Our curious, innovative and non-conformist spirit has led us to explore fields tangent to science, such as art, design and audiovisual language. Our work explores the scientific method, design thinking and creative processes. We are cultural tailors; we design tailor-made projects for each situation. Research, ideation, production and execution of projects and training are a part of what we do. We have a long history and reach audiences diverse in size and complexity. Culture, education and scientific-technological transfer form our wardrobe. We have a physical space in the Gràcia neighbourhood in Barcelona, where we investigate new learning trends and share contemporary debates and dialogues. Our aim is to grow the knowledge of the border, between seams, in order to better understand the challenges of the future.
Before creating her own company she accumulated almost ten years of experience in education, museums, development of scientific communication strategies and project management. She has held positions such as Head of Communication at the Catalan Institute of Palaeontology (ICP) and at the Department of Languages and Systems (LSI) at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). She is a former member of the Education Department of CosmoCaixa Barcelona and has also worked as a secondary school teacher. Throughout her career she has designed co-creation processes in culture, art, science and education. She has also organised and facilitated workshops to promote metadesign in the cultural sector. Her main interest lies in the intersection of forms of learning. She is a specialist in promoting projects that enhance and cross the scientific method, design thinking and creative processes. She graduated in Physics from the University of Barcelona (UB). She has a Postgraduate Diploma in Science Communication and a Postgraduate Diploma in the Creation of Scientific Documentaries (UPF), in addition to a Certificate in Teaching Skills (UPC). She has been involved with dance from a very early age, and is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dance in London. It is from this background as a physicist, communicator and dancer, along with her enthusiasm for continuous learning, that the drivers and interests of her work and her own company emerge.
La Mandarina de Newton, with the support of the Institute of Culture of Barcelona (ICUB) | Catalonia | 2012 - present
How do we bring scientific and technological culture closer to citizens, exploring new hybrid models of cultural transmission? Programme of activities in Mandarina Space, including a line of reflection and internal research, the Mandarina Academy.
At Mandarina Space we offer activities and workshops for all ages and audiences: children, young people, adults, families and professionals.
Our programme includes quarterly workshops, specific activities, intensive courses, Easter and summer camps, exhibitions and monographs related to these, and spaces for debate and reflection for professionals. We promote creativity, innovation, participation, critical thinking and teamwork. We design and prototype transdisciplinary, kinaesthetic learning experiences based on DIY philosophy, in order to transform and improve learning. The programme is varied and we are constantly designing and offering new and interesting activities in which we combine different disciplines such as science, technology, arts, audiovisual language, design and its philosophy, history, ethics, etc. For us it is a space for testing and experimentation, for exploring new trends in learning, dissemination and communication of science and technology.
Quarterly workshops, family workshops, Easter camps, summer camps, exhibitions, talks, debates and the Mandarina Academy. Experimentation, programming, construction, hands-on, DIY, project-oriented learning, exhibitions, talks, debates, learning community.