@ 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.












Massimo Sacchetti arrives at Villa Bombrini_ first day @ Social Soups in Residence

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@ Respons(ability Food Care

September 24 – 25


We are glad to take part at Respons(ability Food Care by Cristina Pistoletto.




Social Soups is mapped in Geographies of Changes by Cittadellarte

VIEW THE SITE Geographies of Changes


“Geographies of Change is a project which draws a new geography made up of places where organizations of different nature and origin have started and are carrying out practices of real sustainability in the most diverse fields and sectors of the collectivity. The current process of transformation of every aspect of our life in the sign of responsibility, developed in each specific context by the projects included in this constantly updated mapping and by many others not yet included, is thus made visible and above all accessible and therefore open to opportunities for connections and collaborations.

Since 2003, when Cittadellarte started to systematically catalogue responsible practices in their different declinations around the world, the global movement of social awareness has reached a wider and wider scope of individuals, communities and institutions.

The project Geographies of Change maps this movement into the form of a participative online archive which intends to be a utility contributing to achieving two strategic global objectives: making public, visible and usable the common good represented by the concrete experiences already active in the world, and facilitating connections, both within this geography and among its hubs and any other civil society organization with which to build bridges and collaboration paths.

Created by Cittadellarte and the University of Ideas as a platform for research and action, it means to be an open project in progress, generated by the users themselves: everybody is invited to position themselves within this geography and to explore it experimenting its potential in the context of their own research and practice.

The ultimate goal of the Geographies of Change is making the impact of the practices aiming at changing our societies more obvious, shared, incisive and deep. Each of us is invited to question themselves about assuming a role which goes beyond being a member of a hypothetical democratic audience to such a wide and participative process, this way developing the role of a direct protagonist of demopraxy.

Cittadellarte is a new model of artistic and cultural institution which places art in direct interaction with the different sectors of society, in order to inspire and produce a responsible transformation through creative ideas and projects.

Michelangelo Pistoletto’s symbol Rebirth is an elaboration of the mathematical sign for infinity. The two opposite circles represent nature and artifice, the central circle is the conjunction of the two and represents the womb of rebirth.
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artist talk with Zaid Baqaeen and Ahmad Malki


On August 02, 2016 at 06.00 pm in the Sala Solimena in the Villa Bombrini will take place a public artist talk with the filmmakers Zaid Baqaeen and Ahmad Malki, who will present their work and basic concept, which inspired the movie for the Social Soups residency.

Il 2 Agosto 2016 alle ore 18.00 nella Sala Solimena di Villa Bombrini, in un pubblico artist talk i due registi Zaid BaQaeen e Ahmad Malki presenteranno le loro opere e il concetto di base che li ha ispirati nel loro movie per la residenza Social Soups.




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