Diaphasis. Art and planning in public sphere

Diaphasis. Art and planning in public sphere

Temporary Editorial Unit / Corniolo Art Platform

31 July – 2 August 2012

Borgo San Lorenzo, Firenze (Italy)



Building work and cooperation methodologies within the public sphere in Southern Italy; the interception and the in-deep examination of the current social, political and cultural changes; the archive as educational, artistic and generative practise: these are the fields of research of Diaphasis, the temporary editorial unit settled by Archiviazioni at Corniolo Art Platform.

The three focuses are at the base of the evolution of Archiviazioni’s project, which, a year and half after being launched, joins the activities of inveestigation and discussion about contemporary South with the creation of a group of artistic and interdisciplinar planning, with the aim to combines critical thinking and research to actions, by offering competences and planning methodologies.


For Archiviazioni the Corniolo’s appointment is a moment for production and definition of a new human, methodological and operating framework, and is a moment for starting a process of identification of forms of sychrony and complementarity with other subjects and artistic/interdisciplinary organizations active in similar social-cultural contexts, in Italy and abroad, that could settle a network of local autonomous unities under a common agenda.


The research team gathered in Corniolo alternates work sessions, debates and strategy-planning, sharing and convivial spaces opened to other aritsts, curators and theoricians invited to join the workshop, whose outcome will be a Journal to be published in the fall 2012.


Archiviazioni (Giusy Checola, Federica Scorza, Pietro Gaglianò, Diego Segatto), Paolo Mele (Ramdom Association, Lecce),Stefano Taccone (art historian and curator, Napoli), Anna Saba Didonato (art historian and curator, Foggia), Daniele Guadalupi (artist and curator, Brindisi), Angelo Bianco (SoutHeritage Foundation, Matera), Ilaria Mariotti (curator, Pisa),Valentina Dessì (iovogliotornare.it, Cosenza), Lucia Giardino (art historian and curator, Firenze – Guilmi).

The afternoon sessions: Susanna Ravelli (EU planner, Milan), Alessandra Poggianti (art critic and curator, Livorno – Mexico),Juan Pablo Macias (artist and curator, Mexico), Francesca Recchia (independent researcher, from India), Emanuela Baldi(Love Difference), Markus Miessen (architect and researcher, Berlin), Ilaria Lupo (artist and cultural manager, Beirut), artistsPaolo Parisi, Enrico Vezzi, Mirko Smerdel, Bernardo Giorgi, Leone Contini, Gaetano Cunsolo and Kali Nikolou.


www.archiviazioni.org / www.cornioloartplatform.net