Category Archives: International

BuioMetria Partecipativa published as a case study on Public Lab

Buiometria partecipativa (i.e. participatory night sky quality monitoring), which was started in 2008 as a citizen science project to raise awareness on light pollution, starting from the idea of two environmental engineers combined with the network of palla a 21 players as an initial base, and then grown over the years obtaining international recognition, has been recently re-published as a case study by Public Lab. This is an international association basesd in the USA with the mission of pursuing environmental justice through community science and open technology:

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Apr. 13, 2020:Participatory Geology project in time of Covid-19 | Italy

An article on Participatory Lithology for the Culture360 site of the Asia-Europe Foundation:

Note: the article was sent to ASEF on March 25, so it does not account for various developments occurred over the following couple of weeks, but it is perfect as an introduction.

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Lithology: Public and Geologists Collaborate (Science Connected, Apr. 13, 2020)

An article by Andrea Giacomelli (pseudonym used by Jack O’Malley when he plays as environmental engineer) about the Participatory Lithology project, written for Science Connected Magazine:

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Participatory Lithology presented on

S+T+ARTS is a European Union initiative focused on the promotion of projects where science, technology, and arts are integrated to raise awareness of the societal challenges and global concerns we are facing (see the site for details). published an article about participatory lithology, presenting it as ” a rocky initiative launched by network” (and with the Metalliferous Hills Jug Band side of our project we are honoured about the “rocky” reference).

The article is availavble from this link.

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#art&technology: The Metalliferous Hills Jug Band from Southern Tuscany (

An article written for the Asia-Europe Cultural Foundation by Jack O’Malley, setting the Metalliferous Hills Jug Band (i.e.Jug Band Colline Metallifere) in the “arts & technology” stream, and some personal anecdotes.

The article is available here.

For more information on the Jug Band Colline Metallifere (and to inquire for a performance): or (site in English, Italian, and German)

Nov. 21, 2018: brief Talk on bottom-up Activities at the Workshop on Citizen Science and Environmental Monitoring: Benefits and Challenges

A one-page presentation of the network activities, in particular with reference to the collaboration with the Farma Valley, Tuscany, communities and the Metalliferous Hills Jug Band was included in the scene setting presentations of a workshop on Citizen Science and Environmental Monitoring: Benefits and Challenges held on Nov. 21-22 at the Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Italy.

You will find the slide at the end of a long but interesting series on this page, or -if you are in a hurry- in the screenshot below. You may also check out the 2018 activity summary (4-page PDF), if you would like to learn more.

Thanks again to Marina Manzoni for the invitation.