Larnaca airport, 2004 (by aMAZElab archive)

February 21, 2006


Urban interventions, workshops, films, debates, cultural exchanges, publications

A project by aMAZElab
artistic direction claudia zanfi gianmaria conti

GOING PUBLIC is a mobile open platform, a network of production, reflection and cultural exchange, that establishes itself in peripherical areas. GOING PUBLIC invites artists to work on places of the city, such as railway stations, public libraries, schools, ect. The project develops an attitude for intervention in social issues, together with local communities, in the fold of public policy, nomadism, of todays precarious and temporary settlements. The researches are addressed to contemprary subjects such as: mobility, borders, new geographies, new EU, mediterranean and eastern cultures, micro-geographies, ect…

At its 5° edition, the Going Public project will develop, over the year, a series of activities and appointments for reflection and research, such as:
Cyprus Day. Rebuilding geographies
25th February 2006, at Fondazione Pistoletto/Cittadellarte, Biella

For the first time in Italy, there will be a study day dedicated to Cyprus, its culture and its human and territorial geography, the social issues, the green line, the wall crossing the town of Nicosia, the co-operation activities between the communities in the North and South of the Island, as well as its artistic events and cultural exchanges.

A round table to bring creativity into the problems of one of the hottest spots in the Mediterranean area. The subject will be discussed with contributions from:
- Michelangelo Pistoletto, artist and art director of Cittadellarte, a foundation working to inspire a responsible change in society through artistic ideas and creative projects. – Claudia Zanfi, art director of aMAZelab, creator of the Going Public social and public art project. - Socrates Stratis, architect and urban designer in Nicosia, offering his research experience in to subject of territories in transformation. - Sophia Karamani, art critic, part of the cypriot Social Gym collective, protagonist of creative projects targeted toward responsible transformation of the social sphere. - H. Meyric Hughes, Chairman of Manifesta, who will present the 6° edition of the contemporary art event in Nicosia.

The round table will be introduced by Chiara Bertola (co-founder Love Difference project); it begins at 4 pm, via Serralunga 27, Biella, and is open to the public.
From 10 pm the evening will continue with a number of films and video on the subject of the Mediterranean area and its cultures.

The meeting is organised by aMAZElab ( www.amaze.it ), which has been working since 3 years on the theme of cultural interchange in Cyprus, together with Fondazione Pistoletto/ Cittadellarte and Love Difference ( www.lovedifference.org ), Artistic Movement for an InterMediterranean Policy.

GOING PUBLIC06 is Supported by:
Regione Emilia Romagna; Provincia di Modena; Comune di Formigine.
In collaboration with:
Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella; Fondazione Olivetti, Roma; Platform Garanti, Istanbul; Socrates Stratis AA U Association, Nicosia; Ashkal Alwan Association, Beirut; Metropolis University, Barcellona; IUAV, Venezia.
DARC, Ministero Beni Artistici e Culturali Roma

For info: aMAZElab, ph/fax 39.02 6071623, info@amaze.it, www.amaze.it

February 21, 2006

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