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The Ufes Culture panel and the Forest Residents exhibition combine science and art

The Ufes Culture panel and the Forest Residents exhibition combine science and art

Nurturing debates about the relationship between science and art. This was the main theme of the Ufes de Cultura Commission, which took place on Tuesday afternoon, the 22nd, as part of the X Extension and culture daywhich merges Knowledge Week 2022🇧🇷

Ufes Professor of Physics Department Laércio Ferraciolli, Ufes Professor of Anatomy Department and Curator of the Museum of Life Sciences (MCV), Athelsson Bettencourt, PhD student in Home Family Anatomy, participated in the event. and wild animal from the University of São Paulo (USP) Fabiola Menezes, who works in the process of coating plastic anatomical parts.

We mainly deal with museums, agencies, innovation processes and technology. And this dialogue between science and art must be expanded, because art enters into people’s daily lives, as well as into the scientific environment by painting these anatomical pieces,” says Ufes’ Secretary of Culture, Rogério Borges, who coordinated the painting.

Participants also pointed out the need to build a “scientific culture” that helps in making decisions in society through objective and rational evidence.

forest dwellers

The commission noted the work developed by Athelson Bittencourt and Fabíola Menezes that resulted in the exhibition Moradores da Floresta (The Picture), open to the public in the auditorium of the Teatro da Ufes, Goiabeiras Campus. It presents, for the first time in Vitoria, a collection of 60 specimens of wild animals from the Atlantic Forest, preserved through a method plastics (A technology in which Ufes is a reference and replaces all the water in the body with a polymer, preserving it forever and preserving the natural properties of the sample).

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Most of the animals shown in the exhibit are endangered and have fallen victim to trampling along the stretch of BR 101, which crosses the Suritama Biological Reserve, north of Espiritu Santo. The goal of the project is to provide visitors with access to information about the species inhabiting the Atlantic Forest biome – such as the ocelot, tapir, bare hand and others – as well as to discuss human impact in this biome, through the interesting exhibition of real animal specimens.

The exhibition is free and can be visited through December 8 at the following times: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Monday and Wednesday from 5 pm to 9 pm; and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Knowledge Week 2022 started on Monday, the 21st, and will continue until Friday, the 26th, at the Ufes de Goiabeiras and Maruípe campuses. Met full schedule🇧🇷

Text and photos: Genis Carlos Silva (Communications Project Fellow)
Editing: Teresa Marino