“To Be There. Paths between art, technology and the environment” in Rocca Ripesena

The change in societies and all those habits and behaviors that were previously taken for granted must inevitably usher in or restore a more adequate relationship with the environment, with the world and with the earth. From this realization, the A.Ge. – Italian Parents’ Association of Orvieto and the rhodolog-composer Walter Branchi launch for Friday 13 Saturday 14 e sunday 15 may a series of insights on the theme “To Be There. Paths between art, technologies and the environment”. Sponsored by the Municipality of Orvieto, Gal Trasimeno Orvietano, Cittaslow and Cesvol, the initiative uses numerous collaborations, starting with Cnr and Fidapa Orvieto.

The event, with free entry, will take place between the historic center, in the spaces of the new municipal library “Luigi Fumi”, and the village of Rocca Ripesena – “Il Paese delle Rose” – a unique location born of the project started in 2008 by A.Ge., which today also thanks to its didactic rose garden is a reality kept alive by volunteering and the active participation of all the inhabitants of the hamlet, and which perfectly summarizes the objectives of the event.

The three days will be attended by schools, teachers, professionals, tourist operators, artists, scientists of scientific and humanistic disciplines and, after two years of health emergency, the intention is to be a first step towards a path of sharing, change and awareness, offered to all generations and especially to young people, schools and the whole community who educate for a forward-looking reflection on the future, starting from the change of individual behavior to influence the collective changes that make the difference.

“Age restarts after a break, even if it never really stopped,” he explained Saturday 7 May the chairman of the A.Ge. Association, Monia Pieroni on the occasion of the presentation of the event – the event has kept us busy for months since last fall and stems from an idea of ​​Walter Branchi that was received with enthusiasm; the power came from Martina Dal Savio and Lorenzo Ricci, young people who want to work together.

How Andrea Graziani, the Vice President Francesca Compagnucci, worked together. Starting over is always difficult but slowly we are putting the bricks together and for that we have to involve the city because the network between the different moments of city aggregation is essential and the collaboration we often talk about is not always taken for granted. The environment is common ground and consistent with our mission, so we need to work on strengthening effective collaboration”.

“An event that comes back to life after the years of the pandemic and that will not only address topics on which our city has founded much of the post-Covid reboot, but above all returns to show the great work of the associations that even in this dark and complicated situation, they continued to work hidden to keep the social fabric of the city alive and vital,” said the mayor, Roberta Tardanic who added: “the A.Ge. was born in 2008 in Orvieto and in recent years it has been a planning process that Covid has temporarily stopped but is being restarted today with further incentives.

There are the conditions for the restart of the territory. Orvieto has always focused on the beauty that history has given us, now we must invest in the care of the environment that affects the whole community called to commit to achieving goals. In this city everything is there, more cohesion is needed. But there are elements to think about the future. The associations have worked hard and even during the pandemic, each association continued to make plans. Today the fruits of this work are being reaped. The project of A.Ge. it is interesting because of the themes it carries and these elements are our strength towards sustainable development. The Land of Roses is one of the paths on which we will focus on our territory. We have turned our attention to Orvieto, now let’s take a closer look at the beauties”.

“In Rocca Ripesena, the ‘Land of Roses’ was born from a union of individuals who believed in an idea because they believe in a particular environment and work together to preserve it in its beauty – underlined Walter Branchic – the appointment of the coming days is an event born in Orvieto for the world and the problems we face will affect the world and its institutions. One is electronic music, invented music not based on instrumental sound that looks to the future.”

Also Francesca Compagnucci vice-chairman A.Ge. and President Fidapa Orvieto focused on the “huge potential of the event which is now in its zero edition and which could have a national and international development. The themes addressed during the three days will be an opportunity for generations to meet to participate in the study days where adults and children can share moments of reflection and practical workshops together”.

“We’ll talk about what we are and what we want to be, and especially about the 360-degree environment and species conservation,” he said. Andrea Grazian† The importance of involving other realities and the contribution that everyone can make to living interactive experiences was instead emphasized by: Martina Dal Saviowhile Lorenzo Riccia he insisted on concrete actions that everyone can take to protect the environment around us and on the role of humans in the impact that climate change has on the environment and the planet. Themes are treated integrated between environment, art and technology with installations, round tables, experiences. Finally, he spoke about the union and balance between technology and nature, Fabio Blackbeard

The following appointments are scheduled:

Friday 13 May
15:00 – 15:30 – Library “Luigi Fumi” of Orvieto
Presentation of the event
Institutional greetings from: Roberta Tardani – Mayor of Orvieto, Gionni Moscetti – President of the Trasimeno / Orvietano LAG, and Anna Maria Turchetti President of Fidapa BPW Italy / Central District
Introduction to the International Theme by Past Laura Cicognolo

15:30 – 17:00 – Library “Luigi Fumi” of Orvieto
Musical ideas for a global vision of the world – 70 years of electronic music
Walter Branchi – Francesco Galante – Agostino Di Scipio

17:15 – 17:45 – Euphonic Room “Luigi Fumi” Orvieto Library
Invisible Cities, Impossible Roses – Project by Michela Mollia
Images and visual processing by Jose Chavez Guerrero
Texts by Italo Calvino (on reservation 327 2688655)

