At the Triennale Milano he inaugurates “Mind the STEM Gap”, an interactive installation to overcome gender stereotypes in science.

MILAN – The interactive installation will open on Friday 1 July 2022 in the Giancarlo De Carlo Garden of the Milan Triennial. Watch out for the STEM Gap – A Roblox Jukebox “conceived by Bracco Foundation and designed by Space Caviar.

It is an educational video game designed to overcome gender stereotypes STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and promote free access to knowledge for girls and boys.

The installation dialogues with the themes of the 23rd Milan International Triennial Exhibition by title “Unknown Unknown. Introduction to the mysteries”, Which will be open from From July 15 to December 11, 2022.

The Bracco Foundation and the empowerment of women’s contribution to scientific disciplines

After launching the Manifesto “Beware of the STEM gap”In September 2021, the Bracco Foundation continues to bring girls and boys closer to science. In fact, women’s access to the world of science is still severely hampered by prejudices and gender stereotypes, transmitted – sometimes unintentionally – to girls by family and friends. Women are still strong underrepresented in STEM professionals. Suffice it to say that in the world only 31% work in the artificial intelligence sector and only 14% in the cloud computing sector (Source: World Economic Forum).

The installation presented at the Triennale Milano therefore aims to promote inclusive education of girls, enhancing the contribution of women to scientific disciplines. The principles expressed in the Manifesto, which inspires the installation, touch on fundamental aspects of the person’s development: language, cultural stereotypes, behavior patterns, play and cognitive development, access to knowledge, continuing education.

Watch out for the STEM gap “open until October 31, 2022, offers an experience of immersive educational entertainment designed for players from 10 years: the installation, similar to a circular spaceship, with an appearance that pays homage to Italian design, allows access to the educational video game through 16 stations equipped with optical viewfinders and joysticks. Girls and boys, but also adults, are invited to embark on a virtual journey that will begin from the Garden of the Triennial. Players will encounter physics on their journey Marie Sklodowska Curiemaths Ada Lovelace I Maria Gaetana Agnesithe philosopher Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopiabotany Anna Atkinsthe astronomer Annie Jump Cannon.

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Conscious education aimed at empowering girls and girls is key to breaking down the walls that still exist in school, in the family and in all social contexts. That is why our Foundation is at the forefront of the fight against prejudices that limit the presence of women in STEM disciplines, which are in great demand today in the labor market. ” he claims Diana Bracco, President of the Bracco Foundation. – “With our installation at the Triennial, we want, on the one hand, to encourage girls to discover little-known professional paths and, on the other, to stimulate access to scientific disciplines through excellent models to follow. In addition to the installation, in fact, we will organize for the school year 2022/2023 the cycle of witnesses “Experts go to school”, with the professionals of the project # 100esperte (100esperte.it) to promote the equality of gender through direct. dialogue with students and students“.

Together with the Bracco Foundation, we want to send an important message against gender stereotypes and promote new ways for girls and boys to get closer to science. ” Declare Carla MorogalloGeneral Manager of Triennale Milano. – “The interactive project ‘Mind the STEM Gap – A Roblox Jukebox’ fits perfectly in the constellation of exhibitions, installations and projects that is the 23rd Triennial International Exhibition and offers an enrichment of the educational proposal that we have developed on the themes of Unknown. Unknown, aimed at girls and boys, their families and schools of all levels. One of the central objectives of the International Exhibition is precisely to involve the youngest in this reflection that opens a dialogue between art and science.

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Milan Triennale, at the Giancarlo De Carlo Garden

avenue E. Germany 6 Milan

From July 1 to October 31, 2022

Free admission

Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (last entry at 7 p.m.)

Title: Mind the STEM Gap – A Roblox Jukebox

Client: Bracco Foundation

Designer: Space Caviar

Joseph Grima, Sofia Pia Belenky, Francesco Lupia, Magdalena Narkiewicz

Starring (Virgil): Marie Sklodowska – Curie, Ada Lovelace, Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia, Anna Atkins, Annie Jump Cannon

For information mindthestemgap.fondazionebracco.com

www.triennale.org

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