Lungomare and public space in Bolzano

Curated by

In collaboration with:
Donne Nissà, Porte Aperte, Fondazione Langer, Giant-Bi, Volontarius, Mosaik, Latinoamerica y su gente


11 am, Lungomare: Presentation of Franco La Cecla: “Contro l’architettura” and informal spaces
2 pm, Talvera park: “Discursive Picnic” with UNWETTER and Alessio Antoniolli.

7.30 pm, Lungomare: Workshop for intercultural social workers with the anthropologist Franco La Cecla

7.30 pm, Lungomare: The artist Amy Plant presents her work

Informal Learning, Workshop with Amy Plant and Giant-Bi

7.30 pm, Lungomare: The collective Committee for Radical Diplomacy presents its work

“Ci mancherebbe altro! / Fehlt dir etwas?” On missing loosing and getting rid of something, workshop with the Committee for Radical Diplomacy and Donne Nissà

7.30 pm, Lungomare: Closing event: Hiwa K, “Cooking with Mama”

6 pm: Ex Alumix: Presentation of Summer Drafts in the context of Tabula Rasa: 111 Days on a Long Table, a program of events organized for Manifesta 7 by Denis Isaia and Raqs Media Collective.

UNWETTER & Alessio Antoniolli

Within the Discursive Picnic all participants are simultaneously guest and host. Its potluck format encourages all attendees to bring along various contributions and to combine them with the materials unpacked from the UNWETTER thermos-box. The Discursive Picnic creates a common operational space and provides an informal structure for temporary organization, nomadic performances, and networks of discursive and dialogical relationships among participants.

Franco La Cecla

The project “Summer Drafts” opens with an informal breakfast and a round table discussion with the anthropologist and architect Franco La Cecla.
Carlo Calderan, architect and chief editor of the journal Turris Babel, leads the discussion with the “Summer Drafts” project artists.

Amy Plant

Informal learning is knowledge, which has not been captured and exists only inside someone’s head. To access that knowledge you have to find the person who can share it with you. Knowledge is worthless if you keep it to yourself. Working “informal learning” taking place between individuals and groups in Bolzano. During this short period of investigation, we will devise the workshop together. Because the nature of informal learning is responsive, it is impossible to know the outcome in advance. It works through, and is driven by conversation. It involves exploring and enlarging experience and it can take place anywhere.

Committee for Radical Diplomacy

“Ci mancherebbe altro! / Fehlt dir etwas?” On missing, losing and getting rid of something Did you ever lose something that you never found back? Or conversely, are you desperate to get rid of something? The Committee for Radical Diplomacy will establish a transversal lost/found agency over three weeks in Bolzano, working with various games and methodologies that allow us to address what we miss, lost, found or want to get rid of – with the aim of doing something about these things. The lost / found agency will operate as an informal space, the organization of which will be up to us; how can we support, find and re-search our desires, hopes and ideas within collective processes?

Hiwa K

For the closing event of Summer Drafts, Hiwa K will prepare a “Cooking with Mama”, involving the public and the participants in the preparation and consumption of food, cooked simultaneously with the mother in Iraq: mother and son will be connected via skype. Usually is the mother who shows how to cook an Iraqi dish, but in this case the participants of Summer Drafts will think a dish to cook together with Hiwa’s mother and other people outside Bolzano. The dish will be an attempt to translate into food the experience of Summer Drafts, whose results will be therefore symbolically projected beyond the context of the Bolzano.

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With the support of

Autonomous Province of Bozen/Bolzano-South Tyrol, Culture Departments and Ripartizione Politiche Sociali
Città di Bolzano, Culture Department, Aessorato alle Politiche Sociali e alle Pari Opportunità
British Council