'They're Science', the new Espacio Cero exhibition at UMA, turns science into comedy

The Zero Space Room of the Cultural Container of the University of Málaga (UMA) in the Teatinos campus is showing a new exhibition entitled 'Their Science', a collection of comics created by illustrator Quan Zhu in collaboration with the Megusa Project. Its aim is to make visible, respect and promote Spanish scientists and technologists.

To date, eight installments have been published: 'Neurotic Women. Neurologists', 'Spanish Scientists. EcoGuardians', 'Researchers in Cancer Wars', 'Scientists of Chola(pa)', 'Research for Equality', 'Super Researchers in Ageing', 'Super Women in Technology' and 'Spanish Women in the Space Race'.

In particular, the cartoons can be seen on the walls of the culture room of the vice president's office until March 19. Along with the prints that span the walls of the exhibition space, there are also two display cases in keeping with the comics theme and various decorative elements and a projection.

In 2014, a group of scientists and technologists created the non-profit organization Ecusa (Spanish Scientists in America). In addition to disseminating and training future generations, one of its main objectives is to promote the work of those who leave Spain to advance their scientific work. From the same organization and after observing the existing gender gap, also in the field of science, the Megusa Project was born.

The artist Guan So Wu was born in Algeciras 34 years ago, although he and his family moved to Malaga when he was a child. With a degree in graphic design, Kwan Cho has developed his work on topics such as racism, integration or identity with autobiographical tones. In 2015 he published his first graphic novel 'Acridul's Gazpacho. A Sino-Andalusian Biography' and last year, a third: 'La Agridoles Vita'. Currently her career has evolved between Spain and the United States. 'They are Science' is managed by Carmen Cortés Zaporas, with various degrees and postgraduate degrees, including a Masters in Gender Equality from the University of Malaga. The date chosen for the installation coincides with the month of March, when International Women's Day is celebrated and the cultural container, located on the same floor as the exhibition hall, dedicates its programming to women, 'Read My Lips'. Bicycle.

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The exhibition was opened by the new Vice-Rector of Culture of the University of Málaga, Rosario Gutiérrez, and can be visited with free admission until 19 March 2024 from Monday to Friday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. and from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm –closed on holidays– at number 23 Boulevard Louis Pasteur.

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