Liquid nitrogen ice-cream, coffee broth, a talking dog devoted to science and playing plants. What else can we expect from the encounter between science and society? Shapes, words, sounds, visions and flavours: the third edition of “Science and society meet in architecture”, promoted by Observa-Science in society and by the Municipality of Caldogno, stems from the encounter between experts and citizens, research and practice, creativity and innovation.
After the success registered during the first two editions, also this year, from April 16th to 19th, 2009, Villa Caldogno will set the scene for singular encounters between artists, writers, scientists and architects. Guests of the evenings: Luca Mercalli and Gianni Biondillo, Neri Marcorè and Giorgio Vallortigara, Andrea Possenti and Arturo Stàlteri, Arabeschi di latte and Davide Cassi.
Amongst this edition’s novelties : poetry reading, ‘scientific’ theatre and a special evening dedicated to the Universe with the piano concert by Artuto Stàlteri and two unusual films for late-night-movie lovers. On Sunday afternoon the ‘ architecture of taste’, with gastronomic inventions and dessert tasting.
Find here the brochure with information and the full programme for the event.
Information, contact and press office: Valeria Arzenton, Stefania Crovato and Giulia Mascarello – Observa Science in Society tel. +39 0444 305454; email: email@example.com
For experiencing the most significant moments of the second edition, read and listen dialogues, pictures and reflections in an unedited collection of photos, words and podcasts.
Thursday April, 16th from 8.30 p.m.
Marcello Vezzaro, Mayor of the Municipality of Caldogno
Costantino Toniolo, Councillor for Culture, Municipality of Caldogno
Massimiano Bucchi, Observa Science in Society
From the Earth to the Moon
Stefania Carlesso reads Ariosto, Leopardi e Verne
Gianni Biondillo, architect and writer
Luca Mercalli, climatologist
Friday April, 17th from 8.30 p.m.
Theatre Pavlov’s Dog
by D. Lamberti, national preview
with Pierantonio Rizzato and Igi Meggiorin
Key word: WORDS
Neri Marcorè, actor
Giorgio Vallortigara, neuroscientist
Saturday April, 18th from 6.00 p.m.
Special Evening SOUNDS AND VISIONS
Andrea Possenti, astrophysician
Arturo Stàlteri, musician
MusicScienceArchitecture: 8.30 p.m.
Arturo Stàlteri Concert for the Moon
The man who fell on the Earth , with David Bowie
The man on the Moon , by Al Reinert, music by Brian Eno (Italian preview, original version)
Sunday April, 19th from 5.30 p.m.
Awarding of prizes for the competitions Space Architectures and Tell about Space
Morena Martini, Councillor for Education, Province of Vicenza
Fabio Gollin, Councillor for Education, Municipality of Caldogno
Alessandra Ortolan, Corriere del Veneto newspaper
Federico Neresini, Observa – Science in Society
Giuseppe Pellegrini, Observa – Science in Society
The science and architecture of Taste
Arabeschi di Latte, food designers and performers
Davide Cassi, physicist, expert of molecular cuisine
Tasting of coffee and desserts
in collaboration with Lavazza and Loison
During the four days of the event the works realised by the students from Caldogno’s Istituto Comprensivo for the competition Space Architectures will be exposed.
The theme of the initiative in fact represents also the starting point for numerous activities for local schools, characterised by a creative and interactive approach to science. The initiative involves the teachers and the students of Caldogno’s Istituto Comprensivo participating in the competition Space Architectures and of the High Schools in the Province of Vicenza. In this year’s edition there will be a special competition for all the High Schools, in collaboration with the Province of Vicenza and Corriere della Sera – Veneto Edition. In occasion of the international year of the astronomy and of the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s observations, the chosen topic will be ‘Tell about the Space’. Trough texts and images, the students are invited to tell and represent real or imaginary spaces, town corners and landscapes, places already seen or yet to be discovered. For information on the competition Tell about the Space click here
Villa Caldogno (1565), attributed to Andrea Palladio, perhaps represents the best example in the Vicenza area for the restyling and refurbishing of a classical Venetian Villa. An impressive intervention directed by Caldogno’s Council in collaboration with Institutions, Public Authorities and private sponsors, during the last decade, led to the complete architectural refurbishing of the Villa and to the restoration of the stunning internal frescos, attributed to Giovanni Antonio Fasolo, Giovanni Battista Zelotti and Giulio Carpioni. The Villa’s complex, with the surrounding park and the Annexes, hosts the cultural formation circle C4 – Centre for Contemporary Culture Caldogno.
How to reach the villa By car: A4 exit – Vicenza Ovest, follow the signs for Schio-Thiene and take the state road. About three kilometres before Vicenza, in Motta di Costabissara, at the crossroads to Schio-Thiene, turn right in direction Caldogno and follow the signs for Villa Caldogno and town centre. look at the map.
By public transport: da from Piazza Matteotti, in Vicenza’s town centre, take the number 9 bus, direction Caldogno. Get off in Caldogno, Piazza della Chiesa. The Villa’s area is just off the main Piazza.
Science and society meet in architecture is an iniziative promoted by Observa – Science in Society and Municipality of Caldogno with the patronage of Regione Veneto, Provincia di Vicenza, Abaco Architettura and Associazione Giovani Architetti Provincia di Vicenza (VAGA). The festival is realised with the collaboration of Librerie Galla, Hotel Vergilius, Tipografie Campisi, Corriere del Veneto, Loison Pasticcieri, Acqua Lissa, AutoTransfer, Lavazza.
Special thanks to Flavio Albanese, Patrizia Cazzaro, Roberto Cibin, Nicola Crovato, Simone Cuomo, Elisa Geremia, Ottavio Menara, Barbara Motterle, Marina Pase, Francesca Ponzecchi, Massimo Zancan, all the students, the teachers and the Headteacher of Caldogno’s Istituto Comprensivo. See the other initiatives by the association Observa – Science in society.