(ANSA) – MILAN, JUL 15 – In 2022, the centenary of the birth of Margherita Hack, astrophysicist, academic and scientific popularizer, will occur and Milan will dedicate a statue to her that will be the first dedicated to a woman on public land in the city.
The initiative is conceived and promoted by the Deloitte Foundation, in co-planning with Casa degli Artisti and is supported by the Municipality of Milan. The project for the construction of the work, which will be inaugurated in the spring of 2022, has already started. Casa degli Artisti is inviting a selected group of Italian and international artists to participate in the competition of ideas and the winning project will be selected by a jury of experts and experts in the course of next autumn.
The winning artist will be in residence at Casa degli Artisti, which will provide her with the necessary support for the realization of the work. Finally, the sculpture will be donated to the Municipality of Milan and the Deloitte Foundation will take care of the maintenance for the years to come. “This administration has always been committed, on various fronts, from art to science, from toponymy to sport, in the recognition of the multifaceted female talent: a commitment that concerns the history, present and future of our communities”, commented. ‘Councilor for Culture of the Municipality of Milan, Filippo Del Corno.
“I am sure that this is only the beginning of a long series of positive actions – concluded the municipal councilor of the Democratic Party, Angelica Vasile, promoter of the motion that asked for the naming of statues to female figures in the city, given their absence. – because a more just and equitable society also passes from the recognition of the great contribution of women to science, art, history, literature, and also to the conquest of democracy in our country “. (HANDLE).
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