EXHIBITIONS

Pendulum
Pendulum

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the opening of its cultural centre, the MAST Foundation presents a new selection of works from its collection of photographs, video-installations, and photo-albums on industry and labour. 

Over 250 historic and contemporary images by 65 artists from throughout the world – celebrated masters like Robert Doisneau, David Goldblatt, Helen Levitt, and Mario De Biasi as well as younger authors such as Richard Mosse, Ulrich Gebert, and Sonja Braas –show the talent and energy that have driven people to design means and infrastructures for moving goods, people, and data over the last two centuries.

A multifaceted reflection on the theme of speed characterising today’s society, the exhibition, which has the pendulum as its visual metaphor, illustrates the contrasting energies issued from two phenomena that dominate our present: on the one hand, the unbridled power of engines, an enormous increase in speed, means of transport transformed into the fetish of our times, permanent connection as an absolute necessity; and on the other, a slowing down, a sharp braking, a barrier to the flows of migrating people, the only limit to the myth of global mobility.
 

YTO BARRADA, GABRIELE BASILICO, SONJA BRAAS, LUCA CAMPIGOTTOCLODT VON JÜRGENSBURG, MARIO DE BIASI, ROBERT DOISNEAU, ROGER FENTON, MARIO FINOCCHIAROFLOTO + WARNER, VINCENT FOURNIER, ROBERT FRANK, SIMON FRIDLAND, ULRICH GEBERT, RICCARDO GILARDI, FRANK GOHLKE, GEERT GOIRIS, DAVID GOLDBLATT, HEIN GORNY, GUIDO GUIDI, JACQUELINE HASSINK, ROBERT HÄUSSER, LEWIS W. HINE, RUDOLF HOLTAPPEL, EMIL OTTO HOPPÉ, BORIS IGNATOVICH, WILLIAM HENRY JACKSON, GASTON JACQUIN, JEAN-PIERRE LAFFONT, MIMMO JODICEPHILIP JONES, ANNICA KARLSSON RIXON, PETER KEETMAN, TORKEL KORLINGJUSTIN KOZLOWSKI, KARL KRÜGER, GERMAINE KRULL, DOROTHEA LANGEHELEN LEVITT, O. WINSTON LINK, ELI LOTARMALESHERBES PHOTO, RÉMY MARKOWITSCH, EDGAR MARTINS, DON MCCULLIN, TINA MODOTTI, RICHARD MOSSE, UGO MULAS, MARTIN MUNKÁCSI, ANTONIO PAOLETTI, ALFRED PERSON, XAVIER RIBAS, LUCIANO RIGOLINI, STEFANO ROBINO, TATA RONKHOLZ, ARKADIJ SAJCHET, ROGER SCHALL, BEN SHAHN, GRAHAM SMITHHENRIK SPOHLER, JOHN THOMSON, ALEXEY TITARENKO, JAKOB TUGGENER, BRETT WESTON
 

HOLIDAYS OPENING TIMES
24, 25 DECEMBER  CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC
FROM 26 TO 30 DECEMBER, 10 AM –7 PM
31 DECEMBER, 10 AM – 4 PM
1 JANUARY, 12 PM – 7 PM
FROM 2 TO 6 JANUARY, 10 AM – 7 PM

Sonja Braas, Container, 2015, dalla serie “Un eccesso di prudenza”, 2014-2017 © Sonja Braas

Sonja Braas, Container, 2015, dalla serie “Un eccesso di prudenza”, 2014-2017 © Sonja Braas

Mimmo Jodice, Milano, Stazione Centrale, 1969 © Mimmo Jodice

Mimmo Jodice, Milano, Stazione Centrale, 1969 © Mimmo Jodice

Luca Campigotto, Marghera, 1997 © Luca Campigotto

Luca Campigotto, Marghera, 1997 © Luca Campigotto

Mario De Biasi, Gamba de legn, Milano, 1951 © Archivio Mario De Biasi. Courtesy of Mondadori Portfolio

Mario De Biasi, Gamba de legn, Milano, 1951 © Archivio Mario De Biasi. Courtesy of Mondadori Portfolio

Mario Finocchiaro, Milano, Darsena, 1958 © Mario Finocchiaro

Mario Finocchiaro, Milano, Darsena, 1958 © Mario Finocchiaro

Floto + Warner, Sala verniciatura dell’Eclipse, Aviation, Albuquerque, NM USA, 2007 © Floto + Warner

