Radici is a Rome-based non-profit cultural association founded in December 2015 by a group of seven young professionals with different accademic backgrounds and work experiences (four art historians, one philologist, one historian and one archaeologist) who share a passion for all forms of art and for its dispersion.

Art, in all its manifoldness is what we want to promote, taking into account the different experiences and needs of our wide-ranging audience: adults, children and teenagers have different sensibilities and needs and we'd like to offer accordingly adjusted activities to each of them.

Dispersion and valuation of Italy's cultural heritage, especially of Rome and Latium, is our mission because we believe that a bigger awareness of our cultural wealth benefits the personal growth and the sense of belonging.

Infancy is the curiosity of knowing, the pleasure of understanding and the desire to communicate (Bruno Munari). We dedicate part of our activities to the little ones and to young people, finding according forms of conveying art and creativity to children and teenagers. Knowing art and discovering the own creativity helps them to understand themselves and the world, being creative and intuitive rather than rational, which stimulates a healthy physical, emotional and mental development.

Culture derives from latin colere: a verb that doesn't just indicate simple knowledge, but the acquisition of experiences that shape moral personality, aesthetic taste and self-awareness. Radici wants to encourage people of different age and geographical and social origins to openness and communication.

Inclusionmeans to ensure access for all to Italy's cultural heritage, with particular efforts made regarding blind and visually impaired people, those with physical disabilities and those with intellectual-relational disabilities. The particular sensitivity of these individuals allows us to create and provide innovative tactile tours, guided tours and workshops aimed at multisensory enjoyment of art forms.

 

Cecilia Rizzo

Cecilia Rizzo

President

Cecilia Rizzo majored in Literature and has been working with children for many years. After having gained experience as an entertainer for children she now devotes herself to the realization of educational workshops and animated lectures. For over a decade she has been working in theatre and organized various cultural events and guided tours. Collaborating with the Department of Cultural Affairs of Rome she organized workshops and guided tours for children, older people and for those with disabilities at the Napoleonian Museum in Rome. Cecilia is currently teaching Literature at elementary and middle school. Her passion for artistic expression encourages her constantly to find new forms of spreading all forms of art trying to overcome social barriers and with a profound conviction that knowledge is crucial to personal growth and to the development of the whole nation.

Lidia Venuto

Lidia Venuto

Division head of Radici for Accessability

Lidia Venuto has graduated in Art History at Tor Vergata University in Rome. She collaborated in the project Garanzia Giovani "Una casa Museo nel cuore di Roma. La scoperta del Museo Napoleonico", where she has organized workshops and guided tours for children, older people and for those with disabilities. Furthermore she cooperated with the Italian Union for Blind People in Rome, realizing accessible tours. Lidia has been working over years as an escort for people with visual impairment, moreover she organized guided tours and workshops for the blind and the visually impaired at various important museums in Rome. Currently she is working as a tiflology teacher at middle and high school. Lidia knows how to read and to write Braille.

Chiara Addi

Chiara Addi

Division head of communications

Chiara Addi has a degree in Contemporary History at La Sapienza University in Rome and at the University of Provence Aix-Marseille in France. History has always been her passion, that's why she did an internship at the Library of Modern and Contemporary History of Rome, doing research in the archive. She obtained a Cts Certificate in Efficient Communication and is now an expert in organizing cultural events and marketing. In addition Chiara collaborated with the Department of Cultural Affairs of Rome at the Napoleonian Museum in the project "Una casa museo nel cuore di Roma", promoting the museum's educational activities for children, older people and those with disabilities. At Casina del Cardinal Bessarione she participated in the project "Educhiamo insieme".

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Giulia Foscolo

Giulia Foscolo

Art historian and educational and cultural operator

Giulia Foscolo majored in Contemporary Art History at La Sapienza University in Rome. In 2014 she specialized in museum education after an internship at the Educational Service of the company "Azienda Speciale Palaexpo". She collaborates with the municipal museums of Rome, working in the field of art education, planning and performing guided tours for adults, educational activities for children, teenager and schools and tactile tours and specific workshops for blind people and visually impaired persons. Furthermore she did research and made curatorial experiences in the field of photography history and review. From 2015 to 2018 she collaborated in the communication and promotion sector of the Trajan's Market and the Fori Imperiali Museum, where she created special tours for people with visual impairment, using tactile aids and allowing the visitors to touch a selection of artworks. Currently she is working at the Education Department of the statal museum Omero in Ancona. She knows how to read and to write Braille.

Giorgio Guardi

Giorgio Guardi

Cultural operator

Giorgio has a degree in Cultural Affairs and is currently working as a tour guide and tour manager in Italy and abroad for different tour operators. For more than a decade he has been dedicating his research in the realization of guided accessible tours for blind and visually impaired people and persons with physical disabilities cooperating with the non-profit organization Museum and the Institute of The Blind Sant'Alessio in Rome, as well as the Statal Tactile Museum Omero in Ancona, the Francesco Cavazza Institute in Bologna and the organization Access&Motion in Bracciano (RM). His experience as an educator at a centre for Special Education in Dornach, Switzerland and his passion for museological education are his motivation of the valuation and dispersion of a culture of sustainable tourism through cultural initiatives and events, as well as educational workshops at high school.

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