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SAVE L’AQUILA PROJECT: ART, DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE FOR CHARITY
September 16, 2009, 9:43 pm
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Photography Exhibit & Fundraiser for the victims of Italy’s L’Aquila Earthquake

This week-long series of lectures, exhibitions and preparedness drills is intended to benefit the L’Aquila earthquake victims, but ultimately it is the Angelenos it informs who stand to benefit most.

At the Jeanie Madsen Gallery, 1431 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401

October 3-10, 2009, open Daily from noon – 10pm

CLICK HERE TO VIEW PRESS RELEASE

VISIT PROJECT L’AQUILA WEBSITE

Schedule of Events

Saturday, October 3rd 5:00 -10:00 p.m.

Opening Reception

Join us for the premiere of the Save L’Aquila exhibition and the beginning of our Silent Auction. Enjoy music by cellist Daniela Arbizzi, and refreshments by Moretti and Zonin.

Tuesday, October 6th

Empower Yourself: Are you prepared for a 7.8 earthquake?

6:00 p.m. Margaret Vinci, Office Manager of Earthquake Programs at CalTech, will lead a revealing talk on what to expect from the next big quake in Los Angeles, and discuss earthquake preparedness and the upcoming October 15th Shake Out drill.

7:00 p.m. Mariana Amatullo, Co-founder and Director of Designmatters at Art Center College of Design, and author of the LA Earthquake Source Book, will present the short Preparedness Now.  This film depicts the realistic outcome of a hypothetical, but plausible, magnitude 7.8 earthquake on the San Andreas Fault in Southern California.

Wednesday, October 7th

Seismological and Engineering Aspects of the 2009 L’Aquila Earthquake

7:00 p.m. Dr. Jonathan Stewart, Ph.D., P.E, Professor and Vice Chair of the UCLA Civil & Environmental Engineering Department and Chief Editor of the ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geo-environmental Engineering led a group that performed reconnaissance in L’Aquila after the earthquake. He will provide a seismological and geological perspective on the L’Aquila earthquake, and why this information is important both for those in Italy but also for us in California.

Friday, October 9th

Life After: A Journey Through L’Aquila After the Earthquake

6:00 p.m. Kit Miyamoto, M.S., S.E., President and C.E.O., of Miyamoto International will discuss findings from his reconnaissance mission to L’Aquila; and his dedication to developing awareness of advanced technological engineering solutions for earthquake-prone areas.

7:00 p.m. Alessio Zampaglione and Elena Acefalo, Architects at StudioAZA, and William Taylor, Director of LAIAD, will share “Cubes for Life,” structures that can be utilized and easily modified for multiple purposes in emergency situations.

Saturday, October 10th

Closing Reception

Silent auction results!

For more information, visit www.savelaquila.org

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