Floto + Warner, Sala verniciatura dell’Eclipse, Aviation, Albuquerque, NM USA, 2007 © Floto + Warner

David Goldblatt, I passeggeri di KwaNdebele, 1983-1984 © The David Goldblatt Legacy Trust, Courtesy Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg and Cape Town

David Goldblatt, I passeggeri di KwaNdebele, 1983-1984 © The David Goldblatt Legacy Trust, Courtesy Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg and Cape Town


GD95
GD95

In occasione del novantacinquesimo anniversario di G.D, una delle aziende storiche del Gruppo Coesia, la Fondazione MAST ospita una mostra che ne racconta la lunga e affascinante vicenda industriale attraverso una ricca documentazione fotografica e audiovisiva proveniente dai propri archivi aziendali e da un lungo lavoro di ricerca, inventariazione, digitalizzazione e conservazione.

Il percorso espositivo, a cui hanno collaborato Kiné e Home Movies oltre a Urs Sthael, curatore della FotoGallery di MAST, si articola attraverso suggestive lastre fotografiche di vetro e stampe originali, filmati d’epoca, motorini degli anni trenta, un wall painting di 120 metri quadrati, una sfavillante videoinstallazione immersiva a 360° - un ciclorama - che, partendo dal singolo ingranaggio, conduce il visitatore in un viaggio dentro le macchine G.D e lo avvicina alla straordinaria capacità e competenza di chi le progetta e le produce.

Il tutto rappresenta una traccia tangibile dei vari passaggi tecnologici, produttivi, strategici nella vita di una azienda nata nel 1923 e radicata nel territorio dell’Emilia-Romagna, che è stata una delle prime a dare inizio alla Packaging Valley ed è divenuta nei decenni una protagonista del mercato mondiale. 

Un’esposizione multiforme composta di immagini, visioni e documenti per recuperare la memoria e portare alla luce dimensioni del lavoro che sfuggono normalmente alla rappresentazione ma da cui potranno nascere riflessioni, quesiti, confini, dimensioni per provare a sognare o a raffigurare il futuro.

Foto: Archivio G.D

APERTURE DURANTE LE FESTIVITÀ
24, 25 DICEMBRE  CHIUSURA AL PUBBLICO
DAL 26 AL 30 DICEMBRE, ORE 10–19
31 DICEMBRE, ORE 10–16
1 GENNAIO, ORE 12–19
DAL 2 AL 6 GENNAIO, ORE 10–19


Aperture

EVENTS

Rassegna Pendulum
Rassegna Pendulum

   For the exhibition Pendulum. Moving goods, Moving people, the MAST Foundation presents a series of movies on the themes of global mobility, transport, and migrations.

Series organised in collaboration with Cineteca di Bologna


SATURDAY 1 DECEMBER
7 PM
MAST.AUDITORIUM

NUOVOMONDO (GOLDEN DOOR)
directed by Emanuele Crialese, 2006, Italy, 114 min.

In a desolate corner of the Sicilian countryside lives a family of farmers who have worked the land for generations, inextricably bound to nature and to the mysterious spirits of the dead which have always accompanied the living in those areas. Their never-changing everyday life is interrupted by news from the New World describing it as a land of astonishing abundance. Salvatore decides to sell everything—home, land, and animals—to bring his children and his elderly mother to a place where work and bread aren't as scarce. But to become citizens of the New World, they have to die and be born again. The four must abandon their archaic habits and superstitions, striving to toughen both body and mind, learning to obey and to pledge their loyalty to a new authority, and surrendering to modernity. They'll have to do it in the suspended time of the ocean crossing: four long weeks that separate them from their final judgement at Ellis Island, that wondrous, terrible place where families are forced to decide, and are often separated forever. Not all of them are destined to cross through the gates of Paradise.

ELLIS
directed by JR, 2015, USA, 14 min.

Ellis, starring Roberto De Niro and written by Erich Roth, is a work that shakes up our collective memory, bringing us back to the early years of Ellis Island, the gate of entry to the New World. The documentary is set in the abandoned sanatorium on the island facing New York, and through the touching art installation Unframed by the French photographer JR, it recalls the story of the immigrants who literally made America what it is. The men, women, and children who fled from poverty, discrimination, and dictatorships in search of a new life in the early decades of the twentieth century foreshadow the destiny of those who, in a globalised world, now seek the same opportunities for safety and dignity in America and Europe.

SUNDAY 2 DECEMBER
6 PM
MAST.AUDITORIUM

NEW FILM  

LOCKE 
directed by Steven Knight, 2013, USA-GB, 85’

Ivan Locke drives through the night towards London. He works in building construction, but tonight there’s going to be the most important demolition of his life. At dawn he should oversee the largest concrete pour of his career thus far. His boss has assigned the task to him because his record over the last nine years has been flawless: he’s the best, the most reliable construction foreman, solid as concrete. But a phone call from a woman named Bethan rewrites Locke’s life, setting in motion a series of events with potentially catastrophic effects for his family, his work, and his soul. A fast-paced cinematographic experience in which the timing of the events coincides with the timing of the narration, this film literally captures us, catapulting us into a car seat next to the protagonist and setting before us the themes of fairness, of assuming one's responsibility, no matter how uncomfortable and punitive it may be, and of the extreme fragility of the moral constructs on which we build our existence and our certainties.


SUNDAY 2 DECEMBER
8 PM
MAST.AUDITORIUM

WELCOME
directed by Philippe Lioret, 2009, France, 110 min.

Simon is a swimming instructor in a city-run pool in Calais on the north coast of France. His marriage is on the rocks, and he does his job on autopilot until he meets Bilal, a young, undocumented Kurd who has has crossed Europe to reach England and the woman he loves. After a failed attempt to cross the border, the only way Bilal can realise his dream is by swimming across the Channel, and Simon is the only one who can help him train: the young man's bravery and his determination to keep his love at all costs convinces Simon to put himself personally on the line, defying the law to help him in what seems to be an impossible endeavour.


SATURDAY 8 DECEMBER
7 PM
MAST.AUDITORIUM

FREIGHTENED: THE REAL PRICE OF SHIPPING
directed by Denis Delestrac, 2016, USA, 84 min.

Ninety percent of goods we consume in the West are manufactured in faraway lands and brought to us by ship. The maritime shipping industry is a key player in the world economy, and it forms the basis of our model of modern civilisation; without it, it would be impossible to fulfil the ever-growing demands of our societies. Yet the functioning and rules of this industry remain unknown to most, while its hidden costs affect the lives of us all. Due to their size, freight ships can no longer berth at city harbours; they have moved far away from the eyes of public opinion, behind gates and barriers. But who pulls the strings in this billion-dollar business? To what extent does this industry influence national politics? How does it impact the environment? Taking us on a journey through the oceans, the film offers a courageous investigation into international maritime shipping and sheds light on the consequences of an all but invisible industry.


SATURDAY 8 DECEMBER
9 PM
MAST.AUDITORIUM

TIR
directed by Alberto Fasulo, 2013, Italy/Croatia/Bulgaria, 89 min.

Branko, a native of Croatia, works as a lorry driver for an Italian transport company. He once was a teacher, but his new job earns him three times his old salary. He drives all over Europe, alone or with his co-driver Maki, a thirty-year-old with a young son waiting for him at home, a man increasingly uncertain about whether to continue in this line of work. Branko's phone calls with his wife or son are the only contact he has with his family. The result of five years of field research, Tir shows life on the road for its protagonist, the professional actor Branko Zavrsan, who actually did earn the driving license required by the highway code. Between roads, motorways, junctions, and warehouses for loading goods, a route is plotted along non-places, all identical yet separated by a geographical distance that hides the weight of the hard work under which Branko seems to test his own resistance.

 

SUNDAY 9 DECEMBER
8 PM
MAST.AUDITORIUM

SONS OF THE CLOUDS
directed by Alvaro Longoria, 2012, Spain, 110 min.

This film examines the current political crisis in North Africa, emphasising the responsibility of Western powers, in particular the United States and France, which apply foreign policies based on aggressive economic strategies to the detriment of basic ethical principles. These policies have generated tremendous instability, resulting in chaos and repeated episodes of violence, such as the attacks made by the Moroccan police on the Sahrawi, who were encamped in the desert in November of 2010 in a peaceful protest for human rights. The focus of the narration is the Western Sahara, which according to the UN is the only African territory still subject to colonialism and worsening conditions and rights in recent years.

 

SATURDAY 12 JANUARY
7 PM
MAST.AUDITORIUM

UNSTOPPABLE
directed by Tony Scott, 2010, USA, 99 min.

