collaboration, food, social art practice

social soups

Social Soups 2.0 is a platform project for the aesthetics of social activities related to food. Social Soups is an art and design platform project that focuses on food and urban farming to nourish living and working conditions. It aims to enhance the quality of life for individuals and communities by providing access to fresh, locally-sourced produce and to satisfy the need for beauty as sustenance for the soul. Since 2020, Social Soups strives to inspire a healthier and more equitable society through its initiatives. Activities range from designed objects and art installations to living and working design, as well as art performances. Social Soups brings in creativity, high-tech, low-tech, […]

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:

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 […]