The 8×8: 8 stories for 8 centuries series of events comes to a conclusion on Saturday, December 17 with a day of talks coordinated by Guido Bartorelli, Giovanni Bianchi, Marta Nezzo, and Giuliana Tomasella that explore the history of the University of Padua during the twentieth-century.
Proposed by the Department of Cultural Heritage (DBC) professors and researchers. The multidisciplinary schedule of events aims to illustrate the connection between academic and city life in celebration of the 800th Anniversary of the University of Padua.
The day begins at the Museum of Archaeological and Artistic Sciences in Palazzo Liviano by welcoming Giuliana Tomasella and Marta Nezzo to discuss The History of Art History at The University of Padua – Carlo Anti, Gio Ponti – the University’s Construction Site. Followed by guided tours of Palazzo Liviano and its Museum of Archaeological and Artistic Sciences collection, and the Il Gruppo N and the Psychology of Perception in Padua exhibition at Palazzo del Monte di Pietà.
The day also welcomes Elena Svalduz as we discover more about the late 20th-century architecture found in Padua, and a guided tour of the city centre to discover The University of Padua in the cinema.
Evening events include two theatrical performances at the Ruzante Theater. First, Men in Trenches. Student Soldiers in War by and with Giacomo Rossetto (Teatro Bresci), followed by a guided tour of Palazzo Bo’s New Courtyard and its mural art installation by Jannis Kounellis. Then at 9 pm, the play Paesaggio offers a reading of selected poems written by Andrea Zanzotto during his studies at the University of Padua (edited by Tam Teatrodanza).
A full schedule of events and registration are available at www.beniculturali.unipd.it/www/8×8