November 30, 2016 - December 3, 2016 10:00
Fabbrica Europa is one of the partner of the 14th ELIA Biennial Conference “Turn Mirrors Into Windows”, that will take place from November 30 to December 3 2016 in Florence. Host of the Conference is Palazzo Spinelli, in partnership with many other arts and higher arts education institutions of the city.
The ELIA Biennial Conference is the largest conference on higher arts education worldwide, drawing an audience of approximately 500 directors, artists, lecturers and thinkers.
This year’s theme: TURN MIRRORS INTO WINDOWS
Europe has transformed almost beyond recognition over the past years. Thanks to technological evolution, globalization and open border policies, we find ourselves working and living in close connection to the rest of the world. At the same time Europe’s self-conception as a place of tolerance, inclusion and prosperity is increasingly challenged by complex issues such as large migration processes, an ageing population, emerging radicalism and shifting economic powers.
The programme (available on www.elia-artschools.org/activities/biennial-conference) provides a platform to discuss the questions that are raised by these developments and to consider the role that artists, arts educators and arts education institutions have in the creation of tomorrow’s society. In addition to plenary discussions, research presentations, best practices, networking events, mobile workshops in the city and much more, high profile keynote speakers such as multiple award winning social designer and artist Daan Roosegaarde who will initate the debate. Florence, as a beacon of European cultural heritage and with its turbulent political and artistic history, is the ideal city to have this conversation.
Fabbrica Europa is present with Marina Bistolfi, Head of Education at Fondazione Fabbrica Europa, who is one of the members of the Conference Scientific Committee and Andrés Morte, Fabbrica Europa vice-president, who on December 2 at Palazzo dei Congressi, Villa Vittoria (h 4:00pm – 5:00pm), within the Thematic Session “Preparing the Artists of Tomorrow”, will talk about “Arts Talent Training: A Case of Best Practice”.