Con MOI Round table discussion @ PAV

Friday, October 14, 2016, 3 pm
PAV, via Giordano Bruno 31, Torino, meeting open to the public

We invite you to participate in the informal meeting with representatives of public administration, culture and civil society, which aims to exchange mutual testimonies born from practices that act, at different levels, to overcome the precariousness in which the migrant population finds itself.

Speakers:
Orietta Brombin, curator AEF, PAV; Marguerite Kahrl, Marco Regoli, Anna Tavella, Mahamd Lamen, Yussef Dawud, Seedy Ceesay, Juma Mohamed, Laila Sofi, Gruppo Con MOI; Monica Cerutti, Assessore Pari Opportunità, Diritti Civili, Diritto allo Studio, Politiche giovanili, Immigrazione, Cooperazione decentrata e Diritti dei Consumatori – Regione Piemonte; Rebecca De Marchi, curator; Valter Giuliano, journalist; Alfredo Mela, Department of Architecture, Politecnico di Torino; Vanessa Marotta, researcher LVA ong; Omar Sheikh Esahaq Suad, Circoscrizione 8; Elena Carmagnani, Orti Alti, Torino; Debora Boaglio, Diaconia Valdese; Alessia Toldo, Territorial Planning and Local Development, Politecnico di Torino.

Con MOI, following the March 2015 workshop, and with outcomes partly visible in the PAV exhibition Wild Energies: people in motion – a double solo exhibition by Marguerite Kahrl and Marjetica Potrc – was born from a collective, open process, and through a series of meetings and workshops with some teachers of the MOI school “Zakaria Kompaore” led by Marguerite Kahrl and Marco Regoli.
It is a project in progress, transformative, a vehicle of encounters between people of different cultures and geographical origins, designed as a possible model of intentional community and solidarity around the PAV and the city of Turin.

Within this space is Con MOI, born in Turin in May 2015 inside some buildings of the former Olympic village – the so-called Ex-MOI area – in via Giordano Bruno, in the Lingotto district, where the group of migrant and Italian citizens is formalizing itself in Associazione di Promozione Sociale.

A foodsharing project conceived by Con MOI, catalyzes the first months of the process. The collection of unsold food from local markets, private citizens and other retailers – and without the use of money – reduces the dispersion of resources, reinvests the surplus in actions marked by the ethics of environmental and immaterial care. The expression “Con MOI” evokes, acts, the possible reciprocity and invites all people to take part in the process. It seeks and implements solutions to reformulate perceptions of self and the other, encouraging and facilitating new personal and social attitudes, both internal and external to the group itself.
The project is developing with artistic laboratories, emphasizing re-creative, functionalizing, documentary and narrative activities, whose goal is to be a source of cooperative identity development and to move actions and practices in contexts of social and political vulnerability to foster a critical, and harmonic consciousness.

Group portrait of Con MOI, 2016. Photo by Alberto Autiero

http://parcoartevivente.it/con-moi/

Italian version

venerdì 14 ottobre 2016, ore 15
PAV, via Giordano Bruno 31, Torino, incontro aperto al pubblico

Vi invitiamo a partecipare all’incontro informale con rappresentanti della pubblica amministrazione, cultura e società civile, che ha come obiettivo lo scambio di reciproche testimonianze nate da pratiche che agiscono, a livelli differenti, per il superamento della precarietà in cui la popolazione migrante si trova.

Intervengono:
Orietta Brombin, curatore AEF, PAV; Marguerite Kahrl, Marco Regoli, Anna Tavella, Mahamd Lamen, Yussef Dawud, Seedy Ceesay, Juma Mohamed, Laila Sofi, Gruppo Con MOI; Monica Cerutti, Assessore Pari Opportunità, Diritti Civili, Diritto allo Studio, Politiche giovanili, Immigrazione, Cooperazione decentrata e Diritti dei Consumatori – Regione Piemonte; Rebecca De Marchi, curatrice; Valter Giuliano, giornalista; Alfredo Mela, Dipartimento di Architettura, Politecnico di Torino; Vanessa Marotta, ricercatrice LVA ong; Omar Sheikh Esahaq Suad, Circoscrizione 8; Elena Carmagnani, Orti Alti, Torino; Debora Boaglio, Diaconia Valdese; Alessia Toldo, Pianificazione territoriale e sviluppo locale, Politecnico di Torino.

Con MOI, dopo il workshop di marzo 2015, e con esiti in parte visibili nella mostra del PAV Wild Energies: persone in movimento – doppia personale di Marguerite Kahrl e Marjetica Potrc – nasce da un processo collettivo, aperto, e attraverso una serie di incontri e workshop con alcuni insegnanti della scuola del MOI “Zakaria Kompaore” condotti da Marguerite Kahrl e Marco Regoli.
Si tratta di un progetto in progress, trasformativo, veicolo di incontro tra persone caratterizzate da culture e provenienze geografiche varie, pensato come un possibile modello di comunità intenzionale e solidale attorno al PAV e nella città di Torino.

