Geographies and Histories of the Appennini: Taking Care of the Present to Move Towards the Future - 5 May 2022

Geographies and Histories of the Appennini: Taking Care of the Present to Move Towards the Future - 5 May 2022

On May 5th the Museum of Geography hosted an event titled “Geografie e storie degli Appennini. Prendersi cura del presente per muoversi verso il futuro” [Geographies and Histories of the Appennini: Taking Care of the Present to Move Towards the Future] organised in collaboration with the Touring Club Italiano. During the encounter we presented the latest volume edited by the TCI titled Appennini, with the President Franco Iseppi and the journalist Tino Mantarro. This was also the start of a prolific collaboration between the DiSSGeA, the Museum and the TCI around key topics, like tourism, environment and sustainability.
The event has read one of the “internal areas” of our country, the Appennini, from the interdisciplinary geo-historical perspective, aiming to overcome the stereotyped representation of these areas as marginalised and peripheral. What emerged from the discussion with Prof. Varotto was a more promising vision of an area that represents a laboratory for experimenting new models of development and sustainability. The event was followed by a guided tour of the Museum for the members of the TCI.
Since more than 120 years the TCI has been a point of reference not just for the tourism in our country, but also for the history of mobilities and environmental protection in Italy: with its journals, guides, maps and publications the TCI helps us reading mobilities from a “slow” perspective, inviting us to take care of our country and its heritage as a common good.

[map/cover image from: Appennini, 2022, Touring Club Italiano]


Moving Artscapes | Arte in movimento per il racconto del paesaggio - 4 Feb 2022

Moving Artscapes | Arte in movimento per il racconto del paesaggio - 4 Feb 2022

A conversation around the relationship between art, mobility and landscape storytelling with the artist Fabio Roncato and the curator Caterina Benvegnù (Progetto Giovani – Comune di Padova) on the 4th of February 2022. How does mobility impact the artistic research practice through the movement of materials and artworks, the encounter of people, curators, inhabitants and artists, and their bodily engagements? How does art contribute to landscape storytelling and our understanding of mobilities? To promote a dialogue between art, university research and education, and the city, the event is curated by the Museum of Geography in collaboration with the Progetto Giovani Office of the Municipality of Padua and hosted by the Laboratorio di Comunicazione Creativa e Landscape Storytelling of the Master Degree in Landscape Sciences (Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Scienze per il Paesaggio) of the University of Padua.

 

 

[This event is part of the project Moving Knowledge/Mobility Expo. Click here to learn more about the project]

Cover photo credits: Daniele Marzorati


Traveling Maps | Il viaggiatore tra le mappe - 4 Dec 2021

Traveling Maps | Il viaggiatore tra le mappe -  4 Dec 2021

The event Il viaggiatore tra le mappe (The traveler among the maps) was held at the Museum of Geography on the 4th of Decemeber 2021 to celebrate the book launch of the L’incanto del viaggiatore: Diari (1957-1967) e ricordi di un emigrante (Il Poligrafo 2020) by Armando Morbiato. This was the occasion to discuss a series of topics related to mobility, like the circulation of objects, people, texts, and ideas through the trade of old atlases, maps, and guide books collected by Morbiato during his travels around the globe as an Italian migrant and merchant, but also to thank him and celebrate his generous donation to the Museum. The event was, indeed, the opportunity to realise a temporary exhibition titledTraveling maps at Palazzo Wollemborg (Sala della Musica) and to expose part of the precious objects that Morbiato donated to the Museum choosing from his private collection. The exhibition, which is going to turn into a permanent online exhibition, displayed 9 objects, among which maps and books, the oldest dating back to 1493.

 

 

[This event is part of the project Moving Knowledge/Mobility Expo. Click here to learn more about the project]


Moving Knowledge | Mobility Expo - Third mission project 2021-2022

Moving Knowledge | Mobility Expo - Third mission project 2021-2022

Moving Knowledge/Mobility Expo is a Third Mission project coordinated by the Museum of Geography and sustained by an interdisciplinary board of members of the MoHuCentre. The project’s main goal is to circulate among a wider both academics and non-specialistic audience the reflections emerged through the interdisciplinary researches on mobility issues conducted at the DiSSGeA, within the Project of Excellence Mobility & Humanities and other projects, like Bo2022 and Padova Mobile UniverCity. Starting from the topicality of mobility issues in contemporary research and society, the project presents the Museum of Geography as a cultural hub and place of encounter between the University and the City, and promotes the dissemination of academic research through a strong dialogue between art and science, organising exhibitions, workshops, and events both online and in person.

 

Members: Giada Peterle (Scientific Coordinator), Elena Canadelli, Giovanni Donadelli, Francesco Ferrarese, Chiara Gallanti, Francesco Lubian, Federico Mazzini, Marco Orlandi, Chiara Rabbiosi, Tania Rossetto, Mauro Varotto