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You live in the city…

An English version of “Rock in Milano, Blues at la Rocca” by the Jug Band Colline Metallifere, adapted on the fly by Jack O’Malley during the “Rural Citizen Science” session at the ECSA Conference in Vienna (April 4, 2024). A city dweller and a country guy interact on their perceptions of urban and rural dimensions..

You live in the city, where people produce and innovate (x2)

But let me tell you something babe, you live in the city – for me it ain’t that great!

Monday morning, you get on the bus, you go to work, in the same old fuss

Then in the week-end you’re all lined up in cars, for shopping or recreation, but that’s like behind bars..

So you’re living in the city, most beautiful place on the earth

you live the ugly grey old city, but you don’t know what that is worth

You live in the country, you’re a small pin on my map (x2)

We come to see you in the Summer, but with the cold wind we leave with a snap

You’re driving an Ape – and maybe a tractor too

You’re diggin’ and sowin’ – with some of that rural blue

Enjoying the landscape, contemplating the sunset

but your village is dying, and this is something I don’t regret

So you’re living in the country, and you say rural is the best

But I feel fine here in the city, don’t care much about the rest!

Hey guys, don’t you realize, you’re getting nowhere: I ain’t telling no lies

Rural and urban, they have to mediate…

let’s have a common workshop, well: does not that sound great?

When the city folks go rural, and the farmers go to town

With live music for more outreach, and cit-science all around…

The pibinko.org network (and a delegation from the Jug Band Colline Metallifere) will be at the 5th European Citizen Science Association Conference in Vienna

In the first week of April pibinko aka Jack O’Malley will be on a mission representing the pibinko.org network and the Jug Band Colline Metallifere in Austria.

This opportunity came combining funds obtained from an ECSA grant (namely, from the Empowerment, Inclusiveness, and Equity working group), combined with the logistic support by other Austrian contacts in the network.

With pibinko.org we work on citizen science and community engagement on scientific topics since 2008. Mainly with our BuioMetria Partecipativa project, and community maps, but not only. So, after our missions to Madrid in 2018, to Brussels in 2019, and to the Netherlands in 2022, we will have the possibility of having a live presence of our projects in a European research context.

Before Easter, more details about this mini-tour will be presented.