This last week has been a week of major achievements for Cittadellarte in different corners of the world… and around it too, thanks to the adoption by ESA of the
Constantly referring to the Objectives for a Sustainable Development of the UN, please see website, (with which for last five years Cittadellarte has developed a close scientific and political cooperation), the works of the Forum started by acknowledging the paths developed since November 2015 by the protagonists of Cuba’s Rebirth Working Site: from the Network for the Defence of Humanity to the FAO, from the project Barrio Habana in the old part of the capital to the Superior Institute of Arts, together with dozens of other subjects.
The 3rd Rebirth Forum took place in the Gran Teatro de La Habana and was widely covered by the Cuban media.
UNIDEE-University of Ideas was invited to Brooklyn (Red Hook) where the first Alternative Art School Fair was held, involving 60 organizations selected by its curators (the directors of Pioneer Arts and of the Paris Biennale) to participate and represent the most innovative experimentations in the field of contemporary art as a driving force to redefine the social life.
Cittadellarte was in particular invited with UNIDEE-University of Ideas, one of the realities most well known and aknowledged by the over thousand people who visited the beautiful Red Hook spaces during the two-day event just concluded. A precious opportunity to open a dialogue and to network, the participation was also the ideal context for a (fully booked) seminar where Paolo Naldini discussed the sense of art and art education can have in the present context of loss of the tradiotional cultural points of reference.
Chiara Tinonin, former Unidee resident and Rebirth ambassadress for Melbourne, illustrated Cittadellarte and the Third Paradise in the course of a press conference.
From 3rd to 7th May 2017, Cittadellarte will organize a Rebirth Forum addressed especially to the about 2000 primary and secondary schools from the Victoria region, which will send their referents for the best practices of Art and Social Transformation, constituting a specific chapter of the big platform of the Geographies of Change, the portal started by Cittadellarte in 2002 to gather and share concrete experiences showing that the Third Paradise is a road already being travelled.
After a week in Biella, where meetings and seminars on the themes of an alternative economy were held (with the support of the Piedmontese branch of Piemex, the Piedmontese version of Sardex, located in Cittadellarte itself), the workshop was transferred to the Netherlands, where it explored a few issues emerging from the practice the STEALTH.unlimited collective has already activated in the city of Rotterdam with the project City in the Making: in particular the themes of the common goods and the development of economical circuits alternative or complementary to the existing ones, amply tested and clearly in crisis.
On Monday 28th November, thanks to Rebirth ambassador Saverio Teruzzi, the Love Difference Table – Mediterranean Sea was presented in the International Congress Room in the Farnesina, the seat of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Farnesina collection of Contemporary Art already included a work by Pistoletto, The Etruscan.