Ettore Favini, FuoriLuogo, 15.03.2007

what we do

archive and research
Our visual arts library is open to the public, is constantly updated and offers information and services to art students and scholars, and professional people – from architects, landscape developers and town planners.
The library is careful to maintain a lively dialogue with an heterogeneus public, thanks to a monthly newsletter and the new web magazine Artsoup.
The library also receives and classifies documents from personal and gallery archives of importance promoting new research and publications such as the Fondo Maria Colao, part of the archive of the Roman Galleria Primo Piano.

projects
One of Connecting Cultures’ main activities is to work with artists on public projects in problematic urban areas. Artists, working as catylists for change whether in city centres or in edge cities or periurban areas, are not marketing  oriented and may raise politically sensitive issues difficult to deal with. We strongly believe in the necessity to confront these issues reaching beyond social assistance and politically correct or incorrect policies, basing ideas for change on new perspectives and the involvement of all stakeholders into the equation.
Our ongoing Art and Survival programme based on artists working with Human Rights issues in countries devastated by widespread warfare has developed a variety of reflections and ramifications.
We have founded and manage global and local social networks and digital platforms such as artplaces.org (now under reconstruction) and imaginingparcosud.org (also being updated).

events
Throughout the year we organize events, conferences, public discussions and we invite artists to present projects in progress for the series of meeting OutOfPlace.

education
We organize interdisciplinary workshops for young professionals (including master courses) on landscape and land use recognition.

publications
We coordinate editorial projects and publish books, as a result of Connecting Cultures’ projects and activities.