The Town Hall of Estepona and Fundación Descubre will inaugurate this Wednesday the 15th, at 12:00 noon, the exposure Mathematical walk Al-Andalus in the Casa de las Tejerinas, an exhibition that will be open to the public until March 31, as reported by the Consistory.

The exhibition connects the artthe science and heritage with math on a journey that covers, through its panels, the rich Andalusian monumental heritage of the Caliphate, Almohad and Nasrid times.

The deputy mayor of the Socio-Cultural Area, María Begoña Ortiz; the director of Fundación Descubre, Teresa Cruz Sánchez, and the scientific director of the project, Álvaro Martínez Sevilla, who will guide a visit after the opening of the exhibition.

They will also attend principals and mathematics teachers of the public and private secondary schools of the municipality such as the Monterroso, Mediterraneo, Mar de Alborán, Puerta del Mar and Professor T. Hormigo Secondary Schools (IES), and schools Juan XXIII, San José, Internacional Atalaya, Atlas American School of Malaga and Queens British Grammar School.

The exhibition, which will be open to the public until next March 31 in Estepona, offers a renewed look at the buildings of the Andalusian period, on which a ‘layer’ of mathematical concepts is embodied that opens the door to a greater understanding of their motivation, whether defensive, religious or decorative.

The visitor, through 26 panels, will be able to appreciate the variety of cultural and social concepts that are expressed and synthesized in various mathematical objects and functions, which help their understanding, recognition and interpretive assessment, beyond the simple identification of purely geometric designs that appear on the walls of Andalusian palaces.

Thus, from the Caliphate period he takes as reference the Mosque of Cordoba and, more specifically, its domes, arches and monumental portals. From the Almohad and Mudejar period, it reviews the Real Alcázar, the Torre del Oro and the Seville Cathedral, with the Giralda (the old minaret) and the doors that have been preserved from the Seville aljama. Finally, the Alhambra in Granada represents the Nasrid period.

Specifically, the exhibition deals various math concepts such as symmetry, proportion, hierarchy and order, modulation, tessellation, friezes, muqarnas, knots, arches (eccentric, pointed…), polygons (starred), geodesics, orientation (geographic , astronomical and solar), the Releaux Triangle, homothety, curves in decoration and anthropometry.

Along with this, they analyze cross influences through the concept of ‘matmeme’, that is, those mathematical uses that are replicated mimetically over time in designs, styles or proportions. An opportunity to connect the monumental legacy with mathematical ideas such as symmetry, order, geodesic, modulation, anthropometry, polygons or polyhedrons.

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