Italy of the Future

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Italian Cultural Institute San Francisco, 12 July – 23 August 2013.

The exhibition 'Italy of the Future' aims to display Italy's cutting-edge contributions to international cultural, scientific and technological developments, thereby promoting an international understanding of contemporary Italy, emphasising strategically important facets thereof – such as research, industry and medicine – which have traditionally been less known to the greater public.

The exhibition comprises various thematic areas, each of which expands upon an aspect of the 26-minute film 'Italy of the Future', which will be shown on multiple screens: a central screen with a full showing of the video, and others in each of the thematic areas. The 'thematic islands' are dedicated to: Robotics; Transportation; Nuclear physics; Medicine and diagnostics; 'The Big Four' (Apparel and fashion; Automation and mechanics; Furnishing and design; Agriculture and food); Research and entrepreneurship; Aerospace research; and Cultural heritage and restoration.

Through dedicated terminals displaying examples (objects, images, video and so on) of the technologies represented in each thematic area, participants will have a 'hands-on' experience and the chance to develop a multi-faceted understanding of Italy's most recent contributions these fields. The exhibition's aim is not to replace the image of Italy as a nation dedicated to art and literature, but to add another complementary image, namely of a country which is also rich in technological and scientific resources, and consequently, opportunities for investment and research.

The event is promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with some of the most important Italian research institutions: the National Research Council of Italy (CNR), the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), the Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), and the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa.

For more information about the exhibit, please visit the homepage of Italy of the Future or download its brochure.

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