Galilean Days 2023

Le Giornate Galileiane 2023
Le Giornate Galileiane 2023
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For the fifth year, the city celebrates the great scientist Galileo Galilei on the day of his birth, which took place in Pisa 459 years ago, i.e. 15 February 1564, with a programme of events involving the Municipality, the University of Pisa, the Scuola Normale Superiore and the Scuola Superiore S. Anna for a few days.


Tuesday 14 February 2023

5.00 p.m. at the Gipsoteca di Arte Antica 

Presentation of the programme with greetings by the Councillor of the Municipality of Pisa Paolo Pesciatini
Presentation of the volumes
Galileo Galilei: The Pisan Years, Sources, Documents and Memories (Pacini Editore)
Images and Digital Tools in Science Education (Pisa University Press)
This will be followed by a debate with interventions by

Cristina Moro (University of Pisa)
Christian Satto (University for Foreigners of Siena)
Valentina Domenici (University of Pisa).
Moderated by Stefano Renzoni and Sergio Giudici

Wednesday 15 February 2023

10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. | WALLS OF PISA
The Young Galileo in Pisa Installations and replicas of Galilean experiments on the Walls of Pisa
organised by the Museo degli Strumenti di Fisica and Ludoteca Scientifica.
Access from the Santa Maria Tower in Piazza dei Miracoli.

FREE ADMISSION from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last admission at 5.30 p.m.).

To book visits for schools and groups call: 320 0403946

6.00 p.m. | CINEMA ARSENALE (Vicolo Scaramucci 2, Pisa)
"Specolando ciascun l'orbe lunare": organised by Teatri della Resistenza
Texts by Galileo Galilei; Music by Francesco Filidei
Dario Focardi: reciting voice; Maria di Bella: violin

8.30 p.m., at the Church of San Paolo a Ripa d'Arno, "Galileo's Journey": multimedia work for ensemble, three female voices, electronics and visuals by Ivan Fedele, with the participation of the Ensamble Moderna of the Giuseppe Tartini Conservatory of Trieste, conducted by Petar Matosevic, video artist Andrew Quinn.

Thursday 16 February 2023

21:00 | CINEMA ARSENALE (Vicolo Scaramucci 2, Pisa)
"Scientific Imaginary and Romantic Fiction: The Case of the Green Ray".
Introduced by: Sergio Giudici and Chiara Tognolotti
Screening of the film "The Green Ray" by Eric Rohmer

From Monday 13 to 24 February 2023 

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. | STATE ARCHIVE (Lungarno Mediceo, 17)
"Galileo in Pisa", Exhibition of Historical Documents
The exhibition will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.


PROGRAMME - Galileo Galilei A distant future

 Wednesday 15 February

3 p.m.

Sala delle Baleari, Palazzo Gambacorti (Piazza XX Settembre 1)

Antonio Cisternino and Pierpaolo Magnani present PISigns

4 p.m.

Sala delle Baleari, Palazzo Gambacorti (Piazza XX Settembre 1)

3D Accademy presents "Pisa and the metaverse: VR, MR and A.I" with Gianfranco Casano and Stefano Orlando

 5 p.m.

Sala delle Baleari, Palazzo Gambacorti (Piazza XX Settembre 1)

Performing Media. A remote future

Performing Talk more than the presentation of a book) organised by Urban Experience and NuvolaProject with Carlo Infante, Gaia Riposati and Massimo Di Leo

"Performing Media - a remote future. The path of Carlo Infante between Avant-garde Memory and Digital Transition", book/book edited by Gaia Riposati and Massimo Di Leo published by Editoria & Spettacolo

Words and ideas "in projection" in a conversation innervated with video repertoires (on significant moments, performances and installations, of the avant-garde and digital innovation) a three-way dialogue with many echoes, listened to by an artificial intelligence that will end up having its say. We will then set off on a walkabout to continue the conversation and the peripatetic reflection by extending it to a discussion with all the participants, interweaving words with the expression of the genius loci.

8.30 p.m.

Church of San Paolo a Ripa D'Arno

"Galileo's Journey" multimedia work for ensemble, three female voices, electronics and visual by Ivan Fedele, Modern Ensemble of the Conservatorio "G. Tartini" in Trieste, conducted by Petar Matosevic, video artist Andrew Quinn.

Thursday 16 February

10 a.m.

Walkabout-exploration radionomade along PiSigns urban routes, with schools

These are walkabout conversations, characterised by the use of smartphones and headphones connected to a radio receiver (whisper radio), to listen to the voices of the walking-talking heads and prepared audio repertoires.  They are in fact gyms of active citizenship in which one converses "side by side" while looking around, "learning everywhere" to activate workshops of the participated gaze during psychogeographical explorations that follow the paths of PiSigns capable of expressing an innovative model for exploring Pisa and its Galilean ancestry.

4 p.m.

Walkabout-exploration radionomade along the urban paths of PiSigns, university

6 p.m.

Cineclub Arsenale (Vicolo Scaramucci 2)

From videotheatre to artificial intelligence

Video and web screening (60')

Performing Media is an evolutionary concept, it implies a new sensibility that allows us to interpret digital innovation as an expansion of communication possibilities, to act on them and not undergo them. It is a whole world of creative practices that originated in the field of digital cultures and even earlier in research theatre refined to media, both radio and video, in particular with Videotheatre. A phenomenon that has since extended to the most diverse articulations, between performance and multimedia, that measure themselves against the transformations of audiovisual languages. Today, Performing Media is increasingly concerned with the development of interactive, mobile and geo-localised new media technologies. In Performing Media every element is called upon to perform, it is in some way the medium itself but also and above all the relationship between the element and the user that triggers the performance.

All scheduled events are free of charge while places are available. Schools or large groups interested in visiting the installations on the Walls of Pisa are asked to book their visit by calling the secretary of the Ludoteca Scientifica at +393200403946. Booking Walk about:

Level of accessibility of the event: Full accessibility of the event

Galilean Days 2023