event, food, social art practice, social transformation


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: https://issuu.com/dida-unifi/docs/libretto_programma_issuu

collaboration, food, social art practice, social transformation

social soups

Social Soups is a platform project for aesthetics of social activities regarding the social implication of food. in collaboration with Maria Rebecca Ballestra Social Soups is a program for social transformation through art focusing on food as an elementary component. The project Social Soups combines artistic and social activities regarding the cultural and social development in specific contexts of urban areas, which hosts cultural and social diversities. Furthermore, the project aims to include aspects of food in relation to territory, science, and environment as well as to call attention to socio-political topics. Social Soups intend to be an open and free participatory and disposable platform with which can be collaborated spontaneously. The […]

food, past project, social art practice

bait al karama

In the late summer 2009, I travelled with the artist Beatrice Catanzaro through the West Bank and made the acquaintance of the members of the Nablus Old City Charity Society. With one of them, Fatima Kadumy, we worked out the idea to build up something together that could combine capacity building for the women in Nablus and artistic activities, two years later was the opening of Bait al Karama. the first women center combining a culinary social enterprise with activities of art and culture, run entirely by women. In these two years among founding Bait al Karama  I was occupied with conceptualizing artistic operation which should merge with local social […]

future project, social art practice

power of fragility

A transdisciplinary project of research and practice on collective consciousness in communication societies related to environmental issues. by Rachela Abbate The project Power of Fragility is a transdisciplinary project of research and practice on collective consciousness in communication societies related to environmental issues. Therefore will be built up a transdisciplinary platform in order to discuss and visualize relations between consciousness and social transformation, which implicate the impact of autonomy on collectivity and related forms and models of public engagement. To filter the multitude of possible topics in this regard was chosen the environmental issues because the global environmental crisis is going beyond geopolitical and economic conditions. The aim is, to […]