Italy of the Future
Exhibition dedicated to Italian excellences in the scientific and technological sectors
July 12 - August 23, 2013
Italian Cultural Institute
The exhibition ‘Italy of the Future’ aims to use the video of the same name, as well as various interactive stations, to display Italy’s cutting-edge contributions to international cultural, scientific and technological developments, thereby promoting an international understanding of contemporary Italy, emphasising strategically important facets thereof – such as research, industry and medicine – which have traditionally been less known to the greater public.
The exhibition comprises various thematic areas, each of which expands upon an aspect of the 26-minute film ‘Italy of the Future’, which will be shown on multiple screens: a central screen with a full showing of the video, and others in each of the thematic areas. The ‘thematic islands’ are dedicated to: Robotics; Transportation; Nuclear physics; Medicine and diagnostics; ‘The Big Four’ (Apparel and fashion; Automation and mechanics; Furnishing and design; Agriculture and food); Research and entrepreneurship; Aerospace research; and Cultural heritage and restoration. The installation may also include lectures and conversations on highlighted topics. Through approximately 26 static or interactive terminals displaying examples (objects, images, video and so on) of the technologies represented in each thematic area, participants will have a ‘hands-on’ experience and the chance to develop a multi-faceted understanding of Italy’s most recent contributions in fields which have traditionally received less international emphasis due to the common image of Italy as a nation mostly dedicated to art and literature. The exhibition’s aim is not to replace this image, but to add another complementary image, namely of a country which is also rich in technological and scientific resources, and consequently, opportunities for investment and research. The exhibition, conceived by Manuela Arata and promoted by the Italian Foreign Ministry, is organised in collaboration with the Italian National Research Council (CNR), the Scientific Dissemination Section of the Office for Collaboration Promotion and Development (CNR-PSC), the National Nuclear Physics Institute (INFN), the Bio-Robotics Institute at the Scuola Superiore di Sant’Anna in Pisa, and the Italian Technology Institute in Genova, who created the video which inspired the event. Other organisations also contributed.
For further information: Filippo Sozzi, scientific curator (CNR-PSC), tel. (+39) 010 6598765, cell. (+39) 347 3222335, email: email@example.com; Francesca Gorini (CNR-PSC), tel. (+39) 010 6598742, cell. (+39) 329 3178725, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exhibition website: www.italiadelfuturo.cnr.it