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From Galileo to Mars: Renaissance of the ArtSciences Symposium in Florence, Italy

Round Table discussion with Steven Brittan, Dava Newman, Nicole Stott, Giullermo Trotti, Vittorio Cafaggi, and Lia Halloran

On Saturday, November 12, SACI Studio Arts College International hosted the symposium From Galileo to Mars – Renaissance of the ArtSciences, a day dedicated to the developments in the relationship between arts and sciences, analyzed by distinguished guests such as the Deputy Administrator of NASA Dava Newman, NASA astronaut, engineer and artist Nicole Stott, Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli, architect and designer Guillermo Trotti, CEO of Dainese D-air Lab Vittorio Cafaggi, and artist and professor Lia Halloran.

The symposium was conceived and moderated by SACI President, Steve Brittan. More than 275 artists, designers, educators, scientists and others from Florence and beyond came to learn how artists and scientists can collaborate to make bold new discoveries.

The first part of the event, which was supported by the City of Florence, the Region of Tuscany, the US Consulate General Florence, and Dainese, was held at the Cinema Odeon at 9 am with greetings from the President of Florence’s Cultural Commission Maria Federica Giuliani on behalf of Florence Mayor Dario Nardella, Tuscan Regional Commissioner Stefano Ciuoffo and the U.S. Consul General in Florence Abigail M. Rupp, followed by presentations by world renowned scientists, artists, and designers, moderated by SACI President Steven Brittan.

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