One October day at dawn, in a major railway station in Pennsylvania, a careless worker has to move a very long, stopped train onto another track and engages the automatic controls. The train starts to move and immediately picks up speed with no one on board. Since most of its load is toxic waste and chemical products, the consequences of it derailing could be devastating. If the toxins were to leak, they would be capable of decimating an entire city. Three hundred kilometres later, the veteran engineer Frank Barnes and the young, newly hired conductor Will Gordon have just begun their shifts. What they don't yet know is that a chaotic, frenetic day awaits them that is destined to turn them into heroes.


SATURDAY 12 JANUARY
9:30 PM
MAST.AUDITORIUM

ATTRAVERSO LE ALPI (ACROSS THE ALPS)
directed by Giancarlo Bertalero and Filippo Ciardi, 2016, Italy, 81 min.

To whom do the Alps belong? Who regulates their “life”, the people who live there, and the goods and passengers who travel through them? What and how many products are shipped each day on lorries and trains through tunnels and Alpine passes, and how does this transport affect the everyday life of the citizens throughout Europe? How does it affect the natural environment? Through the emblematic stories of railway workers, lorry drivers, motorists, environmental tourists, and other travellers, this film seeks to highlight the importance of these questions and find answers while journeying through the mountains of Italy, France, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, and Slovenia to discover the complexities of transporting people and goods, along with some of the key players in these movements that flow like rushing streams, constantly threatening to flood.

 

SUNDAY 13 JANUARY
7 PM
MAST.AUDITORIUM

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS
directed by Paul Greengrass, 2013, USA, 134 min.

A high-tension thriller and at the same a detailed portrait of the myriad side effects of globalisation, this film recounts the 2009 hijacking of the US cargo ship Maersk Alabama by a band of Somali pirates. Inspired by a true story, the events primarily rotate around the figure of the Alabama's commander, Captain Richard Phillips, and his Somali counterpart, Muse, who takes him hostage. The face-to-face conflict between the two begins when Muse and his crew aim for Phillips' unarmed ship, but in the course of the events the two men find themselves at the mercy of forces completely beyond their control. The film is much more than the tale of how a cargo ship was hijacked by pirates and the breathtaking odyssey of an accidental hero: the news story told by the media throughout the world becomes a reflection on geopolitics that have exploded and gone haywire, in which the rupture of September 11th continues to form cracks, wounds, and divisions, and where the global presence of the United States collides with diametrically opposed local realities.

 

SUNDAY 13 JANUARY
9:45 PM
MAST.AUDITORIUM

LE HAVRE
directed by Aki Kaurismäki, 2011, Finland/France/Germany, 93 min.

Marcel Marx, a bohemian and former author, chooses to withdraw to the port city of Le Havre, where his honourable but unprofitable profession as a shoeshiner gives him the feeling of being closer to the people. He keeps his literary ambition alive and leads a simple, quiet life arranged around the corner pub, his work, and his wife, Arletty, when suddenly destiny catapults a young immigrant boy from sub-Saharan Africa into his life. The heart of the film lies entirely in the relationship between the befuddled shoeshiner and the young migrant. The man, who in the meantime has discovered that his wife is ill, takes care of the boy and tries to help him get to England, creating a network among his neighbours and seeking to escape the notice of a disenchanted policeman.
   


United Together
United Together

GIOVEDÌ 20 DICEMBRE 2018
ORE 19
MAST.AUDITORIUM

UNITED TOGETHER
Un evento in musica e parole

I solisti della European Spirit of Youth Orchestra (ESYO) diretta da Igor Coretti Kuret e accompagnata da Paolo Rumiz.

Musiche di Luka Sorkočević, Johann Sebastian Bach, Benedetto Marcello, Antonio Vivaldi, Arcangelo Corelli, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Un’orchestra sinfonica di giovani talentuosi musicisti provenienti da Albania, Austria, Bielorussia, Bosnia ed Erzegovina, Croazia, Estonia, Macedonia, Turchia, Italia, Spagna e altre nazioni ancora, insieme nel nome della musica, sotto il vessillo della Pace. La ESYO è formata da coloro che possono essere considerati i discendenti dei soldati che combatterono su fronti opposti in Europa orientale, uniti insieme oggi, nel centenario della fine della prima guerra mondiale (1918-2018). Insieme a loro lo scrittore Paolo Rumiz, voce narrante, racconta i grandi temi dell’Europa di ieri e di oggi.

