Zafos Xagoraris, Port AMP’s, Athens Biennial, 2007. Courtesy photo aMAZElab; the artist

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FIRST MEDITERRANEAN FORUM IN MILAN
Friday 5th February 2010

18.00 pm-20.00 pm
aMAZElab Creative Space

On Friday 5th February from 6.00 to 8.00 pm aMAZElab Creative Space will host the first meeting of Anna Lindh Foundation – Lombardia network, to which Connecting Cultures has been invited to take part. Focus of the forum will be the diffusion of creativity in the Euro-Mediterranean area.
On this occasion the architect Michele Capasso, president of the Fondazione Mediterraneo, will open the meeting.
Introduction by Claudia Zanfi (aMAZElab Director).

Order of the day:
1. To inform Anna Lindh members about scheduled events, especially related to the Barcelona Forum.
2. Events to promote Anna Lindh Foundation- Italian network during the Barcelona Forum
3. Other cultural promotions and proposals.

On this special occasion of Anna Lindh Foundation Lombardia network, aMAZElab proposes the sound installation by the artist Zafos  Xagoraris (Greece), involved in the public and territorial art project Going Public curated by Claudia Zanfi. Xagoraris has focused his research on urgent topics as the global problem of the border zones, of their mobility and the new geographies. Xagoraris work is based on the Cyprus border line situation, especially on the “ghost cities” case. In these sites, empty and desolated, the artist has collected different sounds and he returns them through a poetic installation dedicated to the Mediterranean sounds.

aMAZElab is a non-profit cultural lab which works for the diffusion and knowledge of contemporary cultures. Founded in 2000 by Claudia Zanfi and Gianmaria Conti, its members and representatives include artists, sociologists, journalists, students, researchers. aMAZElab works as a network for creative production, reflection and cultural exchange, that establishes itself in an interdisciplinare area. aMAZElab develops an attitude for intervention in social issues, in the fold of public policy, nomadism, of today’s precarious and temporary settlements. aMAZElab is committed in researches on territories, communities, micro-geographies, emerging cultures.
Among its main activities and productions: editorial projects, magazines, publications; contemporary art and photo exhibitions; film and video screening; lectures, seminars and symposium; talk and walk tours; urban interventions; international meetings.

Friday 5th February at 6.00 pm
aMAZElab Creative Space
via Cola Montano, 8
20159 -  Milano
www.amaze.it