The exhibition centre, nestled between the peaks of Cortina and Val Badia at an altitude of 2,278 meters, is getting ready for this season's events. The upcoming season will offer a plethora of initiatives dedicated to talent, innovation, photography and great explorations: the exhibitions interrupted in spring have been postponed for a few months, while news such as the second edition of the Lagazuoi Winning Ideas Mountain Awards and a workshop with Denis Curti as part of the Lagazuoi Photo Award were added.
Cortina d’Ampezzo, March 19th, 2020_After this stop we will start with even more momentum.
The Lagazuoi Expo Dolomiti is organizing the exhibitions and events, which will be held at 2,278 meters of altitude, with fabulous Dolomite peaks all around as far as the eye can see, for the upcoming summer. The art gallery, ideas laboratory and exhibition building at the top station of the Lagazuoi cable car - one of the highest cultural centres in Europe - updated its exhibition calendar, the activities and workshops scheduled for 2020: due to the lock-down restrictions, all exhibitions and events were postponed to the summer. And there are many novelties in sight for those who love the mountains, photography, art.
Lagazuoi Winning Ideas Mountain Awards: projects on display until June 30th, the call for nominations for the 2021 edition
The future is already here: materials, technologies, brand new applications, high tech solutions.
The exhibition of the winning projects of the Lagazuoi Winning Ideas Mountain Awards will continue until June 30th: a visit of the exhibit is the best opportunity to discover that the mountains play a pioneering role in four areas: mountain clothing and mountain equipment, mountain tourism and sustainability, digital innovation & apps, mountain short films. Between a hike in nature and a climb to the peaks in the heart of the Dolomites, you can make a stop and admire the folding skiing, a travel platform for Millennials, the App for mountain rescuers, crafts 4.0, a portable laser therapy and many other inventions.
In the meanwhile we are warming up for the 2021 edition.
Take the opportunity of self-nomination for the next contest: engineers, artists, designers, companies, large and small organizations are invited to present themselves, to tell their stories, to share their good ideas and best practices with a wider audience. Ideas with a focus on sustainability, environment and tourism, which step by step will change the world.
The time has come to spread talent, initiative and perseverance from the top of a high mountain.
To take part in the selection, simply describe your project on this page of the official WIMA website: Submit your Winning Idea >>>>>
The award-winning projects will be exhibited at Lagazuoi Expo Dolomiti starting from 1st February 2021.
Lagazuoi Photo Award, July and August: a workshop with Denis Curti and a preview
The Dolomites told in an unprecedented way. The photographs of the winner of the Lagazuoi Photo Award are the theme of the exhibition, which will open with a preview on July 5th at the Lagazuoi Expo Dolomiti and can be visited until August 30th. The new opening dates are not the only novelty of this competition, which was conceived and coordinated by Denis Curti, the artistic director of the Casa dei Tre Oci in Venice and one of the best curators in Europe, with the support of Doc Visioni.
The highly qualified jury is made up of professionals such as Denis Curti himself, Nathalie Herschdorfer, independent curator for photography and director of the Musée des Beaux-Arts Le Locle in Switzerland, Andréa Holzherr, Global Exhibition Director and curator for Magnum Photos, the writer Susanna Tamaro, the journalist and writer Mario Calabresi and the mountain entrepreneur Stefano Illing.
A special workshop with Denis Curti will be organized on the occasion of the opening reception: professional and amateur photographers can take part in his seminar and the opening event of the exhibition and immerse themselves in a unique scenario.
The workshop lasts 4 hours and deals with the repositioning of the photographer in a constantly changing market, with insights dedicated to storytelling, corporate communications, social networking, and editing.
The event, only by reservation, includes the go and return run by cable car from the parking lot of the Falzarego pass to the Lagazuoi Expo Dolomiti and a light lunch at high altitude. Contact for information and reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org
K2: Double reportage of a huge undertaking
In September and October, the Lagazuoi Expo Dolomiti will pay tribute to Lino Lacedelli, a member of Cortina's famous group of climbers "Scoiattoli" (squirrels) who, on 31st July 1954, conquered Mt. K2.
At the Lagazuoi Expo Dolomiti, a photo exhibition and a video tell about a challenge inspired by this great adventure. The Sky editor-in-chief Daniele Moretti and the photographer Matteo Zanga have produced a report focused on the 2014 expedition "K2, Sixty Years Later". The documentary titled "K2 - Un urlo dalla vetta" (“A cheer from the summit”), produced by SkyTg24 under the direction of Daniele Moretti, was focused on the same objective.
"K2, Sixty Years Later" picks up the thread interrupted after the first great ascent of the K2, proposing the adventure in reversed roles: the expedition was led by a team of Pakistani men and supported by an Italian team.
The project was coordinated by the EvK2Cnr committee and its president Agostino Da Polenza, who followed the adventure step by step from the base camp and thus took on the role that Ardito Desio had 60 years before.
Attention is also drawn to the scientific and ecological topics of the expedition: the installation of a climate weather station in the base camp, the GPS measurements - the most accurate ever made - of the summit and other important areas, the cleaning work of the base camps and the Baltoro Glacier.
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