Evento organizzato da IMARTS, ESYO e Associazione culturale scuola per giovani musicisti Trieste

L’ingresso è gratuito, previa registrazione scrivendo a segreteria.esyo@gmail.com, fino ad esaurimento posti.


Future Film Kids 19
Future Film Kids 19

SABATO 19 GENNAIO 2019
ORE 16:00 
MAST.AUDITORIUM

NAUSICAA DELLA VALLE DEL VENTO
di Hayao Miyazaki (Giappone, 1984, 118’) 

È trascorso un millennio da quando una serie di guerre, culminata nelle esplosioni termonucleari dei Sette Giorni del Fuoco, ha alterato l'ecosistema mondiale. Il Mare della Rovina si è espanso drammaticamente, occupando i regni degli uomini e invadendo la Terra con i suoi insetti giganti e le sue spore velenose. Solo pochi territori sono rimasti indenni, ma i loro abitanti continuano incessantemente a combattere tra loro. In un regno neutrale e pacifico, la Valle del Vento, vive la principessa Nausicaa, dotata di un potere extrasensoriale che le permette di comunicare con gli animali e con i temibili insetti Ohm. Nausicaa è convinta che la soluzione non sia attaccare gli insetti, bensì comprendere il segreto alla base del Mare della Rovina.
 Nausicaa della Valle del Vento è uno dei film meno noti di Miyazaki, tratto dal manga disegnato dallo stesso autore. È una storia di fantascienza con un profondo messaggio ambientalista, tipico di tutti i film del regista giapponese.

Ingresso gratuito con prenotazione obbligatoria
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SABATO 16 FEBBRAIO 2019
ORE 16:00 
MAST.AUDITORIUM

LA CANZONE DEL MARE
di Tomm Moore (Irlanda, 2015, 94’)

Saoirse, una bambina di 6 anni che vive all’interno di un faro con il padre e il fratellino, prova una misteriosa attrazione per il mare, da quando sua madre è scomparsa anni prima. Quando trova per caso una conchiglia magica e un mantello appartenuto alla madre, capisce di avere un legame con il mare che potrebbe rivelarle qualcosa sulla vera natura della sua famiglia, e parte per un fantastico viaggio negli abissi, dove nessuno è mai stato prima.
Ispirato alle leggende irlandesi, il film, candidato all’Oscar e diretto dalla più grande promessa del cinema d’animazione contemporaneo, il pluripremiato regista di “Secret of Kells”, è un emozionante racconto di formazione popolato da streghe, foche magiche e altre indimenticabili creature fantastiche.

Ingresso gratuito con prenotazione obbligatoria
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SABATO 2 MARZO 2019
ORE 16:00 
MAST.AUDITORIUM

IL LIBRO DELLA VITA
di Jorge R. Gutierrez (Messico, 2014, 95’)

Un gruppetto di ragazzini si annoia alla sola idea di mettere piede in un museo. Li prende in carico, però, una guida speciale, che ha in serbo qualcosa per loro. Con voce suadente, la donna li conduce dentro la storia dei festeggiamenti messicani legati al giorno dei morti, in un viaggio attraverso tre regni sovrapposti. Protagonista della storia nella storia è Manolo Sanchez, ultimo erede di una famiglia di toreri che desidera però fare il musicista ed è innamorato dall'infanzia della bella Maria, figlia del generale Posada di San Angel. Anche il prode Joaquin è innamorato di Maria, e la loro amichevole rivalità diventa oggetto niente meno che di una scommessa tra la Morte e il suo oscuro consorte, Xibalba. Ispirato alla tradizione messicana del dià de muertos, il giorno dei morti, il film, prodotto dal premio Oscar Guillermo Del Toro, è una magnifica fiaba dark e coloratissima al tempo stesso.

