The Republic of San Marino by cse17435


									Official participation of the Republic of San Marino

                      The Republic of San Marino
                      Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
                      Secretary of State for Education and Culture, the University and Social Affairs

                      San Marino Foundation Cassa di Risparmio - SUMS
                      UNESCO – Standing Delegation of the Republic of San Marino
                      Soroptimist Club of Kigali (SI-Kigali - SI-Kigali Etoile)
                      Soroptimist Club of San Marino
                      University of the Republic of San Marino
                      Venice Iuav University
                      Center of studies and design for the innovation in the countries of the south of the

                      Official Participation at the 11th International Exhibit of Architecture:
                      Out there. Architecture BeyOnd Building
                      La Biennale di Venezia
                      September, 14th / November, 23rd 2008

                      SOUTH OUT THERE
                      Projects for the south of the world: water, hygiene and health.

                      Exhibition location       UNESCO
                                                Regional Bureau for Science & Culture in Europe
                                                Palazzo Zorzi – 4930 Castello, Venice, Italy

                      Commissioner              Leo Marino Morganti

                      Curator                   Gaddo Morpurgo

                      Organization              Edith Tamagnini, Lorenza Mel,
                      Committee                 Maria Alessandra Albertini, Sabrina Zangoli

                      Scientific Committee      Massimo Brignoni, Filippo Mastinu, Raul Pantaleo,
                                                Riccardo Varini, Marco Zito

                      Exhibit arrangements      Dario Scodeller (archiroom associati)

                      Graphic Design            Francesco Messina, Carlo Rossolini

                      Organization              Mauro Paialunga
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                      Out there?
                      There is a need out there to invert the logic of the world of Design that essentially
                      focuses on only 10% of the world’s population, without considering the other
                      90%: 5 billion 800 million people who have no access to that which we consider
                      normal: a house, clean water, and food.
                      With the results of the international conference Design, beyond the borders of
                      development, organised in September of 2007 at the University of San Marino’s
                      department of Industrial Design, on the occasion of the first San Marino Design
                      week, an exhibit was presented showing a selection of recently developed design
                      projects that give concrete solutions to problems of various areas in the south of
                      the world.
                      A few of the projects that stood out are: the Heart Surgery Centre Salam realized
                      by Emergency in Sudan, and various projects of design for the transportation and
                      depuration of water such as: the WaterCone by Stephan Augustin, the Solar Bottle
                      by Alberto Meda and Francisco Gomez Paz, the Q Drum designed by Hendrikse,
                      the Hippo water-roller designed by Grant Gibbs, etc.

                      The exhibit was completed with a selection of experimental projects that were
                      created at the laboratories and didactic workshops held at the University of the
                      Republic of San Marino and the IUAV Architecture University in Venice, which
                      dealt with the problems of depuration and transportation of water and the
                      improvement of hygienic conditions in Africa. On these themes, the University
                      of San Marino set forth a program of international design laboratories that, in
                      coordination with the Centre of studies and projects on innovation in the Southern
                      Hemisphere, are to be realised in different countries of this geographic area.
                      The first laboratory, atelier RWANDA, “Laboratoire de recherche et de projets
                      d’innovation de design en Afrique” was constituted at the Centre d’accueil et de
                      formation “San Marco” a Kanombe (Kigali) Rwanda, in collaboration with the
                      two Soroptimist club of Kigali (SI-Kigali and SI-Kigali Etolie) and the
                      Soroptimist club of San Marino.
                      The atelier RWANDA focuses on the transfer of effective technology and design,
                      for a valorization of natural materials that are available in the various regions of