18:00 – 19:00 – Garden of the Luigi Fumi Library in Orvieto
listening to music
Walter Branchi – Francesco Galante – Agostino Di Scipio

21:00 – 23:00 – Corso Cinema of Orvieto
Screening of David Monacchi’s movie “Dusk Chorus” and meeting with the author

Saturday 14 May
10:00 – 13:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 – Rocca Ripesena
“The sensation of sound” by the Metadiapason Cultural Association with Leonardo Zaccone and Giuseppe Silvi
(Workshop for children 12-16 years. By reservation 347 6860879)

10:30 – 13:00 – Rocca Ripesena, Sossogna
Observing walk by Walter Branchi
with the collaboration of Andrea Graziani (on reservation 338 1940386)

13:00 – 15:00 – Rocca Ripesena
Outdoor picnic (by reservation 393 9242113)

15:00 – 15:30 – Rocca Ripesena, Church of Santa Maria della Stella
Wind Sprouts by Giulia Ripandelli
Lectures: Gianfranco Quero and Giulia Ripandelli
Sound interventions: Paolo Modugno and Luigi Polsini

16:00 – 18:00 – Rocca Ripesena
Workshop naturalistic and macro photography with Roberta and Noemi

16:00 – 18:00 – Rocca Ripesena
Let’s start again from the environment
Francesca Caproni – The experiences of the LAG Trasimeno Orvietano in the field of environmental protection
Andrea Graziani – We are the environment
By the Members of Orvieto Linux – The Environmental Impact of Information Technologies and Digital Sustainability
Sara Moraca – The Impact of Climate Change on Children’s Health
Francesco Paola President – MAB UNESCO

18:00 – 19:15 – Rocca Ripesena, Pianoro
To clear the mind, cultivate beauty, practice yoga on the Pianoro with Antonella Sciaboletta

6.10 pm – 6.30 pm – Rocca Ripesena
“Notes from the ocean” by Livia Bartolucci I’M FOR IT

18:30 – 19:00 – Rocca Ripesena, Church of Santa Maria della Stella
Wind Sprouts by Giulia Ripandelli
Lectures: Gianfranco Quero and Giulia Ripandelli
Sound interventions: Paolo Modugno and Luigi Polsini

19:00 – Rocca Ripesena
Performance by the students of the laboratory “The sensation of sound”

from 19:00 – Rocca Ripesena
“Aperitivo Rosa” Pizza in the historic cliff oven and other specialties. Wine selection by the Enoteca La Loggia

21:30 – 23:00 – Rocca Ripesena
Focus Environments – Short Film Screening – ORVIETO CINEMA FEST

sunday 15 may
9:00 – Oasis of the Discepoic
Excursion in collaboration with CAI Orvieto – 10 km route, 400 m altitude difference

9:00 – 10:00 – Rocca Ripesena
To clear the mind, cultivate beauty, practice yoga on the Pianoro with Antonella Sciaboletta

9:30 – 10:30 – Oasis of the Disciples / Rocca Ripesena
Botanical and Biodiversity Walk with Maurizio Conticelli on the CAI trail

9:00 – 11:00 – Along the CAI Rocca Ripesena route
Art installation “The third paradise”
In collaboration with the Pistoletto Foundation and with the collaboration of Fabio Barbanera

10:00 – 11:00 – Rocca Ripesena
Tour of the Rose Garden – Walter Branchi

11:00 – 13:00 – Rocca Ripesena, entrance square
Sara Moraca – The Impact of Climate Change on Children’s Health
Luciano Dottarelli – From Ecology to Ecosophy
Andrea Graziani – We are the environment
Maurizio Conticelli – Depressed beech forests, vanished plains

from 13:00 – Rocca Ripesena – Pizza in the historic Rupe oven and other specialties
Wine selection by the Enoteca La Loggia

from 15:00 – Rocca Ripesena – Live music with ORVIETO SOCIAL TRIO

15:00 – 17:00 – Rocca Ripesena
The digital path of the roses. Introduction to Scratch programming by the members of Orvieto Linux

from 15:00 – Rocca Ripesena
Bambù Lab – building a bamboo lamp together – Workshop by Damiano Olivieri
Art Attack – Laboratory by TOO ITALY
With a rose you said come and find me – Laboratory organized by Associazione Artemide Il Cerquosino

16:00 – 16:20 – Rocca Ripesena
“Notes from the ocean” by Livia Bartolucci I’M FOR IT

17:00 – 17:30 – Rocca Ripesena
“The third Paradise” Video interview with Michelangelo Pistoletto in collaboration with the Pistoletto Foundation and with the participation of Fabio Barbanera

During the day there is TraMercato: market of local farmers’ products and small crafts.

Furthermore, on Saturday and Sunday in Rocca Ripesena it is possible to appreciate the installations:
– Looking at the Sky and Listening to the Wind – The Aeolian Harps by Mario Ciccioli
– Transparencies of floating colors – Stefano Sevegnani
– From Above – Kristin Jones

The free shuttle service from the Oasi dei Discepoli car park to Rocca Ripesena operates on the following days and times:
Saturday 14 May from 15 to 20, sunday 15 may from 9 to 21.

In the event of inclement weather, some events will be hosted at Cittaslow International’s headquarters, Palazzo dei Sette, Orvieto.

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