Over 600 square meters of exhibition and about 10,000 works (drawings, posters, T-shirts, portfolios, cds, dvds, books, interviews, videos, board games…) These numbers define a truly extraordinary event set up at Rossini Trading Spa factory in Italy (Seriate, Bergamo) where has been displaced a selection of works participating to “First In Safety” campaign during ten editions. This activity – the most important throughout Europe about prevention of accidents at work – is promoted by Rossini Trading Spa, Anmil and Okay! with the patronage of organizations and institutions.
The exhibition – the first in the world with this massive participation – will be opened from January 25 to the end of next May, 2013. It is curated by Marco Rossini (Rossini Trading’s Ceo) and Roberto Alborghetti (Okay! ‘s editor in chief and visual artist) with the collaboration of Erika Piazzoli and Roberto Palafreni. “First In Safety” show is an unique and unmissable opportunity to see and browse educational products made by schools across Italy on the prevention of accidents at work. It’s a chance for everyone to approach and to understand a dramatic phenomenon.
The exhibition focuses attention on a sort of “war report”: about 1,000 deads and over 775,000 injuries in Italy during 2012. But the problem affects all the so-called “civilized world”. The numbers of deathes and injuries are really impressive, often forgotten by media (which give attention to the phenomenon only in the presence of emotional or numeric high-impact tragedies). For this reason – as italian students say – it’s urgent to raise voice and the guard. Because if we don’t know, we can’t act. As stated in thousands of educational works , “prevention is the lethal weapon to stop the war bulletin” of deaths and injuries at work. It’s a question of civilization.
Photogallery: drawings and paintings made by students from Istituto Scolastico “A.Straneo”, Alessandria, Italy.