Curated by: Viviana Panaccia
From May 16, the exhibition "Fragility and Beauty" - Taking the pulse of our planet from space " , promoted by the European Space Agency (ESA) and in collaboration with the Italian Space Agency ( ASI) , which will propose the most recent images of the Earth taken by satellites in a new exhibition.
The exhibition, curated by Viviana Panaccia, aims to create a link between scientific research, space technology and the public on the subject of climate change and sustainable development, their impact on terrestrial ecosystems and the consequences on the future of the planet.
The increasingly precise vision of the satellites is the undisputed protagonist of the exhibition. Through the new images, the visitor will be able to embark on a journey that will lead him to explore the most extraordinary and remote places on Earth , and will be able to “touch” the most evident and least known aspects relating to the environment and climate change.
Satellites , irreplaceable tools for diagnosing these changes, send us a cry of alarm about the fragility and vulnerability of our planet: frequent increasingly extreme climatic phenomena, polar ice caps melting, rising temperatures and consequent drying up, lack of access to drinking water for many populations.
The exhibition itinerary starts from an examination of the rapid growth of the world population and shows the regions and megalopolises in which it will be most supported in the coming years. With the help of a touch table it will be possible to see in detail the impacts of the overcrowding of the planet on its ecosystems , both regarding the exploitation of natural resources (water, forests, agricultural land) and the release of waste and greenhouse gas emissions.
It will be possible to know the state of the polar ice caps, the melting processes of the ice and the state of the oceans . The exhibition itinerary ends with a look at the contribution that satellites can provide for the achievement of some of the main sustainable development goals - SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) set by the United Nations for 2030 .
The exhibition makes use of images and multimedia installations of great suggestion and visual impact, which intend to underline the need for a change of course in human development processes, for sustainable growth that meets his needs without compromising the future of new generations. A video installation, inspired by the television series “One Strange Rock” and signed by Darrel Aronofsky for National Geographic , will offer the opportunity to reflect on the future of our planet.