PALAZZO DELLE ESPOSIZIONI
Entrance VIA MILANO 13
An event of interactive popular science to test your creativity¬†
The KreyonDay is a unique event of popular science, fully focused on creativity and innovation processes. The event is the outcome of a collaboration between the Kreyon project (www.kreyon.net) and the Palazzo delle Esposizioni and Scuderie del Quirinale Education Service - Art Workshop. Open conferences, held by world renowned scientists and experts (physicists, mathematicians, anthropologists, artists, puzzle experts, chess players, etc.), will set the stage while interactive installations and games will allow participants to test their own creativity. Finally ateliers and workshops will complete what is going to be an immersive experience. All games, installations and ateliers are thought to be fun and will be paralleled by explanations on the scientific aims and contexts.¬† Based on age and personal interests each and every one will have the opportunity to carve his/her learning-by-doing path.¬†
What happens at the¬† Kreyon Day?¬†
The Kreyon Day will take place on Sunday September the 13th 2015 from 10am to 7pm at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome (entrance from Via Milano). The participation is fully free. A registration will be required to download a QR code that will grant access to all games and installations. Due to limited number of available seats, a free registration will be also required to participate to the workshops. From 2 to 7 pm the Forum will host a series of open short talks (both in English and in Italian) held by an international panel of experts in creativity. Not only scientists, thus, but also artists, copywriters as Annamaria Testa, who since 2008 has been editing the website about innovation and creativity Nuovo e Utile, or the Olympic chess player champion Judit Polgar. The conferences will be either in English or in Italian. Some of the speakers will also conduct focused and interactive ateliers, suitable for all ages. You will be able to understand the "magic" of numbers with the mathematician Ennio Peres, take part to an experiment about the impact of constraints on creative task with Annamaria Testa, learn scientific concepts through frozen bubbles with the physicist Ilan Chabay. For the little ones a workshop inspired by the books of the artist Katsumi Komagata will be organized and conducted by the¬† Palazzo delle Esposizioni and Scuderie del Quirinale Education Service - Art Workshop.¬† Throughout the day you will be able to contribute to experiments of collective creativity such as Lego sculptures and murals or giant anagrams to carry out together.¬† These installations will allow you to experience firsthand how we face a challenge, what drives us to find new solutions, what hinders us, what attract us, how we interact with others in order to achieve a goal. Web-games designed and created by the research team of the project Kreyon will be also available in Fontana area.¬† Creastoria, Record, LegoPixelArt and LegoMusic challenge our ability to create something new from a constrained set of items. It will be possible to play as single players, but also measure our similarity or divergence by comparison with other players while finding solutions.¬†¬†
Universit√† degli Studi di Udine, curator of the exhibition
Giovanni Curatola, the curator of the exhibition and editor of the catalogue Al-Fann. The Art of the Islamic Civilisation. The al-Sabah Collection in Kuwait, will be providing an introduction to Islamic art. ¬†Setting some of the exhibits in context using images of architecture from the vast areas under Muslim domination, he will be tracing the chronological development of Islamic art up to the great empires of the 16th century, and discussing the themes explored in greater depth in the exhibition itself such as calligraphy, geometry, arabesques and figures, and winding up with the jewellery of the Mughal era.
Universit√† degli Studi di Trento
The caliphate, the pivotal political idea of Islam, has taken on a variety of different shapes in history, ranging from a symbol of the community of believers' unity after the death of the Prophet Muhammad to the Islamic State's contemporary take on the concept.¬† The caliphate's nature is at once both utopian and absolutely tangible in relation to the supranational organisation of the state.
Universit√† Ca' Foscari di Venezia
Gianroberto Scarcia, one of Italy's most authoritative Orientalists, offers a stimulating view of mutual relations between figurative art and literature in the Islamic world.¬† His detailed analysis down the ages highlights in particular the historical events that have marked Islam's contact with the Christian world and the mutual influence, as well as the misunderstandings and the trends and fashions, that that contact has spawned.
from 2015-07-11 to 2015-09-12
from 2015-09-29 to 2015-09-30
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