13 Ottobre

ore 14-15

Welcome by Maura Grandi (Director of Museum of Industrial Heritage of Bologna) and Alessandro Cristofori (Italian Society of Labour History). Introduction by Eloisa Betti and the organizing team.

ore 15-16.30

Panel 1: Long Shots of Post-Industrial Temporalities (Chair: Liliosa Azara)

From Ploughs to Computers: Socialist Visions of a Post- Industrial Age
Martin Babička (University of Oxford) 

Alternative Futures? Preliminary Ideas on the Italian Workers’ Movement between Deindustrialization and Environmentalism
Gilda Zazzara (University of Venice) 

The Future of Deindustrialization – A Cultural Turn? The Future of Former Industrial Landscapes and Industrial Societies in Central Europe
Tibor Valuch (Ezterhazy Karoly University)

ore 17-18

Presentation of the project “Il lavoro e la memoria”, based on the collection of video-interviews of miners from Sulcis-Iglesiente, by liliosa Azara with the participation of Monica Grossi (Soprintendenza archivistica della Sardegna)


14 Ottobre

ore 10-12

Panel 2: Image politics, cultural politics and heritagization (chair: Stefan Moitra)

“The Ruhr – Heading For a New Future”: Pasts and Futures in Regional Image Politics
Helen Wagner (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg) 

Negotiating a Future for Coal: the RAG AG and the Creation of the Zollverein World Heritage Site
Gertjan Plets (Utrecht University) and Marin Kuijt (Leiden University) 

Deindustrialization as Cultural Trauma: The Future of Mountain Industrial Ruins between Local and Global Imaginaries
Gianluca Lanfranchi (University of Bologna)

ore 12-13: lunch break

ore 13-15: Guided tour of the Museum of industrial heritage of Bologna

ore 15-17

Panel 3: Coming to terms with fears and hopes (chair: Francesca Sanna)

Middletown Revisited: Deindustrialization and Local Structures of Feeling in Muncie, Indiana (USA)
Patrick Collier and James J. Connolly (Ball State University) 

Dystopian Futures: Cultural Creation and Decline in Asturian Coalfields
Ruben Vega (University of Oviedo) 

The Healing Power of Art: Future Strategies for Mending a Cleaved Ex-industrial Community
Lisa Taylor (Leeds Beckett University)

ore 17.15-18

Presentation of Bologna metalmeccani@ and screening of the short film “Noi siamo la Minganti” by Eloisa Betti, Carlo De Maria, Maura Grandi with the participation of Michele Bulgarelli (Fiom-Cgil Bologna).


15 ottobre

ore 10-12

Panel 4: Urban planning and Local strategies (chair: Christian Wicke)

Building the Post-Industrial Future in Urban Britain
Alistair Kefford (Leiden University)
Nowa Huta: Then, Now and in the Future
Melinda Harlov-Csortán (Institute of Advanced Studies Kőszeg) 
Towards a Bright Future: Examining the Transition from Mining to Industry in a Soviet Uranium Mining Town
Nikolaos Olma (Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin) 

The Factory Between Heritage and Production: Memories and Perspectives of an Incomplete Deindustrialization
Francesco Caiazzo (University of Bologna)

ore 12-12.30: closing discussion

ore 12.30-13.30: lunch break

ore 14-18

Industrial heritage guided tour across Bologna area organized by the Museum of Industrial Heritage of Bologna (in English)


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