Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia is one of the protagonists of the Arcellatown street art project Universa Universis Patavina Libertas dedicated to eight centuries of the University of Padua.
Artist Shife V.H.RO created the mural, which transformed an Enel electrical substation located via Bordone in the Arcella district of Padua.
The work portrays Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia, who graduated from the University in 1678, thus becoming the first woman in the world to receive a Doctor of Philosophy degree, as a temporal bridge between the past and today’s Padua.
The mural is the fourth in a series of artistic interventions for the neighbourhood of Arcella as part of the Universa Universis Patavina Libertas Project. The project includes the transformation of 8 E-Distribuzione electrical substations, each symbolizing a hundred years of the University of Padua’s history and made possible thanks to the contributions and patronage of the University of Padua.