OHT_Little Fun Palace

TALK_EUI Engaged Academics

May 9, 2019 18:00

PARC Performing Arts Research Centre Firenze | IT


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A roulotte. A tiny and portable pavilion. A bar. An ephemeral gathering place. An homage to the Fun Palace; the cult project by architect Cedric Price and theatre director Joan Littlewood that back in the 60’s wanted to realize a university of the street, a laboratory of fun.

Little Fun Palace is a project by OHT, an ever-changing place for encounters, talks, balls, gigs and any other form of possible spontaneity. This is a project focusing on the moment right after the cultural activity; the moment in which ideas, words and people’s encounters require space to happen.
Little Fun Palace tackles a contemporary void exhuming the raison d’être of public areas; that one of being an open forum for spontaneous encounters.
Little Fun Palace brings together artists, philosophers, economists, scientists, engineers, musicians, architects, sociologists, writers, meteorologists, and so on that will dialogue on urgent and appropriate themes.
Little Fun Palace explores every aspects of realty in its diverse areas and shapes. This is a seriously spontaneous survey releasing intelligence from any cirrus of intellectualism.

 

OHT explores reality and its representation without formal, disciplinary and emotional limitations.
Established in 2008 by Filippo Andreatta, OHT has achieved national and international collaborations such as Haydn Foundation, NYC Artists’ Salon (USA), Romaeuropa festival, CRT Teatro dell’Arte Triennale Milan (IT), the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation (USA), Whitechapel Gallery London (UK), Teatro della Tosse Genova, Italian Cultural Institute of Vienna (AT), MAXXI museum of the arts of the XXI century Rome (IT), among the others. Finally, Centrale Fies and MART Museum of modern and contemporary art have frequently been partners of various projects, either for productions or for premieres.
OHT has been honoured with awards for artistic excellence, including Nuove Sensibilità for young theatre directors (2008), Movin’Up award for young artists (2016 and 2017) and OPER.A 20.21 Fringe (2017).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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