Ingresso gratuito con prenotazione obbligatoria
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SABATO 16 MARZO 2019
ORE 16:00 
MAST.AUDITORIUM

SASHA E IL POLO NORD
di Rémi Chayé (Francia, Danimarca, 2017, 81’)

Sasha, una giovanissima aristocratica russa alla fine del XIX secolo, sogna il Grande Nord e si avrebbe voglia di vedere suo nonno Oloukine, un rinomato scienziato ed esploratore dell’Artico che non ha mai fatto ritorno dall’ultima esplorazione alla conquista del Polo Nord. Lui ha trasmesso la sua vocazione a Sasha che non ha alcuna intenzione di compiacere i genitori sposando l’uomo che hanno scelto per lei. Sasha si ribella a questo destino e decide di raggiungere Oloukine verso il Grande Nord. Sasha e il Polo Nord è un film di formazione dove è il ricco a trasformarsi in povero per coronare un sogno, e dove la rivendicazione di genere prende una via poetica. L’animazione bidimensionale dona a tutta la narrazione un sapore rètro e immagini vive e guizzanti.

Ingresso gratuito con prenotazione obbligatoria
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SABATO 13 APRILE 2019
ORE 16:00 
MAST.AUDITORIUM

LEAFIE - LA STORIA DI UN AMORE
di Oh Seong-yun (Corea del Nord, 2012, 97’)

In un allevamento di polli tra centinaia di galline si trova Leafie, una creatura straordinaria che sogna una vita fuori dalla gabbia. Leafie riesce a sfuggire dalla prigionia usando la sua intelligenza e, mentre si avventura nel bosco alla ricerca di se stessa, viene braccata da una feroce donnola chiamata One Eye. Leafie si salva grazie all’aiuto dell’anatra coraggiosa, Wanderer. Mentre Leafie inizia ad adattarsi alla vita selvaggia del bosco, scopre che la compagna di Wanderer è una bellissima anatra dalle piume bianche. Un giorno questa viene uccisa da One Eye. Leafie, entrando nel nido abbandonato, trova un uovo ancora caldo e si adagia teneramente su di esso, covandolo. Ne nasce un anatroccolo, che Leafie decide di proteggere con tutte le sue forze.

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WORKSHOPS

KIDS
KIDS

How can we take pictures? Could it be enough to use a box with a pinhole? The light allows us to write, to draw, to fix images of ourselves and of the world that surrounds us. Started during Foto/Industria 2017, the MAST Foundation offers to children a new experimental workshop, conceived by Nino Migliori, focused on the language of photography.

 

free admission
reservation required

 

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PUBBLIC
SATURDAY AND SUNDAYS, 11.00 AM, 3.30, 5.00 PM
/ for children 3 yers of age and older
/ for teens interested in photographs experimentation 

 

SCHOOLS
TUESDAY-FRIDAY, 1012 AM E 2-4 PM
 

CONTACTS
051 6104831
GALLERY@MAST.ORG

 


WHERE NEW INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY OFFER A CONTEXT FOR EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING ON INNOVATION, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, MECHANICS AND THE WORLD OF WORK

Gallery
The Gallery aims to explore technological innovation and entrepreneurship processes through exhibitions, artistic images and innovative experimental devices.
The Gallery is partially modelled on so-called science centres, in which the visitor can try the interactive displays and experience a greater level of involvement.
The space is dedicated to the culture of innovation, with a particular focus on technological innovations in mechanical industry. The aim is to stimulate both curiosity and creativity within the different groups of visitors.
The installation in the Gallery includes the following devices:
  • hands-on exhibits (interactive devices and instruments)
  • multimedia exhibits
  • virtual reality installations (augmented reality)
  • teaching labs
The first floor of the Gallery provides the city with an area dedicated to photography that portrays industry and labour, curated by Urs Stahel.
The ground floor will mainly host a great interactive game based on entrepreneurship. This will be developed and installed in 2015.
Gallery / target
The Gallery aims to reach out to local communities in order to enhance the perceived value of the mechanical industry. Leveraging on the local identity, MAST Foundation wishes to offer a context where it is possible to share knowledge and experiences and to educate the younger generations through a mix of technology, innovation and art in a dynamic, flexible, committing and engaging environment.
The most interesting target is the Z generation, people born after 1995 and digital fluent.
The Gallery develops close relationships with middle schools, high schools and universities to involve the maximum number of people in the target group. In addition, the exhibition space proposes activities and services of interest to all citizens and families. (...)

