Presentation of Tell_US catalog

Wednesday 2nd February, at 18:00, Circolo dei Lettori di #torino @circolettori.

Presentation of the Tell_US, catalog curated by @francesca__simondi with graphic project by Marilia Nogueira and edited by @boite_editions.

The rich documentation, including texts, images, and graphics, tells and gives new shape to the homonymous project, designed to promote sustainable tourism and enhance the culture of artistic ceramics and craftsmanship at Ecovillaggio Torri Superiore, an ancient medieval village in the Ligurian hinterland, a few kilometers from Ventimiglia.
The project is characterized by a transdisciplinary approach, thanks to craftsmanship, architecture, culture, contemporary art, and social dialogue, within a four-phase program.
The catalog is a synthesis of four distinct and complementary moments. The redevelopment and renovation of the ceramic workshop, the promotion of sustainable tourism including site-specific artworks, a rich PUBLIC PROGRAM curated by the artist @cosimo_veneziano, and a workshop focused on the practical return of what was learned.


@marguerite_kahrl and @marullo.emanuele were selected from the applicants who applied for the open call. In the spring of 2021, they worked directly on the Ligurian territory, vis-à-vis the local community. Curious to know them better?

https://www.exibart.com/libri-ed-editoria/il-catalogo-del-progetto-tell_us-presentato-al-circolo-dei-lettori-di-torino/

Artist’s Residence | Sustainable Tourism | Enhancement of Artistic and Artisanal Ceramics

2021 Artist Residence, Torri Superiore

TELL_US is pleased to announce the names of the two artists selected by the jury for the residency at the Ecovillage Torri Superiore, in Liguria!


MARGUERITE KAHRL
&
EMANUELE MARULLO


We would like to thank the 40 artists who participated in the first edition of the TELL_US call.

http://www.tellusproject.org/artisti-vincitori.html

TELL_US  (in italiano RACCONTA_CI; TELLUS/TELLURIS dal latino TERRA) è tra i 37 progetti selezionati dalla Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo per il bando Luoghi della Cultura 2020.

Un’iniziativa inedita ideata e promossa dall’Associazione Culturale Messy Lab, Collettivo di Ceramica in collaborazione con l’Associazione Culturale Torri Superiore grazie al contributo della Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo, maggior sostenitore del progetto.

Il progetto è volto a valorizzare il patrimonio architettonico dell’Ecovillaggio Torri Superiore, antico borgo medievale dell’entroterra ligure situato a pochi chilometri da Ventimiglia, attraverso la riqualificazione del laboratorio di ceramica e la programmazione di residenze per artisti-ceramisti che durante la loro permanenza in ecovillaggio realizzeranno opere e installazioni permanenti, lavorando direttamente sul territorio con il fine di valorizzarne le risorse intrinseche ed instaurare un dialogo diretto tra la cultura della ceramica, la storia e gli elementi architettonici del borgo medievale.

Parte integrante del progetto è incentivare l’economia locale promuovendo un turismo culturale ed eco-sostenibile attraverso la programmazione di corsi intensivi di ceramica abbinati al soggiorno in ecovillaggio, progettati e tenuti dagli artisti ceramisti selezionati per la residenza.

TELL_US prevede anche la programmazione di un public program curato dall’artista Cosimo Veneziano: curatori, direttori di musei e docenti universitari indagheranno il sottile confine tra arte e artigianato a partire dalle riflessioni del sociologo Richard Sennett contenute nel suo saggio “L’uomo artigiano”. Le riflessioni raccolte durante il ciclo di conferenze verranno successivamente pubblicate in un catalog.


http://www.tellusproject.org

Care Beyond Crises

Shifting Degrees of Uncertainty

By Design or by Disaster Conference, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.

17 – 19 December 2020 (7×7 format)

Marguerite Kahrl, Co-founder of Permaculture for Refugees

The conference Care Beyond Crisis addressed coping with crises through care. Care as a way of leading beyond crises by means of coping practices and a transformation approach.

Permaculture Design Course for Syrian Refugee women in Turkey, a project of P4R

Climate change, war, and natural disasters mean that people will be forced to flee from their homes and seek sanctuary more than ever. People, materials, and methods are required to convey the means to manage, scale-up applications, and learn to support vulnerable communities and those living in crowded environments. It is to be expected that Informal settlements will be on the rise.

As a group of experienced practitioners, the collective Permaculture for Refugees (P4R) is united in the belief that permaculture can address the systemic relationship between economic collapse, degraded habitats, loss of the relationship between people, and food security. We became convinced that training refugees in permaculture could offer a springboard to gain confidence and access other long-term social and economic integration opportunities.


Food for crowded populations in an uncertain and compromised future

Northern Real Farming Conference
Permaculture for Refugees (P4R)
Panelists: Rowe Morrow and Marguerite Kahrl
Sep 30, 2020, 10:30 am –12:00 pm

The conference focused on just and sustainable farming and food systems in the North of England and Scotland. Run in partnership with @foodfutures and Oxford Real Farming Conference.

Against a background of uncertainty, and possibly cascading disasters, this panel provides a changed perspective for permaculture regenerative practices applicable to a range of variables and contexts.
 Permaculture is often used in rural settings, which don’t reflect the reality for the majority of the world’s population. This is set against an uncertain and rapidly changing world.
Working with refugees, P4R has gained experience in ways of life that are, unfortunately, likely to become common. With mass migration, crowded settlements will become a new norm in urban and rural areas compounded by economic collapse, global warming, and possibly further pandemics.
 Permaculture has the potential through its relevance to local bioregions and knowledge, and, working through principles to meet their needs. Facing an uncertain future requires people, materials, and methods to convey these to vulnerable communities and those living in crowded environments to the point where they can manage and scale up the learning and applications themselves.

Coordinated by @lessuk