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San Donato in Novoli, an exhibition that tells about the transformation of the neighborhood – Kronaka

Florence, March 31, 2022 – AT A GLANCE San Donato Park “Captured” From the lenses of a pair of sunglasses, the Enrico Rigacci license plate reverberating on the rear-view mirror of a parked car, Piazza Ugo di Tuscanyin the heart of the San Donato district, can be seen through a glass of red wine.

titled Reflections of cultural heritage and urban planning there Photo gallery Opened this morning in the library oblate On the initiative of the Department of History, Archeology, Geography, Arts and EntertainmentUniversity of Florence In cooperation with the Municipality of Florence (via dell’Oriuolo, 24. Opening hours: Monday 2pm-7pm, Tuesday-Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 10am-7pm, closed on Sunday).

The exhibition – which continues in the nearby municipal historical archive via dell ‘Oriuolo 33/35 and will remain so Open to the public until April 21, One of the results of the European project for a period of three years deep cities which – which, From the mapping of materials (buildings, streets, monuments) to non-material transformations (social practices and perceptions of the community) From five districts in many big cities – Novoli San Donato in FlorenceAnd the Tukthusgården in Oslo (Norway), Woolwich in London (UK), Canongate in Edinburgh (UK), Sant Andreu de Palomar in Barcelona (Spain) – aims to restore a wealth of knowledge and social values ​​to public and private decision-makers – to examine … What must be preserved for the future of the city and its inhabitants.

The exhibition consists of ten pictures of different shapes that tell the urban transformation of the neighborhood and the perception of its community. The Novoli region has undergone rapid change, but has a history spanning a thousand years – explain exhibition curator Michele Nucciotti, Professor of Christian and Medieval Archeology at the University of Florence and Italian Scientific Director of the “Deep Cities” project -. The many physical traces of the past are hidden by urban transformations of different eras which, in addition to being of historical and tangible significance, represent the individual and collective values ​​that the exhibition aims to explain.”

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