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‘A life as a scientist’: an exhibition in Mexico City
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‘A life as a scientist’: an exhibition in Mexico City

Categories: Culture and creativity -Visual Arts
Twenty portraits of female scientists photographed by Gerald Bruneau with the aim of highlighting the centrality of women in research.
Inverardi, f. G. Bruneau
Inverardi, f. G. Bruneau

Pharmacologist, particle physicist, physician, computer engineer, astrophysics, biologist, paleontologist, chemist, bioengineer: these are some of the profiles of Italian scientists to whom the exhibition ‘Una vita da scienziata’ is dedicated. Twenty women, portrayed by the French photographer Gerald Bruneau, which the Italian Cultural Institute of Mexico City, in collaboration with the Bracco Foundation, are presenting to the public with the aim of overcoming the stereotypes and prejudices that accompany women when they decide to devote themselves to a scientific career.

The exhibition allows us to get to know some of the many Italian women who have achieved world-class excellence in research and also seeks to be a inspiration for all the young victims of those prejudices that distance them from the scientific world and limit their ability to plan their own future.

It is a journey inspired by ‘100 Women Against Stereotypes’ project created by the Pavia Observatory and the GIULIA journalists association, in collaboration with the Bracco Foundation and with the Representation of the European Commission in Italy.

The exhibition will be on display in the cloister of the Institute from 12 February to 8 March.

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