[spectre] 30th January - Borders Project

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VenICE      >       Mestre

LJUBLJANA         >       Pirano

November 2003 / December 2004


Analysis, meanings, significance ·

In 2004 PROJECT BORDERS gets underway, the first appointment being on 
30th January in the Aula Magna of IUAV at the Tolentini, where the 
first day of work and study will take place. This first meeting will 
be international in character with a strong presence of the Italian 
and Slovenian institutions representing the many aspects of the 
subject. Well-known scholars will come together in Venice to analyse 
the concept of borders and to study the changes that, over the years, 
have crisscrossed in different areas of the social, cultural and 
economic life of our communities.

The project has been realised in collaboration with the Commune of 
Venice, the Veneto Region, the Italian Government and is co-financed 
by the European Union (Interreg IIIA CBC Italy/Slovenia).

The first study day will gather international speakers to present the 
different phases of the project and to outline the borders that 
impose limits on human action today, starting with our daily lives.

The meeting will open at 10am with a presentation by  Professor 
Marino Folin, the Rector of IUAV, who will be followed by the 
coordinators of  the four sections of the project, Aurora Fonda, 
Matteo Ghidoni, Luca Racchini, Aljosa Dekleva and Mauro Marzi who 
will briefly explain the forthcoming stages of the project.


Speakers who have had the chance to investigate the different 
meanings of the term Îbordersâ during the course of their work or 
study have been invited to take part in the meeting. Thus, space has 
been given to Italian and Slovenian sociologists to highlight the 
analogies and differences to be found between Sloveniaâs present 
transitory condition and the Western state of things linked to a 
predefined market economy.

Architects will reveal to us the limits lurking in our towns and 
cities, on city outskirts and in general, while writers and art 
historians will enable us to understand better the limits created in 
the cultural and communication universe.  

Participants will include:

          Carlos Basualdo ö Curator and art critic, Argentina/United States

          Boris Podrecca ö Architect who lives between Venice, Austria

          Piero Zanini ö Architecture scholar, Italy

          Piero Vereni ö Researcher of borders, Italy

          Slavoj Zizek ö Sociologist and philosopher, Slovenia

          Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed ö Writer and sociologist

          Ales Debeljak ö Writer and sociologist, Slovenia

          Lev Kreft- Professor of Aesthetics at the University of 
Ljubljana, Slovenia

          Alberto Gasparini ö Sociologist at the University of Gorizia

          Predrag Matvejevic ö Writer and essayist

          Amos Luzzatto ö President of Union Jewish Community in Italy

          Stefano Boeri - Architect, Italy

Kurt W. Forster ö Director of the Venice Biennale of Architecture Î04

          Carlo Spoldi ö Greenpeace Italy

Project Promoter: Patagonia Art

In collaboration with: IUAV Venice, Commune of Venice

Concept: Aurora Fonda

Coordination: Lucia Pecoraro

Press office: Roberta Lombardo Hurstel

For information:

Galleria A+A

Centro Espositivo 

San Marco, Calle Malipiero 3073

30124 Venezia 

Tel/Fax: 041 27 70 466        

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