                      The exhibit, which signals the return of the Republic of San Marino to the
                      Biennial of Venice, aims to demonstrate how even a “small State” can
                      constructively contribute through reflection and intervention on the great
                      problems that affect the populations of vast parts of the earth.
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                      it is with sincere pride And greAt sAtisfActiOn thAt the re-
                      puBlic Of sAn MArinO pArticipAtes Once AgAin in the AMple
                      venue Of Art, culture, reseArch And innOvAtiOn Of the Bien-
                      niAl Of venice.
                      The concurrence of this participation and its debut with the influential review of
                      architecture, dedicating studies and projects to the world’s Southern Hemisphere,
                      which struggles to free itself from the endemic afflictions of poverty and lack of
                      structures and services that are necessary for survival, is a timely one deserving
                      the utmost consideration.
                      San Marino plants its roots in the spirit of solidarity and mutual understanding and
                      is today, more than ever, a promoter and active part of numerous interventions of
                      concrete solidarity towards underdeveloped realities that strongly require forms of
                      international cooperation, tied not only to subsistence, but also to precise projects
                      of progressive social and economic development.
                      Now is the occasion for international laboratories of design to take on a signifi-
                      cance and values that go beyond the project-design in order to achieve a true
                      cooperation for development, as a social-humanitarian cause that the Republic of
                      San Marino deems of imperative importance.
                      The Atelier Rwanda is a tangible demonstration of such endeavours, and the
                      forms of interaction between public and private offices in San Marino with lo-
                      cal realities are the demonstration of that will to export science and culture, in a
                      non-imposing manner, keeping compatible and respectful of local identities, its
                      peculiarities and operative capabilities.
                      A special thanks goes to those who have understood these endeavours and trans-
                      lated them into effective opportunities for the Republic, which is opening a presti-
                      gious international venue of great quality and value.

                      Fiorenzo Stolfi
                      Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
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                      After twenty-twO yeArs Of ABsence, the repuBlic Of sAn
                      MArinO returns tO the venice BienniAl with An Active pAr-
                      ticipAtiOn Of greAt significAnce At the exhiBitiOn sOuth Out
                      there, prOjects fOr cOuntries Of the wOrld’s sOuth: wAter,
                      hygiene And heAlth, representing the culturAl identity Of
                      this sMAll stAte, its ideAl vAlues, And its cApAcity tO MeA-
                      sure itself And cOnfrOnt the greAt dileMMAs Of Our cur-
                      rent tiMes.
                      The event presents a convergence of actions of the many people involved with
                      the “atelier Rwanda” project, shown at this edition of the Venice Biennial as a
                      concrete perspective of international cooperation, of which the exhibit constitutes
                      the second phase, following the institution of the Centre for Studies and Projects
                      of Innovation in Countries of the World’s South.
                      The program proposes the realization of a place for European competencies in
                      project-design to respond to the needs of African countries, attempting to miti-
                      gate the intolerable disparity caused by a selfish asymmetric management of the
                      processes of globalization.
                      The exhibit will show the first results of the work conducted during the courses
                      of the Industrial Design department at San Marino, where teaching encounters
                      research, experiences and ideas, demonstrating how even a newly formed Univer-
                      sity like ours can work as the driving force of important processes. Our presence
                      at the Biennial of Architecture is also an occasion to develop relations between
                      the IUAV University and our Campus in San Marino; the Centre for Studies and
                      Projects of Innovation in Countries of the World’s South in fact opens a new
                      season for research and for ethical and aesthetic recognition, which we hope can
                      be useful for redefining policies that are finally capable of resolving problems
                      and harvesting the interdependence of the South’s development along with the
                      The IUAV of Venice will host this research activity at the palace of Ca’Tron,
                      located on the Grand Canal, which will become the representational seat, as the
                      “Fondaco of San Marino” over the coming years.
                      In keeping with the Venetian tradition, as Ennio Concina reminds us, the fondaci
                      were once places where “the movement and deposits of merchants with foreign
                      faces and local cultural customs, who brought the wealth and opulence of their
                      countries, with silver from the north and gold from the south, along with the rules
                      and laws of their trade…” At the Fondaci of San Marino, we will present the ideas
                      and projects from a small but proud State with a long and important history.

