The Trieste Convention Centre (TCC), located in the Trieste Old Port, will soon open its doors for the first time to host the Euroscience Open Forum conference in its two twin buildings: Warehouse 27 and Warehouse 28. But also general public will have the opportunity to visit it and engage with enticing exhibitions and the booths of several scientific and regional institutions.
From the 29th of August to the 6th of September, the Warehouse 27 will be the location of four exhibitions where science and art meet. “ROBOTICS, Festival of Art and Robotics and other Technologies” is organised by Gruppo 78 International Contemporary Art Trieste and aims at demonstrating how artistic experimentations can foster technological innovation. “Both Ways - A Dialogue between Art and Science” is an art&science project: five teams of art curators and science communicators, from five countries in Central Eastern Europe, reflect on how art and science contribute, in different ways, to the production of knowledge. This project is organised by a collaboration of several institutions: Central European Initiative (Italy), Center for the Promotion of Science (Serbia), Ludwig Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art (Hungary), Scientifica (Romania), Trieste Contemporanea, Academy of Applied Arts and University of Rijeka (Croatia). Museo della Bora proposes “Boramuseum 2020, the Bora Pop Up Museum”, presenting samples of the collections that will constitute the future Museo della Bora, the famous wind, symbol of Trieste. Finally, the public will have the chance to visit “Society – a World in Transition”, an interactive and multimedia exhibition organized by Bibliotheca Hertziana – Istituto Max Planck per la Storia dell'Arte, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut, Villa Vigoni - Centro italo-tedesco per il Dialogo europeo and Max-Planck-Gesellschaft.
Warehouse 28, the second building of the TCC, will house three exhibitions from the 2nd to the 6th of September and provide led walls showing excerpts of the conference and tablets to attend the virtual booths of several local and national institutions.“The Memory of Glaciers, inevitable Consequence of a Warming Climate in the Northeast Italy” is dedicated to glacial environments in mountain areas, where the effects of climate changes are emphasized. Organised by Aberystwyth University (UK), CNR Institute of Marine Sciences (Italy), Unione Meteorologica del Friuli Venezia Giulia and Parco Naturale delle Prealpi Giulie, this exhibition exhibits 3D topographic models, old photographs and cartographic material, showing the changes in the glacial landscape of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Alps in the last centuries. The second exhibition,“Lightingsolutions”, is organized by the Svet slovenskih organizacij (the union of the organizations of the Slovene minority in Italy) and focuses on promoting energy saving to reduce global warming. The third exhibition is “European Research in the time of the pandemic”, a project organised by the Association of European-level Research Infrastructures Facilities to present how large-scale facilities and scientific infrastructures strive to tackle the main global challenges in the fields of energy, health, food, cultural heritage and astronomy.
The entrance to the exhibitions is free. However, due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, registration is mandatory also for the general public to access the Trieste Convention Centre. All the information regarding the registration procedure will be available soon on the Science in the City Festival website