Alicante, August 4, 2022. – This Thursday Espacio Séneca presented an exhibition that collects 66 short essays by Forges cartoonist between 1995 and 2018 that show an illustrated journey through the past, present and future of the investigation. The exhibition will remain open until September 11th.
Antonio Fraguas “Forge” produced a sense of humor in everyday life. Among the many aspects he addresses in his short articles, he has repeatedly included science and technology, as well as the Supreme Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) as a symbol of Spanish public research. Science According to Forge is an exhibition that brings together some of these vignettes, as well as an illustrated journey through the research’s past, present, and future. The exhibition also attempts to be a window for disclosure, curiosity, and a better understanding for the public of what science and research have to offer to society.
The Mayor of Culture, Antonio Manresa, highlighted the “important educational work that Forges has done throughout his career, which through humor in his short articles, he has managed to reach a wider audience”. “He was so inquisitive and a wonderful observer, he made us laugh and showed us what research and life is all about,” the council member highlighted. He concludes: “In this exhibition, visitors will be able to see a collection of those short essays whose main theme is science, with which Forges himself tried to give this specialty, which was sometimes severely punished, its place.”
The opening was also attended by CSIC’s institutional delegate to the Valencia community, Juan Foster, who revealed that the exhibition “stops at discoveries and theories such as the Archimedes principle, black holes or the Higgs boson and the LHC”.
Manresa reminded researcher Santiago Grisolia, who died recently, of the “sad news” because he was “a great researcher closely associated with Valencian society”.
The exhibition, which has already been shown in cities such as Valladolid, Pamplona, San Sebastian, Barcelona, Seville, Colonga (Asturias), Zaragoza, Valencia or Mallorca, was produced by CSIC’s Scientific Culture and Citizen Science and received the cooperation of the CSIC Public Foundation through “Cuenta la Ciencia” call for grants, as well as with the support of the Dr.
Opening hours for the public:
August – Tuesday to Saturday: 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
September – Tuesday to Saturday: 10:30 a.m. 1:30 pm and from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm Sunday: from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm