The MAST Foundation informs that in compliance with the provisions contained in the Decree of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, the MAST exhibition spaces are closed until April 13th.
Guided tours are suspended and all events are suspended until April 13th.
UNIFORM: INTO THE WORK / OUT OF THE WORK is the new exhibition project of Fondazione MAST. Curated by Urs Stahel, it is dedicated to work uniforms and it shows, through over 600 pictures by great international photographers, the many types of clothing worn by workers in different historical, social and professional contexts. Designed to distinguish those who wear them, on the one hand uniforms signal membership of a category, an order or a corps, without distinction of class or background, on the other hand they can also highlight the wearer's separation from the community. The word "uniform" simultaneously reveals inclusion and exclusion.
UNIFORM: INTO THE WORK / OUT OF THE WORK includes a group exhibition on work uniforms in the images of 44 photographers and a solo exhibition by Walead Beshty that brings together hundreds of portraits of art world insiders, whose extremely diverse, unconventional professional clothing seems to comply with a sort of tacit code of the anti-uniform.
Here are some thematic videos about the exhibtions, to keep exploring them even in this temporary closing period:
THE MAKING OF
WOMEN IN THE EXHIBITION UNIFORM
Among the over 600 images on display, discover the uniforms of women: from the workers photographed in the 70s by Paola Agosti to the young shop assistants of the H&M clothing group portrayed by Barbara Davatz.
Artists in the exhibition:
PAOLA AGOSTI, SONJA BRAAS, SERGEY BRATKOV, MANUEL ÁLVAREZ BRAVO, ULRICH BURCHERT, SONG CHAO, CLEGG & GUTTMANN, HANS DANUSER, BARBARA DAVATZ, RINEKE DIJKSTRA, ALFRED EISENSTAEDT, WALKER EVANS, ARNO FISCHER, ROLAND FISCHER, ANDRÉ GELPKE, WERONIKA GESICKA, BRAD HERNDON, LIU HEUNG SHING, GRACIELA ITURBIDE, TOBIAS KASPAR, HERLINDE KOELBL, HIROJI KUBOTA, L.G. ROSE COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHER, ERICH LESSING, DANNY LYON, DOUG MENUEZ, MARIANNE MUELLER, NASA PHOTOGRAPHS, HELGA PARIS, PAOLO PELLEGRIN, IRVING PENN, ANDRI POL, MARION POST WOLCOTT, TIMM RAUTERT, HERBERT RITTS, JUDITH JOY ROSS, SEBASTIÃO SALGADO, AUGUST SANDER, OLIVER SIEBER, HITOSHI TSUKIJI, ALBRECHT TÜBKE, FLORIAN VAN ROEKEL, STEPHEN WADDELL
In recent times, the growing interest in ecological issues has been focusing attention on topics such as the management of environmental resources and the impact of climate change, leading to a rethinking of lifestyles, production and consumption adopted by contemporary societies. In addition to the development of legal and political regulations in the short term, however, what seems crucial in the medium and long term is the definition of new educational models that make all citizens, from early childhood, aware of the need to have a non-instrumental relationship with nature. This does not imply to renounce new technologies which, on the contrary, must serve the cause of environmental sustainability.
The result of a collaboration between Fondazione MAST and Fondazione Collegio San Carlo of Modena, these four lectures will address some aspects of the relationship between education and the environment – in terms of landscape and ecosystem – trying to find an answer to a basic question: can nature still be conceived as a space of learning and knowledge, as a place where children, teenagers and adults can experience themselves and their relationships with others?
Free admission to all the lectures, upon reservation
TUESDAY 3 MARCH 2020
Educazione alla natura e alla socialità. Il Parco Arte Vivente di Torino
Curatrice attività educative e formative – Parco Arte Vivente, Torino
TUESDAY 24 MARCH 2020
Dal visto al vissuto. Il paesaggio come spazio dell’educazione
Direttore – Scuola per il Governo del Territorio e del Paesaggio, Trento
TUESDAY 21 APRIL 2020
Biorobotica. La robotica bioispirata e i suoi impieghi sociali
Direttrice – Centro di Micro-BioRobotica, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Pontedera
To register CLICK HERE
TUESDAY 18 FEBRUARY 2020
Imparare all’aperto. L’ambiente esterno come laboratorio educativo
Professore di Didattica e Pedagogia speciale – Università di Bologna
MAST stands for MANIFATTURA di ARTI, SPERIMENTAZIONE e TECNOLOGIA (ARTS, EXPERIENCE and TECHNOLOGY).
MANIFATTURA: the industrial identity of the district
ARTI: the highest forms of creative expression
SPERIMENTAZIONE:the practice at the heart of innovation
TECNOLOGIA: the application of techniques that can improve human life
The project was designed by STUDIO LABICS in ROME, which won an invited competition organized by G.D (COESIA group) in 2005, among the most renowned young Italian architecture firms. Two major pedestrian ramps, which extend from the core of the building to the main access, symbolize the close relationship between the Coesia industrial complex and the surrounding city, creating a metaphorical bridge between COESIA, the immediate city surroundings and the adjacent park. The building consists of two sections that stand next to each other, with large windows, glass features, and frames in steel. The original architectural design extends throughout the spaces occupied by the various services. A reflecting pool and landscaped garden complete the design, showing how the transformation of a former industrial space can revive an area on the outskirts, with company and community activities that make it a gathering place.
RA DI MARTINO
An itinerary of images and sounds through the interior and exterior spaces of the MAST, this site specific video was realized by the artist Ra di Martino on the occasion of the opening.
director: Ra di Martino
performer viola da gamba: Rosa Helena Ippolito
cinematography: Alessandro Chiodo, Marco Martelli
sound: Enrico Ascoli
assistant director: Marcella Libonati
WHERE NEW INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY OFFER A CONTEXT FOR EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING ON INNOVATION, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, MECHANICS AND THE WORLD OF WORK
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 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
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.
WHERE SCREENINGS OF DOCUMENTARIES, MUSICAL AND ARTISTIC PERFORMANCES, CREATE THE CONDITIONS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF CREATIVITY
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.
WHERE CULINARY EXPERIMENTATION COMES TOGETHER WITH TECHNOLOGY, SUSTAINABILITY AND MULTICULTURAL INVENTIVENESS
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.
WHERE TODDLERS TAKE THEIR FIRST STEPS IN SOCIAL LEARNING AND BEGIN TO EXPRESS THEIR IMAGINATION
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
A tool of everyday life and modernity, to promote new methods of communication and information exchange between educators and parents
Objects of growth that accompany the development of the child's representation and language
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.
WHERE THE PRINCIPLES OF MODERN NUTRITION BECOME AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ACTIVE AWARENESS
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.
WHERE THE INNOVATION OF TECHNOLOGY FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY MESHES WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLES
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.