ABOUT US

We believe that by encouraging the intersection between technology, art and design we can help create innovative, effective, and sustainable solutions for education and social change. We support creative contexts that bring together artists and scientists, designers, architects, engineers and entrepreneurs in new forms of dialogue.

 

We constantly look at designing experiences and exhibits for tomorrow’s world of knowledge. Therefore we are crazy passionate about developing new types of Science Centers and STEAM engagement platforms.

 

Reflexive Engagement? How to give rise to new thought processes? How to nurture creative and critical thinking about the way that new developments are shaping our society? What are the skills required in order to make the public voices really count? What are the future interfaces of formal and informal learning?

 

We are curious and inqusitive. Interested in novel ways that bring people closer to scientific knowledge, encouraging conversations and the ability to think differently. 

 

We never settle. We want to engage, excite, and craft inspired experiences. We’re always on the search for unconventional methodologies or collaborations in order to develop new forms for science communication and stage complex contents.

MIRUNA AMZA

Management & International Affairs

Miruna is a science communicator, curator and the founder of Scientifica. 

She is driven by the possibilities of developing projects that challenge our perception of science and that reignite our curiosity and wonder, through the use of technology, visual communication and environmental design.

 

With a particular interest in the development of Science Centers, Miruna specialized in scientific museology with acknowledgments from EMA, European Museum Academy.

 

She has been part of multiple European projects for public engagement with science and education for development and is a long time advisor board of Science Foundation of Ireland. She has an M.A in Communication and a fellowship at the International School of Scientific Journalism.

MIRUNA BATIN

Creative Director

As a designer working across different disciplines and media, Miruna has a M.E. in Mechanical Engineering and a M.A. in Museology & Exhibition Design. 

 

She has been living and working in Germany as a Concept Developer and Designer for Scenographic Productions in museums and exhibitions at TAMSCHICK MEDIA +SPACE, Berlin, and at ATELIER BRÜCKNER, Stuttgart for the Concept implementation and content management for The Archive Exhibition, King Abdulaziz Center of World Culture, Saudi Arabia. 

 

She is also the founder of Boundary Lab, a creative studio, experimenting with material and immaterial boundaries.

JOHN RILEY

Educational Programs

With a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Chemistry, 1991 at the University of Leeds - UK, John is a multi-skilled english man that set grounds in Romania from 2004. He is an award-winning creative writer and copy-writer and skilled project manager.

 

With over 15 years experience in ICT industry, with associated knowledge of programming, software applications and project management his work ranges from Fillm Produceing at Stray Dog Films to Bussines Development Director and Head of Digital at GAV to Managing Partner at Sector7.

 

Keeping the passion for education projects

and for science, John has switched

from time to time the role of project

management with that of leading teaching

classes. As an educator and motivator

he is especially skilled at getting the

best out of young people.

CLAUDIU STANCIU

Events

Key communications person.

 

Started in 2005 as an executive coordinator for an events journal, shortly becoming PR and event manager for 24-FUN national network city guide. In the last 10 years, Claudiu has been organising expositions, festivals and many other cultural projects.

 

Claudiu is in charge of project management with the main purpose of importing culture into Romanian mass audience, from international contemporary dance programs, to cultural components integrated in massive shows production under ARTmania umbrella since 2008. 

 

With strong personal values based on the importance of culture and science as key assets for the entire population, Claudiu is striving to make culture and science available at all levels in all projects he promotes, this being one of the core motives for him being one of the founding fathers of Scientifica.

IULIA POL

Assistant Manager

Iulia is a student at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences from Cluj-Napoca with a special interest in understanding social processes and the influence of the environment on human development regarding emotions, attitudes and behaviors.

 

She is a curious mind, always asking questions about the world in the process of learning. Her motivation and enthusiasm is directed towards discovering new solutions to current problems regarding education.