Auditorium Santa Chiara
Tue 20, 16:00 – 17:30
Wed 21, 10:30 – 17:30
Thu 22, 10:30 – 17:30

Beyond the Pandemic: the New Concept of Participation 

conference in English 

organized in the framework of the European project Be SpectACTive!

The pandemic has completely changed the concept of “participation”. How can we imagine a new semantic for this notion? What do we want the participation to be from now on the next 5 years? How does it relate to “civil engagement”?

The meeting does not intend to focus on the participatory tactics utilized during the pandemic period (whose digital was undoubtedly the most used one), instead it aims to relaunch the reflection on the deep meaning which is at the basis of all the participatory strategies.

Why right now, more often than ever before, is again the audience’s active participation a central issue of the strategies of the cultural production and what kind of social impact does it create? How participation can be linked to the idea of ​​democracy?

How much is participation – also in relation to the importance assumed by the digital – linked to the topics of equity and equal access opportunities? What kind of role the cultural institutions acquire in contemporary society, both as a form of recovery for citizens in this restart phase, and as places for the development of civic activism?

with the participation of: Zuzana Bednarčiková (Tanec Praha CZ), Lluis Bonet Agusti, Giada Calvano (Universitat de Barcelona ES), Alessandro Carboni (Formati Sensibili), Luisella Carnelli, Elettra Zuliani (Fondazione Fitzcarraldo), Eliza Ceprazaru, Vicentiu Rahău (Teatrul National Radu Stanca Sibiu RO), Giuliana Ciancio (Be SpectACTive!), Annalisa Cicerchia (Università di Roma Tor Vergata), Sandrine Courouble, Camille Daloz, Bastien Molines, Angèle Picgirard (Occitanie en Scène F), Zvonimir Dobrovic, Nina Maštruko (Domino HR), Bas Ernst, Dewi van de Weerd (Embassy of the Netherlands in Italy), Sónia Fernandes, Marta Martins, Cláudia Matos, Mara Neves, Susana Pires, João Proença (Artemrede PT), Pietro Gaglianò (Scripta Festival), Stefan Kaegi (Rimini Protokoll D), Cristian Londoño (Café de las Artes Santander ES), Chiara Organtini, Virag Major (Reshape), Bojan Milosavljevic, Zmaija Popovic (SKC Novi Sad RS), Pierluigi Sacco (Università IULM Milano), Georg Schnetzer (Österreichisches Kulturforum Roma), Anna Šimončičová, Miro Zwiefelhofer (Divadelná Nitra Festival SK), Katja Somrak, Lana Srebot (Plesni Teater Ljubljana SI), Tiina Sööt (Sööt/Zeyringer AT-EE), Julia Sterner (Université de Montpellier F), Famke Struyve (Buda Kunstencentrum Kortrijk BE), Sandrine Teixido (Université de Toulouse F), Barbara Tosti (Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze), Willie White (Dublin Theatre Festival IE), Eva Wolfesberger (Brut Wien AT)