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Presentation of the pibinko.org Network in Brussels (May 22, 2019): How did it go?

Last Wednesday, after close-of-business on a workshop for research ethics in the Internet sector, I had the possibility of organizing a brief yet intense presentation of the pibinko.org network at Piola Libry, in Brussels, Belgium.

This followed our participation in early April to the final conference of the DITOs project, and various on- and off-line meetings where the pibinko.org network, and especially its Metalliferous Hills Jug Band version, is active on the topic of participatory investigation and community engagement.

More in general, this event was part of our line of Spring situations, which you find gradually announced on pibinko.org/calendar, and then documented more in detail on http://www.pibinko.org/notizie

A moment of the showcase-symposium-tasting event at Piola Libri.
The “experiential geographic information system” set up by pibinko for the event: this included maps of the area of interest at various scales, objects, news, and typical products, all inter-related.
A detail of the items related to the maps

More or less from left to right:

  1. A Tattistampa” business card (hand made)
  2. The Langscape article on ten years of open innovation in the Farma Valley, triggered by the palla a 21 mission to Chicago
  3. A palla a 21 o palla eh! ball
  4. Drum brushes to play with the Jug Band dalle Colline Metallifere (Metalliferous Hills Jug Band)
  5. Chioccolo built by Edo Giacomelli in the Seventies in Ribolla (Southern Tuscany)
  6. Poster for the geomusical tour of the JBCM in Germany, via Politecnico di MilanoManifesto della tournée geomusicale della Jug Band dalle Colline Metallifere in Germania via Politecnico di Milano
  7. Anoter palla a 21/palla eh! ball
  8. A buiometria partecipativa sticker
  9. Giù la testa CD by Etruschi from Lakota
  10. Mechanical parts produced by the BM factory in Torniella
  11. buiometro (sky quality meter)
  12. ruler
  13. book on Monte Cassino
  14. book on Woody Guthrie (from which Dario Canal and Mirio Tozzini produced a musical reading)
  15. shaker
  16. apricot juice by Bartoli Loriano
  17. aubergine cream with chili pepper by Bartoli Loriano
  18. article on the export version of the Farma Valley Winter Fest in Florence
  19. article on the Third Farma Valley Winter Fest
  20. Poster for the event with Politecnico di Milano in the Farma Valley (May 11, 2019)
  21. Farma Valley Community map, version 3

Not in the picture:

  1. A “panforte” (medieval cake from Siena, used to demonstrate an ancient game, andh then gobbled up by the players)
  2. Cavallucci (another medieval biscuit from the Siena area)
  3. Salame with Porcino mushroom, from Boccheggiano
  4. Pecorino cheese from Massa Marittima
  5. Less local pecorino cheese (but produced near our area)
  6. White Léllero (vermentino az. Bartoli Loriano)

It is interesting to note the evolution of the “catalog” from one event to the other (check out here what we presented in Florence at the end of February).

Putting together the map base and the thematic data, plus the personal background of the participants, we were able to draw an interesting picture, ranging from the definition of “Maremma” , to the role of Polish troops during the Monte Cassino operation, to ancient games and state-of-the-art environmental monitoring. We also had a surprise ending with some Sicilian flair.

For the musical part, in the absence of instruments, and not wanting to delve into body percussion, we showed some videos of the Jug Band dalle Colline Metallifere, also to promote the imminent tour to Milano and Germany.

Thanks to Piola Libri for hosting the event, and to Alberto B. for suggesting the location.

For more information: info@pibinko.org o 3317539228

May 22, 2019: Presentation of the pibinko.org Network in Brussels @ Piola Libri

A PDF version (3.5 Mb), is also available, suitable for hard copies

In this event Andrea Giacomelli, aka pibinko or Jack O’Malley, will provide an overview of the pibinko.org network and its activities in the promotion and protection of lesser known assets in the areas of culture, environment, and open innovation.

In the same evening there will be a tasting session with typical products from Southern Tuscany, delivered jus the day before by pibinko (who lives in the area), and a temporary exhibition of some books, part of the pibinko.org distributed library.

Last, but not least, some information will be shared on the final preparations for the upcoming tour in Germany, via Politecnico di Milano (May 30-June 3) by the Metalliferous Hills Jug Band. This is a rock-blues collective created by Jack O’Malley and three other experts (two of which under-30 rockers making records and touring Italy since 2011), as a development of the pibinko.org outreach and empowerment programme.

For more information: info@pibinko.org or +39 3317539228

The layout of the pibinko.org stand at the DITOs final event (Brussels, Apr. 3, 2019)

The pibinko.org network had an interesting appearance in the final day of the European project “Do-it-together Science”. Below you see the stand (or the travelling micro-museum) before the start of the “marketplace” session. In this there were about fifteen companies from all over Europe, including other Italians, but with the pibinko.org network as the only subject with a project from Italy. We don’t have a photo of the stand at the end of the session (since the layout changed gradually, as people were stopping by and interacting with the different features), but we will do our best to cover this aspect with our report on the overall trip.

The flagship initiative for pibinko.org during this day was the announcement of the upcoming geomusical mission of the Jug Band from the Metalliferous Hills to Germany, with a stop a Politecnico di Milano, from May 30 to June 3.

For those of you in Milano, please note the meetup on Friday, April 5, @ Soul Food, via Gola 3, from 6.30PM to around 8PM. Here you can get a live summary of the Brussels experience, and more hints on the pibinko.org Summer campaign. For more information: info@pibinko.org

Here are some items from the pibinko.org stuff-o-theque

The pibinko.org Network will have a stand at the final DITOs event in Brussels (Apr. 3, 2019)

Following the installations of the pibinko.org mobile museum in various Italian sites (with the one in Florence with a cultural and archaeological focus on February 23, 2019 as a flagship event to date), we are glad to announce that the same situation will have an exhibition space within the final event of the “Doing it Together Science” (DITOs) European Project.

You may visit us on Wednesday, April 3, at the Brussels Natural Sciences Museum.

This is not the first time that palla a 21 balls, night sky quality meters, forgotten Tuscan valley community maps, or geomusical song lists travel with pibinko, but this is the first time that these items will be proposed in an official EU exhibition space.

The pibinko.org network will be present in a group of fourteen stands from various European countries, as well as the European Commission itself:

An excerpt of the event brochure, showing the presentation of the pibinko.org network (you may download the complete file from this link)

Thanking the DITOs project for this opportunity and for granting travel support, we go back to work on the final preparations for the mission, with The Seeker in the background.

The outcome of this experience will be reported to our audience at home towards the end of April, with three events planned in Southern Tuscany (see the first call)

For more information info@pibinko.org / +393317539228.