there.
After a presentation of the main goals and rooms, we continued the visit through the Espace Imagerie created with the geologists. Interestingly, the collaboration emerged from a solution to technical issues: geologists used to work with cameras, drawings and sandboxes, when the fablab founders offer to share their 3D scanners in exchange of their competencies and geologist tools.
We then discovered the Greenlab in biology area. Everyone is welcome there, with projects and ideas, with or without biological knowledge. Many projects take place there like permaculture or a start-up that intends to use biomimetism.

 

The GreenLab with few old stuff… 🙂

 

We finally arrived in the library to organize the workshop in a nice and intriguing place: a collaborative place where people are almost asked to talk!

And this allowed us to work very well and productively!

 

Many thanks to all participants (Albane, Anna, Anne, Clotilde, Hélène, Ingrid, Isabelle, Laura, Marie-Hélène, François-Xavier, Njjee, Olivier, Thomas), to La Fabrique des Territoires Innovants, to FabLab SU and to RGCS 🙂

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