Experiments with natural stone in universities, curated by Raffaello Galiotto and Vincenzo Pavan
Within the scope of cultural events at Marmomac 2018, an exhibition will be presented focusing on educational and research experiences involving experiments with the use of stone materials carried out by Departments of Architecture and Design in Italian Universities in collaboration with companies and vocational and art schools.
The Young Stone Project exhibition will be set up in a dedicated area outside of Hall 1 at Veronafiere. It will host objects and prototypes in stone produced in the course of research projects developed as part of the design courses at universities already involved for some years in educational spheres and various course and doctorate research levels dealing with design using stone materials.
The exhibition brings together products developed through research at five universities: Bar Polytechnic University, Department of Architecture; University of Pescara, Department of Architecture; University of Rome La Sapienza, Department of Civil Construction Engineering; University of Ferrara – Department of Architecture; Cignaroli Academy of Fine Arts in Verona; in collaboration with the San Zeno School in the Marble Sector in Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella and the Construction & Building School in Verona.
The event was made possible thanks to the support and collaboration of numerous Italian companies in the marble and processing machinery sectors. These companies will implement the projects developed by these students in prototype form, which will then be exhibited at Marmomac.
The link between universities and local areas functions very well in the stone industry thanks to the initiative by a group of architects and designers who are not only keen to include these materials in their courses but above all expand the interest shown by many companies in relation to university research, to the extent of involving them enthusiastically in this exchange of knowledge.