The Structure of Revenge | curated by Theatrum Mundi and Adam Kaasa, Aristide Antonas, Yoke Sum Wong, Christos Carras | Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens | 2016
Structures of Feelings is part of a series of international meetings based on Raymond Williams’ classic essay on materiality and feeling. For this meeting in Athens, revenge and its entangled emotions forms the central theme in the spaces of the contemporary city. This gathering brings together theoreticians and practitioners: writers, directors, philosophers, academics, artists, architects and political thinkers.
The contemporary city can be described as a form of life where the infrastructure operates as an unforeseen factor in scale and strength; comparing it to analogous constructions of the past. In our internet age, humans reside within this infrastructure. The infrastructure makes sharing possible, supports human activities and also extends and prolongs human time, driving and regulating its rhythms, demanding adaptation and compliance to the norm. The everyday of modernity supports the creation of "a space without revenge"…
Come to Venice at Annual Conference Città, cittadini, conflitti. Il diritto alla prova della dimensione urbana | Milano-Bicocca University | School of Law | 2017
Il tema Città, cittadini e conflitti consente di esaminare un ampio ventaglio di problematiche connesse all'idea della "città che cambia", intesa come un corpo vivo in continua mutazione che non si lascia facilmente guidare nel suo sviluppo secondo la logica di una pianificazione imposta dall'alto per mezzo di regole politiche, economiche, sociali e giuridiche.
Le sollecitazioni che provengono quotidianamente dalla realtà - si pensi a titolo di esempio al dibattito sullo ius soli e sugli accresciuti poteri di ordinanza dei sindaci - evidenziano la necessità di ripensare il rapporto tra la città come spazio architettonico, urbanistico, paesaggistico e come aggregato di persone (singoli cittadini, gruppi, istituzioni).
I decisori politici devono saper gestire quotidianamente una realtà urbana che si fonda su contraddizioni e conflitti che possono scaturire da fenomeni come - ad esempio - l'immigrazione, la globalizzazione economica, il progresso tecnologico. E' in tale contesto che emergono nuove modalità del vivere insieme, dell'essere appunto cittadini, sotto i profili contrapposti dialogo-non dialogo, inclusione-esclusione, uguaglianze-diseguaglianze, socialità-estraniamento, ecc.
Il tema proposto si presta ad essere esaminato in un'ottica multidisciplinare e comparatistica, coinvolgendo trasversalmente diversi settori del diritto e materie quali, la storia e la filosofia, la criminologia, l'architettura e l'urbanistica, la sociologia e la demografia.
Mediolanum Underground at "Bibe Vivas", curated by Prof. Barbara Biscotti in collaboration with Milano-Bicocca University | Civico Museo Archeologico di Milano | 2015
An ongiong project between a Roman Law Professor and a visual artist, intersecting the discipline of the scientific reaserch with the undiscipline of the art practice, observing the subtle form of a knowledge.
A walk around Milano with a Roman Law Professor looking for ancient Roman ruins among subways, parking lots, apartment blocks. (about 15 photos series, all from film, variable dimension, 2015). The project preview was presented at Civico Museo Archeologico di Milano. Partecipating Professors: Mariavittoria Antico Gallina, archeologist, Universita’ Cattolica di Milano; Barbara Biscotti, Roman Law Historian, Universita’ di Milano-Bicocca; Filippo Maria Gambari, Superintendent of Archeology of the Lombardy Region; Gianfranco Valle, geologist and geoarcheologist.
Mediolanum Underground | B/W film photographic series, 30 images.
Come to Venice at Structures of Feelings | Royal College of Art | curated by Adam Kaasa and Yoke Sum Wong | 2015
The title of this meeting is inspired by Raymond William’s Structures of Feeling essay (1977) in which we explore “a kind of feeling and thinking which is indeed social and material, but each in an embryonic phase before it can become fully articulate and defined exchange.” It is this embryonic phase that we give attention to in the experiencing of architecture as immaterial and material and as we navigate its configurations – negotiating towards the affective consciousness of spatial form/s that is at once social and personal – emergent and emerging – in an ‘interrelating continuity’.