                      Francesca Michelotti
                      Secretary of State for Education, Culture,University and Social Affairs of San
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                                   sOuth. Out there.
                                   Projects for the world’s south of the world: water, hygiene and health.
                                   San Marino is part of a world which, because of its advantageous conditions of
                                   wealth, can put forth its knowledge and experience to create tools providing a dig-
                                   nity of life to those populations that do not have such means, due to the fact that
                                   they are often defrauded of their own natural and material resources.
                                   This all occurs within a tradition of solidarity in a country that, despite its modest
                                   size, has oftentimes offered hospitality to persecuted politicians and refugees. It is
                                   a country that, during the Second World War, opened its borders to tens of thou-
                                   sands of evacuees, to nourish them and share in their difficulties. And it was this
                                   small country that, back in 1848, abolished capital punishment and, in the 1980’s,
                                   drafted the first promulgation for a ‘rights to solidarity’ charter.
                                   Similar acts in a country’s culture constitute the basis for a wide spread humani-
National Commissioner              tarian sentiment, even when the emergencies seem insurmountable and extend
Leo Marino Morganti                themselves far beyond natural borders.
                                   From this background stems the “art of creating” (ideas, projects, works, objects)
                                   with aims that point more towards a prompt ethical dimension.
                                   Today globalized languages such as architecture (in the shadow of an internation-
                                   al style, where architects of a star system, unmindful of the more authentic aspects
                                   enunciated by the “modern movement” often create the “very same” project for
                                   Dubai that they would for New York) or industrial design (which seems to have
                                   lost its features of essentiality, reproducibility, and accessibility, which were so
                                   well articulated at the turn of the 20th century, from the Arts and Crafts move-
                                   ment to Bauhaus and from Morris to Gropius) mainly tend to satisfy the needs
                                   that are instated or to create objects for those who have it all, rather than people
                                   who need to respond to emergencies or needs of other parts of the world that
                                   make up the preponderant population of the planet.
                                   The work being produced at the Course of studies in Industrial Design at the Uni-
                                   versity of San Marino instead aims to generate active and effective strategies in
                                   order to recognise and concretely respond to the requests for the fundamental and
                                   elementary rights for that part of humanity.
                                   Our presence in an international scenario, like the Venice Biennial, allows our
                                   country to present a number of projects that were envisaged for the world’s South-
                                   ern Hemisphere, as the fruits of the collaborations and studies that developed
                                   during the course work at the University, following the first conference on “design
                                   beyond the borders of development” held in 2007.
                                   This is all in line with the theme proposed posed by Aaron Betsky, director of
                                   the 11th Biennial which will open this September, where architecture is no longer
                                   (and not only) intended as a defined space, but as a project in becoming; conceiv-
                                   ing of architecture does not exhaust itself with the construction, it goes beyond
                                   the architectonic object: Out There. Architecture Beyond Building. The theory,
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                      analysis and criticism ultimately allow for a re-acquiring of the ethical aspects of
                      the art of creating, the ποίησις, as the ancient greeks said, which include the beau-
                      tiful and the good, while leading us to question the utility of man’s work, or else it
                      recuperates the aesthetic and ethical nature together.
                      To create architecture is not only a pure and simple construction of smaller or
                      larger objects. In creating architecture, one must comprehend the essence and the
                      reason for which objects are constructed. Developing design-plan that are outside
                      the rules of fashion (those market-oriented fashions that push for the production
                      of ephemeral objects) brings to mind the platonic precept which, in the dialectics
                      between the beautiful and the good (καλός καì αγαθός) does not see any con-
                      tradiction or negation of one category in the other. This calls for a re-reading of
                      Vitruvian rigor, which establishes a series of basic principles of creating archi-
                      tecture as a convergence of ratio firmitatis, utilitatis, venustatis, and views the
                      ethical result (εθικός), according to the rule, and the aesthetic (αισθητικός) that is
                      perceivable in the architectural project. Furthermore, it also recalls the traditions
                      of western thought, from Aristotle to Kant, where science and conscience are
                      indissoluble constants for the history and future of humanity.
                      Therefore, creating project-designs outside and beyond short-lived trends, in-
                      volves a daily reference to the ethos, rules of life, needs, and recognition of the
                      fundamental rights of each and every human being.
                      Art, science, technique and technology find their reason for being as instruments
                      to serve man.
                      And San Marino aims to provide its contribution in this direction. The school of
                      Design, as an answer to the theme selected by Aaron Betsky, presents the exhibit
                      SOUTH. OUT THERE. Projects for the Southern Hemisphere: water, hygiene
                      and health.
                      Recent products were conceived and oriented towards the “beyond” and the “out-
                      side”, for those who do not have the sufficient resources to autonomously produce
                      and conceive of such benefits.
                      A solid group of artists, architects and designers, involved with the school of De-
                      sign at the University of San Marino, has chosen to work for this objective.
                      What is now needed are in-depth studies, ad adequate economy and cultural
                      exchange. Since the ideas, the projects, the works and object will not come from
                      above, they must be made together with those people who will later use them and
                      perhaps eventually validate their contents and results, and therefore even further
                      develop them if necessary.

