QUANTUM SCIENCE CENTRE
The QUANTUM is a STEAM (Science, Technology, Education, Arts & Maths) centre that can pop up anywhere and at any time and that can be in two or more places at the same time.
It is ENTANGLED with SOCIETY with 'quantum packets of information' - other science centres and cultural institutions in Europe, with nodes of industry and innovation, with civil society, schools and educational institutions and, most importantly, with the citizens themselves.
Romanian is the only EU country without a science centre. We are creating one in Cluj-Napoca, in the proximity of the Regional Centre for Excellence in Creative Industries built by the municipality. The QUANTUM promotes knowledge and participation at the intersection of the arts, humanities, science and technology. It is conceived as a poll for innovation and culture, as a laboratory, both in terms of its curatorial agenda and its innovative education programmes. Inventions, science, discoveries and lab experiences: all are there. The gallery will showcase cutting-edge developments in science, technology and the arts in exhibitions based on interactive experience. The project is developed in collaboration and with direct participation of local universities, especially science and technology departments. Artists and scientists, equally local and European, will be invited to share resources and ideas and to implement them.
Examples include: Anish Kapoor (UK/India), Olafur Eliasson (Berlin, Germany), Random International (London, UK), Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand (Russia).
The Pop-Up Labs are an educational programme organized by the QUANTUM Centre, dedicated to improving equally children’s and adults’ awareness and understanding of science and technology issues, beyond educational curricula and popular knowledge. It is organized as a science/tech lab hosted in trucks or tents located temporally in various public places and especially in schools.