Starting from my own experiences with an interactive installation about the social responsibility of science I will be discussing science communication events as boundary spaces, where different knowledges, organisations and identities are negotiated and translated. These boundary spaces are seen as performative events in which participants co-create identities and phenomena such as science, publics, communication and society. In particular, the talk focuses on the translation of ideas into artefacts which can subsequently represent key identities or phenomena on both sides of the boundaries.
Professor Maja Horst is Head of the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication at the University of Copenhagen. Her current research focuses on science communication as a cultural phenomenon, scientific social responsibility, the society role of universities, and research communication through installations and events.