Following the success of “Science in Society meet in Architecture 2007“, Observa – Science in Society and the Municipality of Caldogno launch the second edition.
From the 10th to the 13th of April 2008 Villa Caldogno is going to host again unedited meetings between phylosophers, artists, writers, scientists and architects. Guests are going to be Giulio Giorello and Alfredo Castelli, Gene Gnocchi and Telmo Pievani, Franco La Cecla and Carlo Alberto Redi, Ilaria Capua and Cino Zucchi.
Second edition’s news will be also a Science theatre show on“Nanomethamorphosis”, by the Naple acting company Le Nuvole, the movie projection “Sketches of Frank Gehry”, by Sidney Pollack and the event “Architectures of flavour ”, a wine and dessert tasting, lead by the pastry chef Dario Loison and the wine producer Fausto Maculan.
A brochure with more information and the programme is available here.
Why organize a festival dedicated to “Science and society in Architecture”?
A closer relationship between science and society is today considered to be a necessary requirement for economic development and also for social well-being. Research and innovation are risking losing the possibility of making an impact and benefitting from enrichment by not having a solid relationship with the different areas of creativity and practical experience.
From this realization the Observa Science in Society, in line with the mission of the European network ‘City of Science’, launched the idea of stabilize public discussion of the issues of research and development using the familiar ground of architecture which, in Veneto, is characteristic of local identity and traditions. The Villas in the Vicentine area and the Venetian buildings which we are well known for are not only fascinating to observe, they are evidence of the coming together of science, technology, science and culture. The “science and society meet in architecture” festival has been found, providing an answer to the challenge of setting up solid dialogue between science and society, between innovation and territory using intelligence, passion, scientists’, artists’, and philosophers’ experience as a platform.
This second edition is going to host meetings, theatre shows, cocktails, expositions, involving the public and well known names and faces from the science, art, architecture and philosophy fields in informal and unedited debates about the relationship between science and society.
The initiative’s theme will be also a starting point for a series of educational activities carried out by students and teachers of locals schools. All the works are going to be dispayed in an art exhibition, “Science and Architecture as seen by children”, open during the festival.
Thursday, April 10th – 20.30
Marcello Vezzaro, Major, Municipality of Caldogno
Costantino Toniolo, Town Representative for Culture
Fabio Gollin, Town Representative for Education
Massimiano Bucchi, Observa Science in Society
Giulio Giorello, phylosopher
Alfredo Castelli, author of Martin Mystere.
Science Theatre “The Nanomethamorphosis”, Le Nuvole Theatre Company
Friday, April 11th – 20.30
Telmo Pievani, phylosopher of science
Gene Gnocchi, actor and writer
Cinema and Architecture: “Schetckes of Frank Gehry”, by Sidney Pollack.
with an introduction by Flavio Albanese, director of achitecture’s magazine Domus.
Saturday, April 12th – 18.00
Carlo Alberto Redi, geneticist
Franco La Cecla, architect and anthropologist
Architectures of flavour
wine and dessert tasting, lead by the pastry chief Dario Loison and the wine producer Fausto Maculan
Sunday, April 13th – 17.30
Prize-giving to the best works made by local school children for the Science and Society Meet in Architecture’s Contest
Prize-giving to the best degree thesis on businees innovation, organised by Vicenza Chamber of Commerce
Ilaria Capua, veterinarian, expert in aviarian flu
Cino Zucchi, architect.
During the festival, an exposition called “Science and architecture seen by young people” will display all the works of the local school students.
Science and Society Meet in Architecture is being supported by the European Commission, the Veneto Region, the Province of Vicenza, the Association of Young Architects of Vicenza Province, with the contribution of Vicenza Chamber of Commerce,Trend S.P.A. Vergilius Hotel, Galla Bookshops, Tipografie Campisi, Corriere del Veneto newspaper, Ristora, Pasticceri Loison, Azienda Agricola Maculan, Le nuvole Theatre Company.
Observa is a member of the European network of ‘city of sciences’ ESCITY supported by the European Commission and coordinated by the city of Barcellona, which includes also the cities of Vienna, Lisbon and Tromso.
Aknowledgments: Observa and Caldogno Municipality would like to thank Carlo Biasia, Federica Colombi, Chiara Faresin, Ottavio Menara, Barbara Motterle, Cristiano Seganfreddo, Massimo Zancan and all the students and teachers of the local schools.