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Earth Sciences and Art: a fruitful co-operation for the benefit of the planet and its inhabitants
Convener: Tiziana Lanza  | Co-Conveners: Giuliana D'Addezio , Niamh Shaw , Ravi Kapur , Angela Saraò 
 / Fri, 22 Apr, 13:30–15:00
 / Attendance Fri, 22 Apr, 15:30–17:00

Climate change, pollution, desertification, natural hazard, animal extinction, deterioration of monuments are some of the problems we face everyday. Very often Science and Technology are charged of the solutions while Art is intended mainly for entertainment. Indeed, a community of scientists and artists working together is growing day by day to drive people attention on the impelling problems demanding urgent solutions. The cooperation between scientists and artists also facilitates the identification of more and more effective methods to educate people to a life-style respectful of the planet and its inhabitants. Of not less importance are the mutual benefits that scientists and artists can receive from their cooperation. Scientific research can inspire new works of art while the cultural hypotheses of artists can inspire the questions that stimulate important new scientific answers. This session, at its second edition, aims at bringing together all those interested in sharing experiences, new ideas and methods for educating people to the planet sustainability also using the different forms of art. We are also interested in learning about experiences and project aimed at using science and technology to preserve monuments and cultural heritage. So, if you are participating in Educational and outreach activities involving both Earth sciences and photography, digital art, gamification, visual storytelling, painting, narrative, theatre, movies, music join the session! We encourage the sharing of success stories as a results of a fruitful co-operation.