Meetings at Palazzo Blu: Pisa and the changing world

Incontri a Palazzo Blu: Pisa e il mondo che cambia
Incontri a Palazzo Blu: Pisa e il mondo che cambia
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Meetings on the exhibition 'End of the 20th century. Pisa and the Changing World'.

The in-depth meetings on the photographic exhibition "End of the 20th century. Pisa and the Changing World", in progress at Palazzo Blu with images from the Frassi archive, which evokes the life of the city in the last thirty years of the past century.

The first appointment is Thursday 15 February, 5.30 p.m. with journalist Bruno Manfellotto and the meeting entitled 'From Andreotti's kiss to Berlusconi's sock'. Manfellotto, former editor of the Gazzetta di Mantova and the Tirreno, and today editorialist of the weekly l'Espresso, proposes a wide-ranging excursus: the historic compromise, the Mafia massacres, terrorism, the assassination of Aldo Moro, the fall of the Berlin Wall, Clean Hands, the end of the parties and the consecration of a single man in command... A chronicle of thirty years that, for better or worse, has seen two great protagonists, Giulio Andreotti and Silvio Berlusconi: Parallel lives that have often crossed paths, almost a passing of the baton between the last 'star' of the First Republic and the matador of the Second. With a final question: what remains of that season?

The second meeting, entitled "Pisa, Ultimo Novecento. The changing city: customs, study, things, sport", is scheduled for Friday 22 March at 5.30 p.m., with journalist Renzo Castelli, for many years editor of the daily newspaper La Nazione. The meeting will narrate a historical-anecdotal vision of the major events and how Pisa was transformed in the second half of the century, also following the images produced by photographer Luciano Frassi. With many mutations common to the rest of the country but with many specificities of a city where, for example, the relationship with the university has radically changed and where industry, after playing a fundamental role until the 1970s, has practically disappeared. Lastly, sport, which was dominated by the presence of the Pisa football team, which played a leading role in Serie A in the 1980s.

In the last decades of the 20th century, the city of Pisa took part in an intense season, full of events of historical significance and changes in the world and in our country, which are reflected in many of the photos in the exhibition. The in-depth encounters are intended to be a moment to tell the story of some of the great passages in national history, but also of events in the history of Pisa that had an impact that went beyond the local dimension.

The events are open to the public and take place in the auditorium starting at 5.30 p.m.

Photo: Inauguration of Keith Haring's Tuttomondo Mural, Pisa, 1989 (Frassi Archives)