Leonardo

Leonardo da Vinci: Imagining Futures is a transdisciplinary initiative led by Ingrid Paoletti and Inanna Hamati-Ataya, developed with Marta D’Alessandro and gloknos's partners at the Material Balance Research Group and the Department of Architecture of the Politecnico di Milano.

The project launches in Milan in May 2019 at the start of Leonardo da Vinci's 500th anniversary commemoration, and moves to Cambridge in October 2019, before returning to Milan for its final activities.

Through Leonardo we aim to explore the structures and modalities of social innovation across expert knowledges, and the constitution and diffusion of technical imaginaries of the past and the future.

More information on the project and its events will be available here soon.

Leonardo da Vinci: Imagining Futures – Symposium 2019

25 October 2019 | Rooms SG1 & SG2, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT

Organisers: Inanna Hamati-Ataya (Cambridge) and Ingrid Paoletti (Milan).

Confirmed speakers include: Nicola Carniato (AKTII), Inanna Hamati-Ataya (University of Cambridge), Federico Leoni (Università di Verona), Alessandro Melis (University of Portsmouth), Ingrid Paoletti (Politecnico di Milano), François Penz (University of Cambridge).

This event is free to attend, but space will be limited. To register your interest, please email.

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You can also download the programme as a PDF.

Friday 25 October 2019

09:00-09:15

Registration

09:15-09:30

'Introductory Remarks: Imagining the Future with Leonardo'

Inanna Hamati-Ataya (University of Cambridge)

09:30-10:30

'Leonardo: A Technology of Nuance'

Federico Leoni (Università di Verona)

10:30-10:45

Break

10:45-11:45

'Beyond All Things: The Art of Leonardo da Vinci's Approach to Engineering'

Nicola Carniato (AKT-II)

11:45-12:00

Break

12:00-13:00

'The Da Vinci Flow'

Alessandro Melis (University of Portsmouth)

13:00-14:00

Lunch

14:00-15:00

'The Cultured Eye: From the Invention of Perspective to the Advent of the Anthropecene'

François Penz (University of Cambridge)

15:00-15:15

Break

15:15-16:15

'Designing Emergent Material Culture'

Ingrid Paoletti (Politecnico di Milano)

16:15-16:30

Break

16:30-17:00

'Concluding Remarks: da Vinci's Innovation Environment: Lessons for our Future'

Inanna Hamati-Ataya (University of Cambridge)

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Image: Leonardo da Vinci, sketch of a wing for flying machine. Public Domain.