In questo spazio si colloca Con MOI, nato a Torino nel maggio del 2015 all’interno di alcune palazzine del villaggio Olimpico – la cosiddetta area dell’Ex-MOI – in via Giordano Bruno, nel quartiere Lingotto, dove il gruppo di cittadini migranti e cittadini italiani si sta formalizzando in Associazione di Promozione Sociale.

Il progetto di foodsharing ideato da Con MOI, catalizza i primi mesi del processo. La raccolta di cibo invenduto proveniente dai mercati rionali, da privati cittadini e altri rivenditori – e senza l’utilizzo di denaro – riduce la dispersione di risorse, reinveste il surplus in azioni improntate all’etica della cura ambientale e immateriale. L’espressione “Con MOI” evoca, agisce, muove le possibili reciprocità e invita tutte le persone a prender parte al processo. Ricerca e mette in atto soluzioni per riformulare le percezioni di sé e dell’altro, favorendo e facilitando nuove attitudini personali e sociali, sia interne che esterne al gruppo stesso.
Il progetto si va sviluppando con attività artistiche, laboratoriali, ri–creative, rifunzionalizzanti, documentali e narrative, il cui obiettivo è quello di essere fonte di sviluppo cooperativo identitario e di muovere azioni e pratiche in contesti di vulnerabilità sociale e politica per favorire una coscienza critica e armonica.

WILD ENERGIES Persone in movimento

PAV Parco Arte Vivente
Centro sperimentale d’arte contemporanea

Marguerite Kahrl, Marjetica Potrč

curated by Marco Scotini
8 July – 23 October 2016

The idea of Participatory design and that of Social architecture, developed by Slovenian architect and artist Marjetica Potrč, are interpreted on this occasion in the joint exhibition with Marguerite Kahrl, Wild Energies: people in motion. The exhibition project starts from an analysis of the urban areas around PAV, carried out in the context of the collective workshop Wild Energies: wind, fire and people in motion, held by the two artists at PAV (March 2015) and includes work from the resulting project Con MOI.

The exhibition project starts from an analysis of the urban areas around PAV, carried out in the context of the collective workshop Wild Energies: wind, fire and people in motion, held by the two artists at PAV (March 2015) and includes work from the resulting project Con MOI.

Mini Moi portraits by Con MOI members (foreground) Marguerite Kahrl, sector drawings (background)
Photo: PAV
Photo: Con MOI
Photo: PAV

Con MOI (born May 2015) is a self-funded group of volunteers: Italian citizens and ‘migrants’. Our multi-ethnic network is founded on the concepts of solidarity, environmental ethics, and the gift economy, to promote trust, connection, and intercultural communication.

Marguerite Kahrl, “(W)here-sectors” (2011) graphite, watercolor, pencil on paper, 30 x 40 cm

Press release

PAV Parco Arte Vivente
Centro sperimentale d’arte contemporanea
via Giordano Bruno 31, 10134 Torino
+39 011 3182235 – www.parcoartevivente.it

Workshop_40/ Wild energies: vento, fuoco e persone in movimento

Led by Marguerite Kahrl and Marjetica Potrč

PAV | PARCO ARTE VIVENTE | Centro sperimentale d’arte contemporanea
Via Giordano Bruno, 31 10134 Torino t/f +39 011 3182235.

Friday, March 20, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., meeting with contact persons
Saturday, March 21, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., participatory planning with groups

During a one-year participatory project, Marguerite Kahrl and Marjetica Potrč, working closely with residents, aim to make a new Permaculture map of the neighborhood and an on-site project in the neighborhood.

In contrast to maps showing urban elements such as spaces, buildings and their function, the new Permaculture map aims to trace how wild energy passes thru the neighborhood, including flows of wind, noise, water, people and plants in this highly transient neighborhood. The Permaculture map aims to build a new understanding of how to achieve a sustainable existence in a neighborhood in constant flux. The PAV neighborhood presents a great opportunity to understand the city in permanent change, and for residents to take action. The map can be used as a tool for residents to interpret the place in a new way, shape participative governance in their neighborhood, while redefining their lives and environment towards sustainable urban existence. Finally, Kahrl and Potrč will design an on-site project together with residents to show the power of the neighborhood and to start the transition to a more resilient community.

In contrast to maps that show urban elements such as public spaces, buildings and their uses, mapping using permaculture methodology aims to trace the natural, wild energy that flows through the area, including wind flows, environmental noise, waterways, people and plants that transit within the neighborhood. The permaculture map that will be created aims to build a new awareness of how to achieve a more sustainable existence in an ever-changing neighborhood. The area in which PAV is located represents a great opportunity to understand the changing city and the actions that its residents can promote. The map can be used by the inhabitants as a tool to interpret the spaces in a new way, to find forms of participatory management of their neighborhood and the possibility to redefine their life and environment in the direction of a sustainable urban existence. Marguerite Kahrl and Marjetica Potrč intend to promote a field project together with residents to show the strength of the neighborhood and initiate a transition towards a resilient community model.

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