                      continuity with the Past
                      Already in 1986, on the occasion of the Venice Biennale, the Republic of San
                      Marino proposed a project called il Santachiara. Even then, it was a matter of
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                      thinking about our future, and about the role of a small State with all its character-
                      istics of autonomy and independence.
                      In the following years, il Santachiara took shape at the University of San Marino
                      which, through the school of Design, in 2008, is once again proposing at the Ven-
                      ice Biennial, other projects that can still be included in that path of cultural growth
                      and development that is greatly needed by out country.
                      The presence in Venice of the Republic of San Marino at the 11th international
                      exhibit of architecture, therefore takes on the precise meaning that will hopefully
                      lead to a positive re-launching of the country’s image and its effective potential,
                      within an international context, in favor of those who have not yet emerged from
                      their state of difficulty and existential predicaments.

                      an hyPothesis for the future
                      In addition to contributing to making the rights of solidarity more concrete, an-
                      other role that our country is authorized to exercise is to act as mediators of Peace.
                      The creation of an observatory for Peace, could in fact be a future theme for San
                      Marino to develop in the case of its possible presence within an international con-
                      text such as the one offered today by the Venice Biennale.
                      The Republic of San Marino has banished war for many centuries; and it can
                      proudly point out its sure signs of civilization, such as the abolition of capital
                      punishment, established in 1848, having the ample foresight and preceding many
                      other small States of the Italian peninsula (San Marino being the only remaining
                      Republic) as well as other States of Europe or America. Furthermore, it was the
                      Republic of San Marino that instituted an international society for Peace back in
                      To work in this direction can bring about results of higher moral values. To make
                      this place a reference point, from where violent aggressions and war as means to
                      resolve international conflicts can be banished, can constitute the key future steps
                      to opening up a small State that does not deserve to be frequently assailed by
                      those who only use it for material advantages and supremacy.
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                                    Atelier RWANDA
                                    returning with a more amPle vision.
                                    “A centre for cultural production at the heart of the San Marino can be an important
                                    and obtainable objective, for a micro-nation that wants to maintain its active role in
                                    This was written in 1986 by Fausta Morganti, the appointed deputy of culture for the
                                    Republic of San Marino, in presenting the Santachiara project at the Venice Biennale.
                                    22 years later, the Republic of San Marino returns to present an exposition at the
                                    Biennale of Venice with an exhibit conceived and realised in those very spaces of
                                    the Santa Chiara Monastery, which, in the meantime, has become the main seat for
                                    the Department of Industrial Design at the University of San Marino.
                                    In this time period, the Monastery underwent a full restoration, employing great at-
                                    tention and skills to the project, and even if the project for a Foundation, conceived
The curator                         by Giulio Carlo Argan and Enzo Mari, was not completed, the building is now
Gaddo Morpurgo                      frequented daily by young people who use its spaces to work and study and realise
                                    their dreams for the future.
                                    It is encouraging that the project work presented at the 1986 Biennale was developed in
                                    the same place that today produces an exhibit focusing on the condition of populations
                                    in the South of the world. In addition to demonstrating that a “goal” was effectively
                                    obtained, the place also indicates a community that, instead of closing itself off in
                                    contemplation of its own history, finds its own strengths in the specificity of its history;
                                    and through its autonomy and freedom, it assumes a sense of responsibility in directing
                                    attention to the problems of other communities.
                                    The return of the Republic of San Marino to the Venice Biennale is therefore marked by
                                    a strong analogy of the two cities, which is made manifest in this occasion for exposition.
                                    In both cases, attention is focused on a cultural objective, a “project”, and the
                                    “exhibited objects” or “works”, are the pure exemplification of a know-how, having
                                    extensive qualifications and parameters that cannot be reduced to mere aesthetic
                                    This is how the project (or desire?) came about for a place where people could meet
                                    to reflect upon the ‘culture of a territory’ (an emblematic expression in those years).
                                    It is a no less important fact that the project for a boarding house had such a central
                                    role to the project, demonstrating significant attention towards the necessity to slow
                                    down the pace and invest more in spending time together, to eat, sleep and share ex-
                                    periences… as the sole antidote against the frenzied consumerism that surrounds us.
                                    Today, we can present a place that already exists and functions, atelier RWANDA,
                                    which gives us the occasion for unifying two, or maybe more, parallel stories that
                                    travel side by side.