How do spatial forms contribute to, as Susan Lepselter writes, an ethnography of emergent feeling? How do we feel architecture and world it – taking worlding as a way of apprehension and comprehension – giving it a structure that we make (non)sense of. The bridging of thought and feeling, the sensations that we encounter in built environments – despair, happiness, joy, fear, dread, hope, disgust nostalgic, warmth and so on – are often evoked instantaneously before we begin to stitch the narratives together or to grasp why we are attuned to the spaces the way we do. Another way of framing it is through Kathleen Stewart’s ‘atmospheric attunements’ which “attend to the quickening of nascent forms, marking their significance in sounds and sights and the feel of something’s touch or something penetrating…[turning] a potentiality into a threshold to the real.”
Come to Venice | Winner at The Istituto Veneto’s International Journalism Prize for Venice | 2014
The Prize will reward a press article or a video report on Venice that stands out for its acute understanding of the multifaceted social, economic, natural or artistic aspects of the Venetian situation.
The Prize (€. 5,000) will be presented by a Committee to be appointed by the Istituto Veneto’s Governing Board. The Judging Committee for the 2013 edition of the Prize will include the Institute’s Governing Board and the Members Lady Frances Clarke, Leopoldo Mazzarolli, Antonio Paolucci, Pierre Rosenberg, Wolfgang Wolters and Alvise Zorzi.
The emeritus Chancellor of the Institute, Sandro Franchini, is appointed Secretary of the Committee.
Judging Committee Motivation:
The movie Come to Venice by Benedetta Panisson transcends the documentary level by presenting a sort of 'intimate diary' where some Venetians, whose faces are hidden, tell why they live in Venice, what is missing, what is essential, what they love and what they hate in this city. The voices, alive and sincere, accompanied by the dramatic sound of the sirens of the high tide, become 'collective voices', the expression of a common feeling. The reasons to love Venice and to resist you, despite the hardships, and the final sound of the bells of St. Mark, free your heart from anguish. Originality of setting, excellent quality of filming and editing make this film worthy of the Istituto Veneto per Venezia award
Come to Venice at Bozar | Palais des Beaux Arts, Bruxelles | Narratives for change: the united power of people, stories and technologies to induce change | Workshop organized by ECLT | 2014
The event is held under the High Patronage of the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The workshop will analyze the role of narratives for public engagment at the nexus of science, ICT, and the Arts. The workshop will gather experts from different filds (S&T, policy and the Arts) to discuss ideas and share experiences in public engagement by use of the combined power of narratives, new technologies, and the Arts. The event is organized by EC funded program “Emergency by Design”. Artists, scientists, policy makers, as well as citizens rely on and construct nerratives when they produce artwork, theories, policies, or social movements. Such narratives become part of and forge an identity and are themselves transformed through their use. THe program “Emergency by Design” is setting up a digital platform that allows monitoring such transformations.
Come to Venice at Ca’ Foscari University | Designing a more sustainable Europe: stories for changes and innovation | Workshop organized by ECLT, INSITE, Ca’ Foscari, 2014
ECLT (European Centre for Living Technologies, Ca’ Foscari interuniversity research centre) investigates the living technologies: artefacts and processes (from nano-scale to social scale) that take form and act based on typical biological process: self-organization, adaption, development. Can an artistic vision and narration produce a sustainable change? Can it show its own story from a differnt point of view?
During the workshop Benedetta Panisson, together with a team of researchers anf project curator, Amerigo Nutolo, tlked about: the dark side of communication, the victim-executioner sadian mechanism, the deep victim point of view, comformism and bourgeoisie as impossiblity of a tragic feeling, the use of the high tide siren as general state of alarm, a community loosing its own sense of community.
Come to Venice case study in a reaserch by Prof. Laura Burocco | Universidade do Rio de Janeiro | published in Concinnitas | Revista do Istituto de Artes da UERJ: https://www.e-publicacoes.uerj.br/index.php/concinnitas/article/view/21191/15273