ISS21 at Cork Discovers 2019
Seeing Society Differently
ISS21 was delighted to participate in Cork Discovers again in September 2019. Our theme for this year’s event was ‘Seeing Society Differently’, focusing on how social science research can provide new insights into our everyday lives and the things that matter to us, such as: How do we envisage and create just, inclusive and liveable societies? How can we understand the lived experience of difference and identity in contemporary society?
As part of the event, the Institute hosted an exhibition stand in Devere Hall, where members of the public were able to meet with ISS21 researchers and find out about their work. A number of ISS21 projects were showcased at the event including: RRING PositivMasc Cork Northwest Regeneration Programme GendeResearchIreland YOUTH-HOME IMMERSE MusConYP and Participatory Governance.
Our activities for younger visitors and families proved to be very popular. MSCA Fellow, Dr Mastoureh Fathi, hosted an arts-based workshop for children/young people which focused on exploring what our homes, communities and schools mean to us. Teenagers and adults were able to test their knowledge of social issues in our interactive ‘kahoot’ quiz, organised by MSCA Fellow, Dr Monica O’Mullane.
The Cork Discovers event is part of European Researchers’ Night, which ran across 27 countries on the night of Friday, September 27. Funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, Researchers’ Nights are public events dedicated to bringing researchers closer to the public. Further information is available here