                                    the first story
                                    Close to Kigali, the capital city of the Rwanda, which the Northern of the world remem-
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                      bers (or has forgotten) for the genocide that took place, for which it acted as a more or
                      less distracted observer, rather than for the green hills there described by Hemingway.
                      Close to Kigali, the Soroptmist realised the “San Marco” Centre d’accueil et de forma-
                      tion. In this case, the term ‘realised’ takes on the full significance of its meaning.
                      The land was purchased, a project completed, buildings built to teach children,
                      homes to house widows, as well as other structures to host the future students and
                      people who can benefit from the activities that are organised.
                      Already today, there are forty children there who enjoy the same privileges that our chil-
                      dren once had when, in waiting to start grade-school, they could attend some of the mu-
                      nicipal pre-school kindergarten centres, which our wealthy society no longer provides.
                      It is the Soroptimist club in San Marino that significantly contributed to realising
                      the San Marco Centre along with the Kigali club, and it is through their continued
                      efforts that such a reality can grow and attain its full potential.
                      Some of the “women” of the San Marino club came to the University to ask me if
                      we could help them with a project for Rwanda.
                      The problem was this: the traditional “agaseks k’uruhindu” working style for basket
                      weaving risked being lost due to its time-consuming efforts with very little com-
                      It was easier to make more simple objects in a globalized market of ethnic artisan goods.
                      What was a possible solution?

                      the second story
                      From when the formation of Design, at least in Italy, started to break from the mar-
                      ginalisation that Architecture schools assigned to it and develop in full autonomy
                      at the University departments of Industrial Design, there started to be a gradual but
                      inexorable non-complicated closing of the protection of “made in Italy”.
                      This all happened while the University conceded to a bipartisan reform for 3+2
                      year programs, a bureaucratic formula with the purpose of demonstrating that it
                      was capable of producing more University graduates. It also proved to be a useful
                      academic opportunity to multiply courses and departments, diversifying the non-ex-
                      pandable and specializing beyond reason.
                      The results?
                      The teaching of Design as a field of study for the preparation of presumed profes-
                      sionals who were recruited with slogans such as: “if you’re creative, you’ll be
                      able to design a lamp or a bench” – “you’ll become a designer, living off royal-
                      ties, and during the trade fairs, your name and face will be printed all over the
                      glossy pages of trendy magazines”.
                      In opposition to this trend, for the past twenty years, we have worked on other things,
                      convinced that our projects (for which design is, and remains, only one component) can
                      also focus on problems that continue to be in need of solutions all over the world.
                      We work with design in and for the world’s Southern Hemisphere, or more precisely for
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                      the transfer of appropriate technologies and design and the evaluation of natural materials.

                      The atelier RWANDA
                      Some believe that it is “karma” which determines our encounters. Others, with
                      whom I rather agree, remind us instead that it is the growth of singular personal
                      histories, making up the cultural paths, which, through our travels and stratifica-
                      tion of attainable goals, determines our encounters.
                      The meeting of two stories brought about the realisation of atelier RWANDA, a
                      Laboratory for the transfer of appropriate technologies and design and the valo-
                      risation of natural materials that are present in the various regions of Africa. The
                      University of San Marino, through the Research Centre of Projects and Innovation
                      in the South of the world, is to invest its cultural resources in organising intern-
                      ships for students who will complete a Masters course in Design for the Southern
                      Hemisphere and experiment possible solutions to old important problems like
                      building stable homes and obtaining drinkable water.

