Our Public Space Museum in Bologna

April 23, 2020
By City Space Architecture

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Museums have become key public spaces that, beyond hosting exhibitions promote debates and dynamic activities for wide variety of publics.

Judy Wajcman

Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE)

Interview available here

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The Public Space Museum is the first Italian research centre entirely dedicated to collaborative and transdisciplinary approach to public space practice, merging art and architecture into a complex new discipline. We have founded it in partnership with the Italian for-profit company Genius Saeculi, that is in charge to manage and develop any commercial activity that could arise from our non-profit mission.

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The Public Space Museum is an open environment, intended to host lectures, debates and exhibitions, workshops and laboratories, special events and art performances. It is a space for research activities and residency programs, for educational activities and high level meetings, community engagement, multicultural and intergenerational dialogues on public space, with a global perspective.

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The Public Space Museum is located in Bologna, in the Porto Saragozza neighbourhood, at the west end of via Saragozza, near to the well-known Arco del Meloncello, where the portico is leading up to the famous Sanctuary of San Luca, an historical landmark on top of a hill. The Municipality of Bologna has applied in 2019 for the UNESCO recognition of the 42 km of porticos, as relevant civic identity of the city, to be included in the World Heritage List.

The Public Space Museum is located in a quiet neighbourhood, very rich in terms of heritage and natural landscape, with several villas and public parks, such as the public Villa delle Rose, managed by the Museum of Modern Art (MAMbo); the public Villa Spada, owned by the Municipality; and the private Villa Benni, used for social gatherings and events. The Museum is at a walking distance of about twentyfive minutes from the main square Piazza Maggiore in the city centre.

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Public Space Museum

via Eugenio Curiel 13/d

40134 Bologna

ITALY

T/F +39 051 614 2934

info@cityspacearchitecture.org

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Press and commercial enquiries

For general enquiries please email info@genius-saeculi.com.

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