EXHIBITIONS

Thomas Struth
Thomas Struth

The MAST Foundation presents a selection of large colour photographs taken by Thomas Struth since 2007 at industrial sites and scientific research centres throughout the world that represent cutting-edge technological experimentation and innovation.

One of the best known artists on the international scene, Struth takes us in realms and forbidden zones to which we do not normally have access, giving us a glimpse into the unexplored world behind technological innovation in 25 large-format works on display at the MAST PhotoGallery. Space research labs, plasma fusion experiments, operating theatres, and a drilling platform are photographed with painstaking precision and a remarkable visual sensibility.

The artist looks at sites where contemporary society is transformed and shows us scientific, highly technological experiments, developments, research, calibrations and interventions that will at some point, directly or not, impact our lives. In these images we can perceive the complexity, importance, and force of these processes, but we can also sense the power and the politics of knowledge, and the business they conceal.

As a reference to craftsmanship and the human capacity for highly developed artisanal skills and artistic precision, at Level 0 of the MAST.Gallery we are also screening the 2003 video installation Read This Like Seeing It For The First Time. Featuring five classic guitar lessons by Frank Bungarten at the Lucerne Hochschule, the video shows the meticulously orchestrated interaction between teacher and students in music tuition and demonstrates just what it takes in terms of teaching and learning, giving and receiving.

 

 

Cappa chimica, Università di Edimburgo / Chemistry Fume Cabinet, The University of Edinburgh, 2010 © Thomas Struth

Cappa chimica, Università di Edimburgo / Chemistry Fume Cabinet, The University of Edinburgh, 2010 © Thomas Struth

Spettrometro a incidenza radente / Grazing Incidence Spectrometer, Max Planck IPP, Garching, 2010 © Thomas Struth

Spettrometro a incidenza radente / Grazing Incidence Spectrometer, Max Planck IPP, Garching, 2010 © Thomas Struth

Golems Playground, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, 2013 © Thomas Struth

Golems Playground, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, 2013 © Thomas Struth

Modello in dimensioni reali / Full-scale Mock-up 2, JSC, Houston, 2017 © Thomas Struth

Modello in dimensioni reali / Full-scale Mock-up 2, JSC, Houston, 2017 © Thomas Struth

GRACE-Follow-On, veduta dal basso / GRACE-Follow-On Bottom View, IABG, Ottobrunn, 2017 © Thomas Struth

GRACE-Follow-On, veduta dal basso / GRACE-Follow-On Bottom View, IABG, Ottobrunn, 2017 © Thomas Struth

Albero bronchiale con struttura di supporto / Bronchial Tree with Support Structure, MMM, Wildau 2016 © Thomas Struth

Albero bronchiale con struttura di supporto / Bronchial Tree with Support Structure, MMM, Wildau 2016 © Thomas Struth

Sorghum, Danforth Plant Science Center, St Louis 2017 © Thomas Struth

Sorghum, Danforth Plant Science Center, St Louis 2017 © Thomas Struth


EVENTS

NEP Proiezioni
NEP Proiezioni

 

The MAST Foundation has invited Thomas Struth, the protagonist of the exhibition currently on view in the PhotoGallery, to share with the public the films that have marked his intellectual and artistic education and contributed to his visual research – works he considers relevant also for the younger generations. The artist has selected eight films which add new meaning to MAST’s public programme, now offering visitors the original, unpredictable perspective of one of the greatest names in contemporary photography. Originating from different historical and geographical contexts, Struth’s selection, just like his work, addresses topics such as social structures, the physical world, the unconscious, mortality, and reflects on some of the questions raised by the artist, particularly the relationship between nature and politics and the idea of technological development as a sole promise of human progress.
In these films we will find echoes, resonances and connections also with the aesthetics of Struth’s œuvre – from Unconscious Places, a series of streets depicted with the documentary accuracy of the Düsseldorf School, to Family Portraits, photographs of contemporary, urban tribes confined in their homes, from the thick jungle of the Paradise series to the mysterious technological sanctuaries of Nature & Politics displayed at MAST.

The screenings are organized in collaboration with Cineteca di Bologna

 

SATURDAY 23 MARCH
8.30 PM
MAST.AUDITORIUM

ISLE OF DOGS
by Wes Anderson, USA, 2018, 101’

In 2037, an unbridled increase in the dog population and the spread of a mysterious “canine flu” force the mayor of the city of Megasaki, in the Japanese archipelago, to adopt a drastic emergency measure: to quarantine all the dogs in the country, segregating them on an island used as a waste and garbage dump. Following the disappearance of his guard dog Spots, a twelve-year-old named Atari Kobayashi heroically hijacks a small airplane and pilots it to the Island of dogs. After the brusque landing, he is helped by a few mongrels, willing to do anything to escape the depressing condition they find themselves in. Touched by the boy’s courage and devotion towards his lost pet, Chief, Rex, Boss, Duke and King vow to protect him from the men who are chasing him and escort him on the dangerous journey that will decide the fate of the entire Prefecture. o.v. in o.v. in English with Italian subtitles

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SUNDAY 24 MARCH
7 PM
MAST.AUDITORIUM

COMIZI D’AMORE
by Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy, 1964, 90’

Halfway between a sociological documentary and cinéma vérité, Love Meetings (Comizi d’amore), Pasolini's fifth feature, is an interesting survey of love and sex in Italy in the 1960s. Directed by Pasolini and with his own commentary, there are also conversations with Alberto Moravia and Cesare Musatti, as well as contributions from Camilla Cederna, Oriana Fallaci and Giuseppe Ungaretti. The numerous interviews conducted throughout every part of Italy with men, women and children are divided into four blocks. In Research 1, a great Italian-style mixed fry-up, Pasolini, ironically self-described as “a sort of traveling salesman”, asks his compatriots how they welcome a film like this and their attitudes towards sex in real life; in Research 2, disgust or pity? the controversial topic of so-called sexual inversions and perversions is tackled instead; Research 3, the true Italy? investigates the different conceptions of sex in Italian regions; to conclude the film, in Research 4, from the bottom and from the depths, the director analyses the results of the survey, taking stock of it all with his friend Moravia.
o.v. in Italian 

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SATURDAY 30 MARCH
8.30 PM
MAST.AUDITORIUM

AMARCORD
by Federico Fellini, Italy, 1973, 123’

In the 1930s in Borgo, an imaginary village in Romagna, the teenager Titta is growing up and subject to conditioning inside and outside his home. His father Aurelio is a small building contractor who perennially disagrees with his wife; Uncle Patacca drifts along in the background of the other relatives; Uncle Teo is committed to an insane asylum; the grandfather selfishly enjoys excellent health, and does not hesitate to take liberties with the maid. In the town, some characters destined to become part of Titta's adolescent memories stand out: Gradisca, a buxom hairdresser; Volpina, a slightly mad girl who lacks inhibitions; a mammoth, almost monstrous tobacconist; a lawyer with an easy and grandiloquent line of rhetoric; Gudizio, the village madman; Biscein, the liar; the exhibitionist motorcyclist and a whole gallery of characters who, through their actions in the worlds of school or church, at fascist parties, folkloristic rituals or special events, reveal their specific characteristics. The seasons pass inexorably, marked by the falling of snow or the “manine” (the fluff puffs) released by the first spring flowers. It's time to grow up...
o.v. in Italian 

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SUNDAY 7 APRIL
7 PM
MAST.AUDITORIUM

DALLAS BUYERS CLUB
by Jean-Marc Vallée, USA, 2013, 117’

It’s the second half of the 1980s, and Ron Woodroof, a Texan electrician and rodeo cowboy addicted to alcohol, drugs and sex, suddenly receives the news that he is suffering from acquired immune deficiency syndrome and has only a few months to live. Frustrated by the lack of available treatment but far from resigned to the death sentence, Woodrof begins to study the illness. He finds comfort in alternative treatments that come from Mexico and are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration, going against the scientific community and specialized doctors, including his therapist. Although a stranger to the homosexual community, Ron allies himself with the young transsexual Rayon, who is also ill with AIDS but determined to survive. Together, Ron and Rayon start up a buyers’ club to sell contraband drugs to other HIV-positive sufferers who, by paying a monthly fee, can have access to supplies. Ron finds meaning in his illness and ultimately his own life in the struggle for the right to dignity, information and care for all those in the same condition. The film is based on actual events.
o.v. in English with Italian subtitles


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SATURDAY 13 APRIL
8.30 PM
MAST.AUDITORIUM

PLAYTIME
by Jacques Tati, France, 1967, 108’

In a Paris that is light years from the traditional Ville Lumière, Monsieur Hulot, already protagonist of Mon Oncle and Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday, accompanies us through a series of places in the city where an aseptic modern style pervades and conditions every aspect of everyday life. The film is divided into six sequences that are connected by the presence of two characters who meet several times throughout the day: the Hulot himself and Barbara, a visiting American girl. In the futuristic Paris proposed by the film, characterised by vast multi-lane streets and imposing steel buildings with clean lines, modern cold glass and artificial furnishings, only irrepressible nonconformity, human nature’s imagination and a certain nostalgia for the good old days can give vital breath to an otherwise sterile and alienating urban lifestyle.
o.v. in English, French and German with Italian subtitles 


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SATURDAY 16 MARCH 2019
8.30 PM
MAST.AUDITORIUM

TOKYO STORY
by Yasujiro Ozu, Japan, 1953, 136’

Shukichi and Tomi, now close to seventy, decide to make a long trip to Tokyo to visit their children before it is too late. Once they arrive in the capital, the reception is not what they expected: the eldest son Koichi, a doctor, and his sister Shige, a hairdresser, are too busy with their jobs to be bothered with their elderly parents, who they seem to regard as more of a nuisance than a joy. Only Noriko, widow of the second son Shoji who died eight years before, shows sincere affection for the former in-laws, although there is no blood tie between them.
Ozu’s most cherished themes – the instability of the Japanese family following the war, the lack of communication between generations, the negative influence of urban life on human relationships ­ are recounted with a painful modesty, an extreme lucidity and a language of purified simplicity that make it a masterpiece in the history of cinema.
o.v. in Japanese with Italian subtitles

 

SUNDAY 17 MARCH 2019
7 PM
MAST.AUDITORIUM

TOKYO-GA
by Wim Wenders, Germany, 1985, 92’

The director Wim Wenders arrives in Tokyo for a journey through memory in search of everything that might be remembered about Yasujiro Ozu, the great master of Japanese cinema, who died destitute and almost forgotten in 1963, and, at the same time, frame today’s metropolitan reality with his own lens. Through interviews with Chisu Ryu, the main actor in Ozu's films, and Yuharu Atsuta, the very loyal director of photography, Wenders alternates daring shots and disoriented sequences of life in Tokyo today. The filmmaker does not merely record a city on film, but renders it as a place of the soul where, with the premise of establishing a parallel with Ozu’s settings, he discovers a new world, in full economic boom and at the same time studded with moments pervaded by tradition. Savouring words, he accompanies us slowly through the neon and blossoming cherry trees, transforming us into veritable traveling companions.
o.v. in English, Japanese and German 
with Italian subtitles

 


Wonderful losers
Wonderful losers

SUNDAY MARCH 31, 2019
7 PM
MAST.AUDITORIUM

SCREENING

WONDERFUL LOSERS
by Arunas Matelis

Lithuania, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Latvia, Great Britain, Ireland, Spain, 2017, 71’  

Introduced by the director Arunas Matelis

For many of us, those cyclists who don’t win and never appear on television or make newspaper headlines are simply losers. They are the followers, the “water carriers”, the Sancho Panzas of professional cycling. This documentary recounts their immeasurable will, devotion and their ability to endure fatigue and pain in order to continue the race at any cost and make their crucial contribution to the captain's final victory. If they fall off, they get back on and do everything to continue the race: raising the white flag is forbidden. The Wonderful Losers are not the only unsung heroes: the team of doctors, crammed into a small claustrophobic vehicle, rushes to give first aid, gets down on the asphalt to rescue those who have fallen or medicate the wounded who, without stopping, grab onto car windows. The doctors’ work is reminiscent of war work: they are in the “line of fire”, where retreating is not an option. The 21 days of the Giro d'Italia are the perfect scenario for the odyssey of the followers and their guardian angels.

The film was nominated by Lithuania at the 2019 Oscars in the Best Foreign Language Film and Best Documentary categories.


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NDI19
NDI19

Negli ultimi decenni lo sviluppo delle tecnologie informatiche e digitali e gli avanzamenti compiuti dalla ricerca scientifica hanno contribuito a modificare il nostro modo di guardare il mondo naturale e l’ambiente sociale, consentendoci di entrare in contatto con nuovi contesti, virtuali e digitali, molto distanti da quelli a cui eravamo abituati. I quattro appuntamenti in programma tra febbraio e aprile 2019 presso la Fondazione MAST, in collaborazione con la Fondazione San Carlo di Modena, si propongono di analizzare in che modo queste trasformazioni hanno condizionato l’ambito educativo e formativo e quali problemi filosofici ed etici sollevano. In particolare, ci interrogheremo sul rapporto tra libertà e responsabilità alla luce delle recenti acquisizioni delle neuroscienze, sul ruolo che le applicazioni tecnologiche possono svolgere nei processi educativi e di apprendimento, oltre che sulla loro influenza nel rafforzamento di particolari competenze scientifiche.

 

 

 

MARTEDÌ 26 MARZO 2019

ORE 18

Ambienti multimediali e realtà virtuali applicate all’educazione e alla cultura

Marcello Carrozzino

Ricercatore di Sistemi di elaborazione dell’informazione – Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa

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MARTEDÌ 16 APRILE 2019

ORE 18

I numeri e l’ambiente. Come si sviluppa l’intelligenza numerica e spaziale nei bambini

Patrizia Granata

Professoressa di Progettazione e valutazione dell’intervento educativo – Università di Padova

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L’ingresso alle conferenze è gratuito, con prenotazione obbligatoria

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INCONTRI PASSATI

 

MARTEDÌ 19 FEBBRAIO 2019
ORE 18

Responsabilità morale e neuroscienze

Mario De Caro

Professore di Filosofia morale – Università di Roma Tre

 

MARTEDÌ 5 MARZO 2019
ORE 18

Educare alla tecnologia e tecnologia per l’educazione

Michele Marangi

Professore di Media Education – Università Cattolica di Milano

 


Future Film Kids 19
Future Film Kids 19

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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PROIEZIONI PASSATE


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.


 

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.


 

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.

 

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
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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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