Cluster in collaboration with the Architects Association of Turin (FOAT) participates at the Democracy Biennial.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 13:05

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The first edition of the Biennale Democrazia, will take place in Turin the 22 – 26 April 2009, it is an international cultural event entirely dedicated to the ethical and political project of democracy a political system which, by definition, is in constant evolution and development, continually facing new challenges to be overcome. The Democracy Biennial is organized by the City of Turin, the Italia Committee and the Piedmont Regional government. It forms part of a series of programmes and public events called Esperienza Italia organized to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy in 1861. The Democracy Biennial takes its inspiration from the profound studies on democracy carried out by Norberto Bobbio and it is intended to function as a tool for spreading a culture of Democracy that can also be put into practice in everyday life. It aims to create a permanent, ongoing workshop, open to the public, that explores and debates, from both a local and international point of view, the fundamental values of democracy, the forms it has adopted and the challenges it faces today. The event will consist of different preparatory activities (workshops, debates, readings, international forums, in-depth seminars and events actively involving citizens (as well as films, theatre and music events).

In partnership with the Biennale Democrazia the Architects Association of Turin (FOAT), has curated a section, within the event program, entitled “Housing the Democratic City”. The section offers a series of sessions: a workshop, conferences and a call for paper that aim to stimulate reflections on issues related to housing the city, for a future of urban democracy.

Collabaorator of Cluster, Sunil Abraham (India) has been invited to participate at the concluion of the ‘Living the City’ workshop and other events listed here below within the event programme.

SUNIL ABRAHAM’s appointments:

SATURDAY, 25 APRIL h.12:00
India: Impossible and Possible
Conference venue: Gobetti Theatre
Speakers: Sunil Abraham and Paul Divakar, moderator Federico Squarcino.
Simultaneous translations available*

SATURDAY, 25 April h.16:00
Internet and Deliberative Democracy
Roundtable: Gobetti Theatre
Speakers: Sunil Abraham, Philippe Aigrain, Mario Losano
Moderator: Juan Carlos De Martin
Curated by the Polytechnic of Turin /NEXA Center for Internet & Society.
Simultaneous translations available*

SUNDAY 26 April h.17:30
Conference venue: Gobetti Theatre
Living The City
Speakers: Sunil Abraham, Bill Dunster, Cino Zucchi
Curated by the Architects Association of Turin (FOAT)
Simultaneous translations available*

**All conferences are free of charge and based on a first-come first-served policy.**

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