                      The exhibit, organised in occasion of the 11th International Exhibit of Architec-
                      ture at the Venice Biennale, presents a few fragments (projects or prototypes?)
                      from this active research path.
                      This all has to do with the theme that Aaron Betsky set for this year’s appointment
                      at the Biennale: Out There: Architecture Beyond Building?
                      Even if the themes are generally just pretexts, for groups to consider while exhib-
                      iting themselves, our presentation pertains particularly to the theme.
                      If architecture, as Betsky writes, “is everything that makes us feel ‘at home’ in the
                      world”, then our presentation truly applies.
                      If “we need an architecture that questions reality”, our work does just that.
                      If the challenge of the 11th International Exhibit of Architecture” is to “adopt and
                      encourage experimentation regarding impermanent structures, visions of other
                      worlds or tangible proof of a better world” we can affirm, without false preten-
                      sion, that we have taken on this challenge.
                      If there is something different, in the participation of the Republic of San Marino,
                      regarding the Biennale’s program theme, it is not in the fact that we deal more
                      with design than with architecture, but perhaps that we are facing problems of
                      African countries in an exhibit that is still Northern-world-centric, where, except
                      for the case of Egypt, no other nation of the African continent is represented.

                      In order to exist, stories must be the fruits of encounters, people, friendships and ideas.
                      In this story, there are a great number of people encountered to proceed on towards an
                      We should thank all of them, but for all of them, I thank these six women: Bettina,
                      Francesca, Itala, Maria Grazia, Scolastica and, obviously, Cristina.
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                                       the suMs sAn MArinO ‘cAssA di rispArMiO’ BAnk fOundA-
                                       tiOn, Once AgAin,
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                                       within An internAtiOnAl scenAriO Of culture.
                                       In this specific case, we are particularly proud to play a significant part in supporting
                                       an event that considers our country for bringing forth the knowledge and experience
                                       of projects that deal with serious problems, such as “the purification and transport
                                       of water and the improvement of hygienic conditions” for populations in the world’s
                                       South of the world, and those multitudes of people who suffer daily due to a lack of
                                       elementary means of sustenance.
Giovanni Galassi                       Our presence at an international venue of great relevance such as the Biennale
President of the San Marino            of Venice, with a presentation of ideas and projects developed in San Marino, or
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                                       conceived of by people who view San Marino as a point of reference for the advancing
                                       of their ideas, is certainly an accomplishment that gives our country great satisfaction.
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                            Opere espOste

                            heart surgery centre salam (2004-2007)
                            Federal Republic of Sudan – City of Khartoum

                            Customer:                Emergency onlus – ngo
                            Coordination:            Rossella Miccio, Pietro Parrino
                            First project:           Emiliano Cinelli, Fabrizio Fasano, Andrea Ciolli,
                                                     Abele Ferro, Ennio Rigamonti
                            Architectural project:   Tamassociati – Raul Pantaleo, Massimo Lepore,
                                                     Simona Sfriso, Sebastiano Crescini

                            Q- drum (1993)

                            function:        Rolling tank for water transportation
                            designer:        Pieter Hendrikse & Hans Hendrikse
                            city:            Pietersburg
                            nation:          South Africa
                            produced by:     Q Drum (Pty) Ltd
                                             Kaymac Rotomoulders and Pioneer Plastics

                            hiPPo water roller (2007)

                            function:        Rolling tank for water transportation
                            designer:        Imvubu Projects
                            nation:          South Africa
                            produced by:     Imvubu Projects cc (Fourways, Sud Africa)
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                            rototanica (2007)

                            function:       Rolling tank for water transportation
                            designer:       Stefano Giunta, Francesco Anderlini
                            city:           Genova
                            nation:         Italy

                            lifestraw (2005)

                            function:       Filter - portable water depurator
                            designer:       Torben Vestergaard Frandsen
                            city:           Kolding
                            nation:         Danimarca
                            produced by:    Vestergaard Frandsen - Cina – Svizzera

                            lifestraw family (2005)

                            function:       Filter - half-portable water depurator
                            designer:       Torben Vestergaard Frandsen
                            city:           Kolding
                            nation:         Danimarca
                            produced by:    Vestergaard Frandsen - Cina – Svizzera
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                            watercone (2002)

