On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome and some libraries in Rome will host the Near / Far photographic exhibition.
The Palace of Expositions of Rome and some libraries ofLibraries Institution of Rome Capital welcome from 28 October to 27 November 2022, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritagethe Photo exhibition Near far. Journey to discover the cultural and natural heritage of immigration in Italypromoted by the Italian National Commission for UNESCO, by Roma Culture, by Azienda Speciale Palaexpo, by the Institution Libraries of Roma Capitale and by the National Research Council – Institute of Mediterranean Studies.
In the five different locations are exposed in total over four hundred shots made by photographers from countries with the greater migratory flow towards Italy. the photographers narrated through images the cultural and natural heritage of their countries of origin, building a dialogue with the institutional photographs of the Unesco World Heritage and Intangible Cultural Heritage sites. All photographs have been selected following five themes: Human settlements and peoples’ movements; Spirituality; Parties, celebrations, crafts, food and artistic expressions; Natural environment, geo and bio diversity; Portraits.
Objective of the exhibition is encourage comparison and the mutual knowledge between migrants and Italian citizensremembering that the Unesco Declaration on Cultural Diversity he affirms that “in our increasingly diverse societies it is essential to ensure harmonious interaction between people and groups with plural, varied and dynamic cultural identities, as well as their willingness to live together”.
The libraries involved (Europea in Piazza Fiume, Ennio Flaiano al Tufello, Pier Paolo Pasolini in Spinaceto, Enzo Tortora in Testaccio) will host four in-depth meetings. Below is the calendar:
Ennio Flaiano Library – Via Monte Ruggero, 39
3 November at 5.30 pm: Bangladesh: images and words
Meeting with Stefano Romano, photographer, and Sara Rossetti, migration expert. We will talk about Bangladesh and the immigration of the Bangladeshi community to Rome.
European Library – Via Savoia, 15
7 November at 5.30 pm: Afghanistan: images and words
Meeting with Morteza Khaleghi, artist of Afghan origin and Reza Heidari Shahbidak, Afghan photographer and educator. Afghanistan and immigration to Rome of the Afghan community are the topics covered.
Enzo Tortora Library – Via N. Zabaglia, 27b
8 November at 5.30 pm: KENE project: images and words
Meeting with Mohamed Keita, Ivorian photographer, founder of the KENE school and with Luca Attanasio, journalist and expert on migratory phenomena. Focus of the meeting is the KENE project and migratory phenomena.
Pier Paolo Pasolini Library – Viale Caduti per la Resistenza, 410 / A
18 November at 18.00: Mali: images and words
Meeting with Mohamed Keita, Ivorian photographer; Giovanni Boccardi, Conservative Architect, former UNESCO Official and Amedeo Siragusa, Pianoterra Onlus Foundation. We will talk about Africa, in particular Mali, immigration to Rome from African routes and the Unesco Djenné site.
For more details: https://www.palazzoesposizioni.it/; www.bibliotechediroma.it
Image: Rayhan Ahmed, Traditional rakher upobas festivalBangladesh
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In Rome, a photographic exhibition on the Protection of the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage