On Tuesday, December 11, hosted in the spaces of the Rufa’s Fine Art Academy and within HER Festival, the second edition of the the first neighbourhood festival dedicated to data culture, experts from different backgrounds discuss about climate change, art and data. In these days the Festival materialises data and its culture in the neighbourhood of San Lorenzo Rome, by locating data artworks in different venues that host different activities, such as shops, libraries, cultural associations, as well as conferences, such as the one that on Monday December 10, in the spaces of CNR – Istituto dei Sistemi Complessi [Institute of Complex Systems] to discuss about society and disinformation.
The meeting Looking for Data, instead, marks the start of the stage in Rome of the three-year project art*science – Art & Climate Change, conceived by Pier Luigi Capucci and Roberta Buiani with Noema and initiated by a conference in Cervia at the MUSA (The Salt Museum) in Summer 2018. Invited people will discuss about the climate in the context of a research, which will involve the public, aimed at creating tools to counteract and adapt to climate change. The topics on discussion are many and range from science, to communication, to art. Data visualization, the computer language used to present data, at the basis of the work of Oriana Persico and Salvatore Iaconesi, will constitute the pulsating environment of the discussion. It is the data that delineate the contemporary landscape, and, from the aerial dimension of the atmosphere to the ephemeral dimension of the numbers, the data have the power to reach the territory and its inhabitants. The path of a three-year project, hosted by a district-oriented festival, promoted by the first data research center in Rome, finds an ideal starting point and aims, immediately, to involve a wide audience.
Looking for Data provides a discussion between different professionals with the art mediation, to start a research to project in a proactive vision, aimed at future ways of “inhabiting” climate changes in progress . The first purpose is to look for points of reference “on the ground” and, in parallel, to think about everything concerned with the production, selection and transduction of data, as well as about the language that materializes the climate, and the different ways of human actions that have an effective impact on the climate. What kind of measures can we adopt in order to adapt to the current climate change? How data can guide us in the increasingly difficult predictability of climate change? What role can art play in the intermediate position between the data and the physical world? Are there any ethical issues in the visualization of data? These and other questions will raise issues to discuss with different training professionals. Questions will open other questions, starting to move in a path that strives to conquer consciousness of what surrounds us, outside the information bible, and with the help and mediation of art.
Looking for Data, December 11, 2018, Rufa, Via degli Ausoni, 7, HER Festival, 17.30 – 19.30
Please download here the full press release
Please find here the program of the Festival HER: She Loves San Lorenzo, Rome, December 9 – 11, 2018
This event is hosted by HER Festival and it is part of art*science. Art & Climate Change