FLUMEN – Climate Actions for parks and rivers in Rome –, is a multidisciplinary project between art, science and environmental and social activism, on the rivers and riparian green spaces.
FLUMEN was conceived by studio Andreco, supported by cultural department of the city of Rome, winner of the Eureka prize for art and science and carried out by the cultural association Climate Art Project with an important network of artistic and scientific partners: National Research Council, CNR IRET, CNR IBPM, La Sapienza University, Roma TRE University, MAXXI Museum, Palaexpo Special Company, Baruchello Foundation, Together for the Aniene Onlus, CSA-Semi di Comunità, smART Foundation, ARPA LAZIO, Agenda Tevere, Joint Cultural Initiatives . The Flumen project is also included in the three-year action plan devised in the Tiber River Contract relating to the river auction.
The FLUMEN project have several steps: data sampling through sensors and instrumentations for the water and soil chemical-physical-biological sampling and analysis. Citizens are frequently involved in the sampling process, with a citizen science perspective. Experiments that use macrophytes plants as bioindicator for the river condition and water pollution. Data are used for 2d and 3d graph and chart, data visualization, and art installations, wall paintings and art performance. The artistic and scientific output of the researches are also utilized to raise environmental awareness of the public and to create campaigning and environmental advocacy.
In the video: i partecipanti al workshop presso La CSA semi di Comunità di Roma, L’incontro presso La Fondazione Baruchello con Gianfranco Baruchello, Sara Alberani, Carla Subrizi, Laura Passatore, Aria Spinelli, Simona Ceschin, Maurizia di Nata, Marta Del Giudice e Andrea Conte – Andreco. Campionamento delle acque del Tevere con Arpa Lazio.
Video Production: Climate Art Project
Video camera and editing: Cristina Ghinassi
Music: Fivequestionmarks and Produkkt