WHERE EXCELLENT TRAINING IN MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGIES OFFERS COESIA EMPLOYEES AND STUDENTS OPPORTUNITIES FOR CONTINUAL GROWTH

academy

The Academy offers technical and management training to Coesia employees and organizes  workshops and short courses to visitors of MAST and students of different age groups. Programs focus on innovation and entrepreneurship, while the methodology facilitates experience and participation.
With this perspective, the Academy together with MAST Foundation establishes permanent relationships with different departments and schools of the University of Bologna, and other Academic Institutions and Foundations in the field.
The Academy makes large and small classrooms available, equipped with cutting-edge teaching technologies. A classroom for video-conferencing with Cisco's "Telepresence" technology can be rented to outside companies and organizations.

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WHERE SCREENINGS OF DOCUMENTARIES, MUSICAL AND ARTISTIC PERFORMANCES, CREATE THE CONDITIONS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF CREATIVITY

Auditorium

The Auditorium is available to host activities associated with both the Gallery, the Academy and the Coesia Group (conventions, meetings, films) as well as offering various events such as concerts, shows, conferences.
In terms of size (400 seats) and other architectural/technological aspects, the auditorium was designed with features that set it apart from similar locations in Bologna.
With 400 seats, it is the only medium-sized space near the city center.
One of the most important aspects is its acoustic system, which can be adjusted depending on the type of event.

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WHERE CULINARY EXPERIMENTATION COMES TOGETHER WITH TECHNOLOGY, SUSTAINABILITY AND MULTICULTURAL INVENTIVENESS

Caffetteria

The cafeteria is located beneath the auditorium. It provides services to the Coesia Group for its guests and customers and is open to the visitors of the Gallery on the occasion of events.
Here culinary creativity meets technology, sustainability and cultural diversity in a project that aims to provide users with a convivial meeting place, and at the same time, an experimentation and learning environment.

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WHERE TODDLERS TAKE THEIR FIRST STEPS IN SOCIAL LEARNING AND BEGIN TO EXPRESS THEIR IMAGINATION

NIdo

A significant area of MAST has been dedicated to a unique nursery, built to host the very young children of the Coesia Group employees during office hours. The Day-care was opened in 2012 and can host up to 80 children of Coesia Group employees (85%), and the community (15%).
The project was realized in collaboration with "Reggio Children, an International Center for the Defense and Promotion of the Rights and Potential of All Children". Relying on their wide experience developed during the last three decades, Reggio Children have created a methodology – recognized all over the world – focused on the value of team work and of meaningful relationships between children and their families.
A management company was established, and in collaboration with Reggio Children, the Cadiai Cooperative and the Giannino Stoppani Cooperative, it manages the Day-care, the pedagogical approach and relationships with institutions.
From 2013, to meet a local need, a kindergarten section for three-year-old children was also opened.

INNOVATION AT THE NURSERY

The MAST nursery is based on a pedagogical project that offers children a range of educational and cultural stimuli:

The value of beauty
The architectural choices, the colours and the furnishings are inspired by aesthetic criteria and by the most up-to-date pedagogical studies on the perceptions of young children

Technology
A tool of everyday life and modernity, to promote new methods of communication and information exchange between educators and parents

Picture books
Objects of growth that accompany the development of the child's representation and language

Games
Chosen as the product of a fine artistic and craft culture

English through songs
To learn new sounds through music with a mother tongue teacher

The workshops of colour, nature and music
The workshops are places where children, teachers and families can meet, discover and explore. The first is for painting, the second is for experiencing time as change in plants and fruit – also in relation to an outdoor vegetable garden – and the third is for playing and listening to music.

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WHERE THE PRINCIPLES OF MODERN NUTRITION BECOME AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ACTIVE AWARENESS

Ristorante aziendale

The canteen (1,000 sqm) provides the opportunity for active awareness of the basic principles of modern nutrition, with the aim of improving lifestyle. It is organized into islands with nutrition labels and the "free-flow" path favours careful food choices.
During the week the canteen serves lunch to Coesia Group employees, while during the weekend, it can be used to host events.

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WHERE THE INNOVATION OF TECHNOLOGY FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY MESHES WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLES

Wellness

The Wellness Center, which is supplied and managed by Technogym (world leader in fitness equipment), offers a variety of services based on a model of intergrated and holistic well-being and will also be running dedicated programs for the community.

The Company Restaurant and Wellness Center were designed as part of a unified project where nutrition and physical activity are salient features of the Mast identity. One of the driving values that inspires the project is the promotion of an idea of health connected to awareness, information, and a nutritional culture related to health and well-being in order to improve the quality of life.
 

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