On the occasion of the celebrations for the 74th anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic, the National Acrobatic Patrol carried out a series of flyovers, touching all the Italian regions and symbolically embracing the whole nation, as a sign of unity, solidarity and recovery. Everything will end tomorrow, June 2, with the overflight of Rome on the occasion of the Republic Day which, this year, will not include the traditional parade at the Imperial Forums.
Excellent news on the reopening of some swimming pools in Milan from next week. After the reopening of the tennis courts, the swimming pools will also resume their activities, initially only for free swimming, waiting to also reactivate the courts. The plants will be gradually opened, to be sure of the utmost attention to safety and new requirements, testing the new protocols and new management methods to welcome all customers in the safest and most comfortable way possible. Among the novelties there will also be the possibility that some structures purchase online entrance tickets to avoid possible queues.
Facebook changes its look on computers. The social network has in fact decided to progressively distribute its new desktop version to all users. In detail, it allows you to set the “dark mode”, that is, the black background – already present on various apps and operating systems – which is less tiring and allows you to save a little battery. Among other changes, a new layout brings full-screen photos and videos. The overall look is more orderly, with a simplified layout and larger texts. Navigation is also simplified. The home page loads faster, as is the transition from one page to another.
The experimental reopening of the Milanese civic museums began yesterday. The plan also includes summer and defines methods and conditions designed to reconcile the gradual recovery and safety of workers and the public. The openings depend on the different capacity of the museums and the “chessboard” with respect to the city territory, in order to cover several urban districts within a week. Another criterion of the Plan is to avoid that during the weekend, the presence of visitors contributes to increase the turnout to the city parks, therefore the museums that overlook the public parks will remain closed during the weekend.
In the past weeks in which the covid-19 has forced us all home, art, as well as the world of culture, music and entertainment in general, have not stopped. This does not count the museums or exhibitions that have become virtual from places and physical objects, including special visits and meetings with streaming artists and curators. One of the most original was the Women exhibition. A changing world organized by National Geographic in collaboration with Genus Bononiae. In this virtual journey Marco Cattaneo, director of National Geographic Italy, tells in clip some of the most emblematic shots among the over 70 on display. Images of the great reporters of the National that tell about changes and challenges, achievements and goals still to be achieved by women at all latitudes and in 100 years of history. All videos are still available on Genus social channels.
The next Fashion Week will be entirely digital. This was announced by the National Chamber of Fashion, which has decided to take a leap into the virtual world to support the fashion sector which has also been in difficulty by the coronavirus. The Milan Digital fashion Week with the men’s spring summer 2021 collections and the men’s and women’s pre collections for spring 2021 will be presented online from 14 to 17 July. Through a digital platform it will be possible to access the photographic contents, videos, interviews and backstage of the creative moments, following in-depth webinars with leading figures of the fashion System.
The festival that tells the world of skate and surf becomes virtual.
Skate and Surf Film Festival, an event that tells the world of skate and surf, is also back this year for its fourth edition. A new version of the festival will have Vans as its major sponsor and will be staged from today until 10 May, maintaining its original concept and adapting it in virtual form. Everything will be broadcast live on the official website, on Vimeo, Facebook and with implementations on Instagram, also offering a concrete contribution to Emergency by donating the proceeds from the sale of the most beautiful author photos from the festival archives. Together with Kampaay, official food and beverage partner, Skate and Surf Film Festival also organized the delivery service of a survival kit with drink-food and personalized gadgets only for the city of Milan.
Unpublished images and videos allow the public an intimate and engaging experience. With the launch of the hashtag #innerviews, Fondazione Prada proposes a virtual visit to the Storytelling exhibition created by the curator Udo Kittelmann and exhibited in Milan since January. The Peking artist is suspended between a fairytale atmosphere and subtle irony, with an incessant dialogue between the Eastern and Western world in a narrative plot that combines literature, art history and popular culture, with exciting and surprising results. Inner Views replaces the physical visit of the “Storytelling” exhibition with a virtual learning and knowledge experience.
The world of design has canceled fairs and appointments like the Salone del Mobile has chosen a virtual dimension. From the Triennale Decameron that every day, at 5pm, tells a character, an exhibition, through the museum’s social accounts, at the design festival organized by Dezeen which will offer meetings, interviews and new product launches until 30 June. And from June get ready for the new fuorisalone.tv platform.
Today the United Nations, together with all the countries in the world, celebrate the 50th Anniversary of World Earth Day, the awareness raising event for the protection of the most impacting planet in the world. This year the important and demanding task for Italy, given the emergency situation in which everyone lives, to open the World celebrations. From today #OnePeopleOnePlanet will be a multimedia marathon in which several modules dedicated to the most important aspects of the Planet and to the people who inhabit it will intersect. Singers, influencers, famous people from the world of politics, entertainment, and many faces and well-known names, take turns within the schedule with a special moment dedicated to children, the future of this planet. #OnePeopleOnePlanet the Multimedia Marathon is waiting for everyone to live together the first day dedicated to the Earth, which does not want and must not be alone.