The cultural program is curated by the Scienfic Committee.
In collaboration with
Claudia Manenti, architect, head of Dies Domini - Centro Studi per l'architettura sacra e la città, Fondazione Card. Giacomo Lercaro, Bologna
- Emanuele Cavallini, architect
- Don Stefano Culiersi, director of the Liturgical Office - Diocese of Bologna
- p. Andrea Dall'Asta SJ, director of Galleria San Fedele, Milan
- Barbara Fiorini, architect
- Giovanni Gardini, president of Italian Ecclesiastical Museums Association, director of Raccolta Lercaro-Bologna, vice director Faenza-Modigliana Diocesan Museum, professor of iconography and Christian archaeology
- Don Paolo Tomatis, director of the Liturgical Office - Diocese of Torino, member of National LIturgical Office Consultancy - CEI, professor of liturgy
- Don Amilcare Zuffi liturgist and priest, rector of Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Peter - Diocese of Bologna
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Since 2008 she has been professor of Introduction to the liturgical architecture at the Bologna Pontifical Regional Seminary.
In addition to that, she published several articles and essays, such as Architecture of temporary churches, BUP, Bologna, 2016; Places of identity and spaces of the holy in the contemporary European city, edited by Franco Angeli, Milan 2012; Cardinal Lercaro and the contemporary city (edited by) Editrice Compositori, Bologna, 2010; and Church and city fifty years after the Second Vatican Council (edited by) BUP, Bologna 2016.
In the meanwhile, she edits the publication series of Dies Domini Centro Studi per l'architettura sacra e la città of Fondazione Card.Giacomo Lercaro of the Bononia University Press – Bologna. Moreover, during her career she has also worked on several architectural projects and liturgical arrangements.
Nowadays, he is a member of the Board of the Study Centre “Architecture and Liturgy” in Pescara and it is always here that Emanuele is taking part of the editorial Board of THEMA - a specialist semi-annual journal about cultural heritage - and of its online platform www.thema.es. He also takes care about all the cultural and formative activities of that Centre.
During his lifetime, Emanuele attended scientific committees of the national conference “Spaces of Communion. Architecture and art for the liturgy in the fiftieth anniversary of the Second Vatican Council” - held on 5 December 2015 in Montesilvano (PE) – and the conference "Architectures and places of Mercy" – held on 28 October 2015 in Montesilvano (PE).
On February 2016 he was selected among 20 under 35 participants at the CLI LAB, which was held at the Bose monastery.
It has been several years, since he has taught liturgy at the School of Diocesan Theological Formation.
His particular attention is focused on themes like art, liturgy and architecture, but at the same time, he focused on the analysis of the image as an important tool for shaping the artistic world of young people and the dialogue between art and faith. He is professor at the Pontificia Facoltà Teologica in Naples. He writes on Civiltà Cattolica and on different newspapers, such as Avvenire. Moreover, he took part in some important projects such as the liturgical adaptation of the Reggio Emilia Cathedral, of the Gallarate Mary of the Assumption Basilica and the realisation of the Ambrosian Gospel Book. P. Andrea Dall’Asta was also part of the scientific Committee of the Vatican Pavilion for the Biennale of Venice (2013) and he was also co-curator of the section Drawing the Holy, at the Biennale di Architettura of Venice (2014).
During his lifetime, he wrote several texts, such as Dove abita Dio. Le dimore del divino tra Atene, Roma e Gerusalemme, Àncora, Milano 2022; La Croce e il Volto. Percorsi tra arte, cinema e teologia (edizione rivista e ampliata), Àncora, Milano 2022; La luce colore del desiderio. Percorsi tra arte e architettura, cinema e teologia dall’Impressionismo a oggi, Àncora, Milano 2021; La mano dell’angelo. La Vergine delle Rocce di Leonardo. Il segreto svelato, Àncora, Milano 2019; Il viaggio della vita. La chiesa di San Fedele in Milano tra arte, architettura e teologia: paradigma di un percorso simbolico, Àncora, Milano 2019; Dio chiama con arte. Itinerari vocazionali, Àncora, Milano 2018; La luce, splendore del Vero, Percorsi tra arte, architettura e teologia dall’età paleocristiana al barocco, Àncora, Milano 2018; Eclissi. Oltre il divorzio tra arte e Chiesa, San Paolo edizioni, Cinisello Balsamo (MI) 2016; La rivelazione dell’Apocalisse. Il destino dell'uomo nell’arte tra passato e presente, a cura di Dall’Asta Andrea e di Giovanni Morale, Silvana editoriale, Milano 2015; Dio storia dell’uomo. Dalla Parola all’immagine, Messaggero edizioni, Padova, 2013; Nascere, il Natale nell’arte, San Paolo edizioni, Cinisello Balsamo (MI) 2012.
Barbara has always been interested in the religious architecture of the 20th Century and that is why she has always taken part in research activities related to competitions for new churches. She is author of several publications about restauration and urban archaeology cases and cultural researches.
She has been relator of both national and international conferences about holy architecture.
In this right moment, he teaches Liturgy and Fundamental Sacramentary at the Theological Faculty of Northern Italy - Torino section - at the Higher Institute of Religious Sciences. Since 2012, he has been a guest lecturer at Licence courses of the Institute of Pastoral Liturgy of St Justina in Padua, at the course: "The spiritual experience of the liturgy". Since 2013, he has been teaching Liturgy and Spirituality at the Spirituality Study Centre of the Theological Faculty of Milan. Since 2016, in that same Faculty, he has been teaching Liturgy courses at the bachelor's degree and at the second cycle for the licence.
Since 2005, he has directed the Diocesan Liturgical Office and coordinated the Regional Liturgical Commission for Piedmont and the Aosta Valley. Moreover, Don Paolo Tomatis has been a member of the editorial staff of Rivista Liturgica, since 2006. In addition to that, since 2007 he has also been member of the Consulta of the National Liturgical Office of the CEI. It has been three years that he has played the role of the APL president - Association of Professors and Practitioners of Liturgy.
He has been the former director of the diocesan liturgical Office and secretary of the Liturgical Commission of Emilia Romagna and member of the Consultation of the National Liturgical Office for liturgical matters.
He has also played the role of professional consultant for those who have submitted projects for the construction of new churches.