                            function:       Desalinator and water purifier
                            designer:       Stephan Augustin
                            city:           Monaco di Baviera
                            nation:         Germania

                            solar Bottle (2006)

                            function:       Portable water depurator
                            designer:       Alberto Meda, Francisco Gomez Paz
                            city:           Milano, Salta
                            nation:         Italy, Argentina

                            uv amPlifier (2007)

                            function:       UV ray amplifier for SoDis water depuration
                            designer:       Lorenzo Antonini, Lanfranco Pignatta
                            city:           San Marino
                            nation:         Republic of San Marino
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                            rolli (2008)

                            function:       Means of transportation obtained in re-using the bases of
                            designer:       Cristian Cicchiné
                            city:           Fermo (AP)
                            nation:         Italy

                            revolution Q (2008)

                            function:       Wheel for trasportation of tanks
                            designer:       Tiziano Maffione
                            city:           Montebelluna (TV)
                            nation:         Italy

                            tank u (2008)

                            function:       Universal tank for water transportation by bicycle
                            designer:       Alessio De Luca, Elena Ferrato
                            city:           Costa di Rovigo (RO), Padova
                            nation:         Italy
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                            rugiaPet (2008)

                            function:       System for the recovery of drinkable water from dew
                            designer:       Tommaso D’Olivo
                            city:           Udine
                            nation:         Italy

                            steamPot (2008)

                            function:       Universal ceramic pot cover - water collector from cooking
                            designer:       Chiara Bertolin, Giulia Orlando
                            city:           Marostica (VI)
                            nation:         Italy

                            water Plus (2008)

                            function:       Autonomous washer sink
                            designer:       Andrea Chiurato, Martino Guadalupi
                            city:           Bassano del Grappa (VI), Tolmezzo (UD)
                            nation:         Italy
Official participation of the Republic of San Marino

                            dry Bathrooms (2008)

                            function:       Automated dry bathroom system
                            designer:       Claudia Ponchia with Mauro Paialunga
                            city:           Senigallia (AN), Padova
                            nation:         Italy

                            local PortaBle chemical toilets (2008)

                            function:       Local portable chemical toilets made using local materials
                                            and technology
                            designer:       Mario Mastropietro with Mauro Paialunga
                            city:           Senigallia (AN), Conegliano (TV)
                            nation:         Italy

                            thirtyvalmara (2008)

                            designer:       Gaddo Morpurgo
                            city:           Trieste
                            nation:         Italy
            Official participation of the Republic of San Marino

site of exPosition
UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science & Culture in Europe
Palazzo zorzi – 4930 castello, venice, italy
Official participation of the Republic of San Marino

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                                                                                                                     Official participation of the Republic of San Marino

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Official participation of the Republic of San Marino

                                        The Republic of San Marino
                                        Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
                                        Secretary of State for Education and Culture, the University and Social Affairs

                                        San Marino Foundation Cassa di Risparmio - SUMS
                                        UNESCO – Standing Delegation of the Republic of San Marino
                                        Soroptimist Club of Kigali (SI-Kigali - SI-Kigali Etoile)
                                        Soroptimist Club of San Marino
                                        University of the Republic of San Marino
                                        Venice Iuav University
                                        Center of studies and design for the innovation in the countries of the south of the world

                                        SOUTH OUT THERE
                                        Projects for the south of the world: water, hygiene and health.
                                        14 settembre / 23 novembre 2008

                                        sites Of expOsitiOn:

                                        Regional Bureau for Science & Culture in Europe
                                        Palazzo Zorzi – 4930 Castello

                                        from september, 12th to november, 23rd
                                        mon-sun: 11.00 – 17.00
                                        closed: october, 18th - 19th
                                                 october, 25th - 26th
                                                 november, 15th - 16th

                                        LABORATORIO 2729
                                        Calle lunga san Barnaba Dorsoduro 2729

                                        september 11th - 18th

                                        mon-fry: 10.00 – 13.00 / 15.00 - 17.30
                                        sat-sun: 10.00 – 13.00 / 15.00 - 18.00

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