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Water as hazard and water as heritage at Spazi Aperti exhibition in Rome
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  • Maria Bostenaru Dan,
  • Roxana Mihaly,
  • Maria Beatrice Andreucci,
  • Mirela Adriana Anghelache,
  • Gruia Badescu,
  • Ciprian Buzila,
  • Daniela Calciu,
  • Oana Diaconescu,
  • Anca Cezarina Fulger,
  • Mark Kelly,
  • Marina Mihaila,
  • Cristian Banica,
  • Mario Montopoli,
  • Beniamino Murgante,
  • Patricia Osmond,
  • Eva Pietroni,
  • Roxana Maria Triboi
Maria Bostenaru Dan
Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism

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Roxana Mihaly
University of Târgu Mures
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Maria Beatrice Andreucci
Sapienza University of Rome
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Mirela Adriana Anghelache
Institute of Geodynamics of the Romanian Academy
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Gruia Badescu
University of Konstanz
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Ciprian Buzila
Brown University
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Daniela Calciu
Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism
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Oana Diaconescu
Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism
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Anca Cezarina Fulger
Accademia di Romania
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Mark Kelly
British School in Rome
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Marina Mihaila
Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism
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Cristian Banica
Center of Studies of Contemporary Architecture
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Mario Montopoli
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Beniamino Murgante
University of Basilicata
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Patricia Osmond
Iowa State University
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Eva Pietroni
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Roxana Maria Triboi
Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism
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In the call of 2015, the European Geosciences Union funded the workshop “Water as hazard and water as heritage”, to take place in Rome in the consecutive year. The frame for the workshop was given by the “Spazi aperti” (=open spaces) event at the Accademia di Romania a Roma, where the convener (Maria Bostenaru Dan) was a fellow that time on a topic related to water and architecture. Spazi aperti XIV, the edition of 2016, was curated by Roxana Mihaly, former fellow of Accademia di Romania a Roma. The integration reached over the day of oral presentations, as posters of the workshop were displayed in frame of the exhibition in a creative way. Accademia di Romania a Roma opens in frame of Spazi aperti all its spaces, not only the conference room, and the posters were displayed in an underground corridor ending in spaces with related artistic works (for example the convener participated with an installation). The artists invited come from other foreign accademies in Rome, Rome being a city to be visited by scientists from humanities and artists since a number of centuries (“all ways lead to Rome”). This ensured international participation from Europe and beyond. The geosciences were also well represented, which enabled the dialogue between science and the arts. After the talks guided tours were organised to related exhibitions on water in related museums which emphasized the archaeology dimension. Apart of this event there were a number of scientific and musical events accompanying the exhibition, strenghening the dialogue. The event was part of the “month of international culture” in Rome, highly mediatised, and different of the exhibitions of just own fellows in other foreign academies. In 2018 the book was published and is subject of a poster in another session (EGU2019-2000) which all attendees are invited to see. More about the event can be followed on the webpage https://sites.google.com/site/egutopicalevent/