Five years of Earth sciences and art at the EGU (2015–2019)
Five years of Earth sciences and art at the EGU (2015–2019)
Editor(s): Tiziana Lanza (National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Italy), Isaac Kerlow (art-science-media, United States of America), Jutta Thielen-del Pozo (European Commission Joint Research Centre, Italy), George Sand França (National Observatory, Brazil), Angela Saraò (National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics, Italy), Francesco Mugnai (University of Florence, Italy), and Antonio Menghini (EMergo, Italy)
It is becoming increasingly evident that both the scientific and artistic communities have a shared interest and responsibility in raising awareness of the limits to our planetary boundaries and the fragile stability and resilience of our Earth system. In the past, this issue was addressed mostly through traditional educational methods. However, there is mounting evidence that science–art collaborations can play a pivotal and vital role in this context by co-creating new ways of research and by stimulating the discussion by providing an emotional and human context through the arts. In 5 years of sessions at the EGU General Assembly (2015–2019) dedicated to the Earth sciences and art, we have witnessed geosciences being successfully presented through music, visual art, photography, theatre, literature, and digital art, where the artists explored new practices and methods in their work with scientists but also where scientists have been inspired by artists in their research, and finally truly trans-disciplinary co-creation of Sci-Art work has emerged. The present SI collects these works with the intent, on the one hand, of not dispensing with precious experiences. On the other hand, it cultivates the ambition to contribute to the restoration of a culture where both scientific and humanistic disciplines can contribute to the spread of a deeper knowledge of the Earth on the part of all, re-awakening, at the same time, a sense of beauty and responsibility for the planet.

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15 May 2020
Introduction: Five years of Earth sciences and art at the EGU General Assembly (2015–2019)
Tiziana Lanza
Geosci. Commun., 3, 127–128,,, 2020
01 Jun 2021
The Flat Earth satire: using science theater to debunk absurd theories
George Sand França, Ricardo Cruccioli Ribeiro, Luana Rosa Soares, João Calmoni, Gabriel B. de França, and Paulo Eduardo Brito
Geosci. Commun., 4, 297–301,,, 2021
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17 Mar 2021
Using geosciences and mythology to locate Prospero's island
Tiziana Lanza
Geosci. Commun., 4, 111–127,,, 2021
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12 Mar 2021
Forum theatre as a tool for unveiling gender issues in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) working environments
Susanne Taina Ramalho Maciel, Caroline Siqueira Gomide, Thatianny Alves de Lima Silva, Gustavo Braga Alcântara, Cynara Kern, Elisabeth Andreoli, Lyvian Senna, and Leandro de Oliveira Evangelista
Geosci. Commun., 4, 83–93,,, 2021
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18 Jan 2021
Remembering rhythm and rhyme: memorability of narratives for science communication
Aquiles Negrete
Geosci. Commun., 4, 1–9,,, 2021
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23 Dec 2020
Creative practice as a tool to build resilience to natural hazards in the Global South
Anne F. Van Loon, Imogen Lester-Moseley, Melanie Rohse, Phil Jones, and Rosie Day
Geosci. Commun., 3, 453–474,,, 2020
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16 Dec 2020
10 years with planet Earth: the essence of primary school children's drawings
Giuliana D'Addezio
Geosci. Commun., 3, 443–452,,, 2020
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15 Dec 2020
A portrait of central Italy's geology through Giotto's paintings and its possible cultural implications
Ann C. Pizzorusso
Geosci. Commun., 3, 427–442,,, 2020
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11 Dec 2020
Graphic design and scientific research – the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) experience
Daniela Riposati, Giuliana D'Addezio, Francesca Di Laura, Valeria Misiti, and Patrizia Battelli
Geosci. Commun., 3, 407–425,,, 2020
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02 Dec 2020
Science, poetry, and music for landscapes of the Marche region, Italy: communicating the conservation of natural heritage
Olivia Nesci and Laura Valentini
Geosci. Commun., 3, 393–406,,, 2020
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30 Nov 2020
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Focus on glaciers: a geo-photo exposition of vanishing beauty
Giuliana Rossi, Gualtiero Böhm, Angela Saraò, Diego Cotterle, Lorenzo Facchin, Paolo Giurco, Renata Giulia Lucchi, Maria Elena Musco, Francesca Petrera, Stefano Picotti, and Stefano Salon
Geosci. Commun., 3, 381–392,,, 2020
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25 Nov 2020
Developing the hertz art–science project to allow inaudible sounds of the Earth and cosmos to be experienced
Graeme J. Marlton and Juliet Robson
Geosci. Commun., 3, 365–379,,, 2020
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17 Nov 2020
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Earth Girl Volcano: characterizing and conveying volcanic hazard complexity in an interactive casual game of disaster preparedness and response
Isaac Kerlow, Gabriela Pedreros, and Helena Albert
Geosci. Commun., 3, 343–364,,, 2020
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06 Nov 2020
ElectroMagnetic Music: a new tool for attracting people's interest in Geosciences, while sensitizing them to planet sustainability
Antonio Menghini, Stefano Pontani, Vincenzo Sapia, and Tiziana Lanza
Geosci. Commun., 3, 329–341,,, 2020
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04 Sep 2020
Boundary|Time|Surface: assessing a meeting of art and geology through an ephemeral sculptural work
Sydney A. Lancaster and John W. F. Waldron
Geosci. Commun., 3, 249–262,,, 2020
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30 Jul 2020
Fun educational and artistic teaching tools for science outreach
Marina Locritani, Silvia Merlino, Sara Garvani, and Francesca Di Laura
Geosci. Commun., 3, 179–190,,, 2020
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18 Jun 2020
Space Sound Effects Short Film Festival: using the film festival model to inspire creative art–science and reach new audiences
Martin O. Archer
Geosci. Commun., 3, 147–166,,, 2020
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