Representing Siena in Umeå, Sweden April 5-7

Siena Art Institute faculty members Bernardo Giorgi and Lisa Nonken are currently in the Glashuset of Umeå Sweden from April 5-7, with Siena 2019 International Relations Coordinator Carlo Infantino representing the city of Siena as Candidate for European Capital of Culture 2019.  

Our three-day event in Umeå will culminate on Monday April 7, with a conversation at 10:30 am and a presentation at 2:30 pm led by Pier Luigi Sacco, Project Director for Siena 2019, discussing the topics of "Performing Heritage" and "Potentials of the Cultural Capital."

On Saturday morning April 5 and all day on Sunday April 6 we are hosting "talking points," casual drop-in conversations/presentations at the Glashuset.  Topics include:

  • Saturday Morning: Crossroads:  Arts&Culture Exchange through Residencies and Educational Programming 
  • Saturday Afternoon:  Butterfly Effect: Sustainability Initiatives related to Community Involvement
  • Sunday Morning:  Art: Where Past and Future Meet
  • Sunday Afternoon:  Tuscany in your Bathroom:  Reinventing Cultural Stereotypes

Presenters include: Pier Luigi Sacco, Carlo Infantino, Bernardo Giorgi, and Lisa Nonken.

Throughout the three-day period, photographic work is presented as books on view within the Glashuset, and at night  projected images, under the theme of  “Siena Perspectives.”  Contributing photographers include Ella Bialkowska, Carlo Carletti, Lensini Foto, Stefano Parrini, Rebecca Szabo, Jacqueline Tune, and Carlo Vigni.

Our presentation at the Glashuse also includes the "Sounds of Siena” audio work created by Giulio Stracciati from the album “Luna Bruna” in collaboration with Bernardo Giorgi, Lisa Nonken, and Jacqueline Tune, broadcast  both within the Glashuset and on external speakers into the surrounding piazza.

You can find the full schedule on the Umeå2014 events listing:

Listing for Siena2019 Project Page:

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