Author: rachela

Social Soups @ TransCultural Exchange Conference

Meet your Colleagues from around the World: TransCultural Exchange’s 2018 International Conference on Opportunities in the Arts 
Come join Social Soups for three stellar-packed days and evenings in Québec City – a UNESCO heritage site at it’s most spectacular. Tap into the unique international art network that is TransCultural Exchange. Connect with artists, curators, residency directors, grant-makers and arts professionals from around the globe.
Take advantage of discount rates. If you register by December 20th, TransCultural Exchange’s 2018 International Conference on Opportunities in the Arts is only $225.00.

And, be sure to make the most of your time. Stay at the Conference hostel headquarters for only $25 per night (including breakfast)! Round up your friends and grab a dorm room for 6 or 8. Book by emailing reservation@hostellingquebec.comor calling toll free 1.866.694.0950. But don’t wait! Accommodations at the Auberge Internationale are going fast – as are the Conference discount rates at the 4-star Hilton (just $119/night).

Conference Dates: February 22nd – 24th
Check it out  
Registration and Scholarship
Soon more!

food in science in art: Serena Porrati @ CREA



This month, the Italian artist Serena Porrati is working at the CREA –  Centro di Orticultura e Florivivaismo as artist in residence, starting today.

                                                                                         III by Serena Porrati, photograph by ©Serena Porrati



Thanks to  CREA – Centro di Orticultura e Florivivaismo







Giovanardi Farmaceutici







What we love to share……

with you is Paola Ricci‘s posts on her blog 3A©t  – Paola Ricci Taste Archeologist@.

Like, for example, this one:

Roland Barthes / Gli alimenti.

 by Paola Ricci

Check it out !



@ festival educazione, scuola e consumo

Social Soups is part of the Festival:

Margherita d’Ayala Valva will moderate the talk/discussion entitled Il Cibo da Prodotto di Consumo a Strumento Creativo  ( food : from consumer products to instrument of creativity) with Social Soups  – Rachela Abbate and Maria Rebecca Ballestra – and the Social Soups guest artist/designer Eduardo Malagigi.

Save the date June 9th,  6.00 – 8.00 pm, Fortezza Vecchia in Livorno

Here the festival booklet



Save The Date – Artist Talk with Sara Rees in Villa Durazzo Bombrini

On November 17 at 18.30 in the Sala Solimena in the Villa Durazzo Bombrini will take place a public artist talk with the artist Sara Rees, who will present her work and research results of the city of Genoa and her relation to the sea.

It will be screened Sara Rees’ latest video work and first part of trilogy Fragments For a City In Ruins, which will be followed by the work developed during the residence in Genoa. After the screening we have the possibility to discuss with the artist about key topics of her work as psychogeography, liminality, political and spiritual space, time qualities and the Mediterranean Sea as a social soup.

Tasting the Sea

The third artist residency 2016 by Social Soups  in Villa Durazzo Bombrini with the Welsh artist Sara Rees. Tasting the Sea is the work title of Sara Rees’  artistic research project, conceptualizing the sea in social and political terms as a global ‘social soup’.

Sara:” The sea both unites and separates us. Recent scientific findings support the hypothesis that all life on earth arose from deep sea hydrothermal vents. It is the primary medium of globalisation, and yet this vast wilderness embodies the unconscious of human civilization. Covering over 70% of the earth (and containing 97% of the earth’s water), the sea remains as mysterious and untamable as the Universe beyond our small planet.
The Social Soup residency’s specific context of Genoa offers rich opportunities to explore the cultural history of the sea in relation to the Anthropocene and contemporary geopolitical concerns, such as the impact of colonialism, neoliberalism, globalisation and empire on the environment, human beings and other life forms. Once a leading mercantile city state and home to Christopher Columbus, today Genoa is Italy’s largest port and home to many fascinating sites that relate to various aspects of sea – the city’s Maritime museum, lighthouse, aquarium, Columbus’ house, the commercial port and the city’s refugee community. I will conduct my research of these sites and liminal communities through the mediums of photography, video and text, and these documents will later form the basis for a film essay, a psycho-geographic exploration of the city and its relationship to the sea.”

The artist in residency program by Social Soups and BizArt is realized thanks to the collaboration of GLFC – Genoa Liguria Film Commission. As special thanks to Bizbizspace, Giovanardi Farmaceutici, Strucural Project and Tecnavi.

Here Sara’s first day working together with Davide, Giulio and Rachela.












Welcome Sara Rees!

to the artist residency from November 7 – 17, 2016

Davide Barabino and Giulio Cataudella  from BizArt on the airport in Genoa….


and here she is……