Ultranews #09


Women and the City – from 12 to 15 October, the first festival entirely dedicated to women and the city opens in the Piedmont capital to rethink city spaces and practices, making them accessible and inclusive.

A common reflection to promote gender perspectives and imagine fair cities: this is the essence of “Women and the City,” the first festival dedicated to women, taking place from October 12th to 15th in Turin. The event delves into the heart of gender mainstreaming through a rich program that involves the participation of over 60 associations and networks from the Turin area.

Many guests from Italy and abroad are arriving to discuss physical cities and mobility, how sports can change cities, the economic, work, and technological future. The theme of education and inclusion will be addressed, along with topics related to gender medicine and gender violence.

“Women and The City” aims to create a system, identify best practices, make them known, and network them. It will narrate gender equality policies of entities, especially municipal administrations, associations, businesses, and individuals in an extensive debate and discussion,” explains Antonella Parigi, president of the association organizing the festival.

Ultraspazio, which shares the festival’s philosophy, is a protagonist in this first edition as a partner. On the opening day, Thursday, October 12th, at the Ultraspazio Club in via San Francesco da Paola 17, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, it will host “Ambiente/Transizione Verde Inclusiva” (Environment/Green Inclusive Transition). The event, accredited for training by the Journalists’ Association of Piedmont, will feature presentations by Elena Bonifacio-Gianzana, Project Management Assistant at Westport Fuel Systems Inc, Maura Crudeli, Vice President of Yourban 2030, Chiara Foglietta, Councillor for Ecological and Digital Transition, Innovation, Mobility, and Transport at the City of Turin, Elvira Marasco, President of AW20, Marta Meroglio, Activist at Friday for Future Turin, moderated by Nicolas Lozito, journalist for La Stampa.

At 9 PM, there will also be the lecture “Women’s Work: the Strength of Women, the Weakness of Policies” (Women’s Work: the Strength of Women, the Weakness of Policies) by Linda Laura Sabbadini, former Director of ISTAT, Editorialist for La Stampa and La Repubblica.

Another event not to be missed will be on Saturday 14 October, again in the spaces of Ultraspazio Club from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. “HUMANAIZE: COME LE DONNE UMANISTE POSSONO CAMBIARE IL MONDO DELL’AI“. The event proposes a moment of storytelling and encounter between humanistic culture and technological culture. The speakers will be, Eva Desana, Professor of Business Law at the University of Turin and member of the CIRSDe scientific committee, Licia Devalle, Vice-President of the STEM by Women Association, Marina Geymonat, Head of the AI Laboratory at Capgemini Invent and Member of the MISE Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence, Emanuela Girardi, Founder of Popular Artificial Intelligence and Member of the MISE Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence, Darya Majidi, President of the Women 4. 0 Association, CEO of Daxo Group and expert in Artificial Intelligence and digital transformation, Arianna Montorsi, Associate Professor DISAT and referee for the Rector on gender equality – Politecnico di Torino, Viviana Patti, Associate Professor of Computer Science – University of Turin, Mara Pometti, Associate design director for McKinsey’s digital and analytics group and expert in AI, Tatiana Tommasi, Associate Professor DAUIN – Politecnico di Torino.
The event will be moderated byFilomena Greco, Journalist of IL SOLE 24 ore.

You can download the complete festival program.

For information and/or reservations: toxdprenotazioni@gmail.com