Ciências Sociais Compartilhadas

(Shared Social Sciences) 




INSTITUTO ATRIUM is concerned that the results of social interventions have a pedagogical effect and can be easily replicated by the actors involved, contributing to effective social change. The CiSCo - Shared Social Sciences method developed by its researchers, is inspired by the Citizen Science model, in which lay people are invited to participate in scientific research conducted by professional researchers.


In some countries in Europe and the United States, where the practice is more widespread, but also in Brazil, Ciência Cidadã focuses on projects that, in general, are related to biodiversity and the environment; lay collaborators participate primarily in data collection, which is sent to a project database.


The difference of the CiSCo method is mainly in the applicability and sharing of complex knowledge, having as its main objective the individual in life in society and, at the same time, as its main observer. As a renowned 19th-century Austrian sociologist said, “We are all sociologists in a practical state”.


In the CiSCo method, the correction of asymmetry between professional researcher and lay collaborator is the first step in the process: complex knowledge and tacit knowledge are equally valued and the sharing of knowledge occurs in an experimentation process, with results that can be classified into three main categories:

Science Education
Scientific diffusion
Innovation in Social Technologies







The Science we can do together!