Studio Roma 2014

Facing the crisis: testing rules and practices

Our societies have watched their foundations crumble. Even the most apparently steadfast structures have collapsed. Values considered inviolable have been eroded. History is unpredictable, the crisis is irreversible, present and everywhere: it impacts the economy, politics, culture, the environment, art, the sciences.

Aquila 2014

Field research
18_20 February 2014

18 - 20 February 2014

Research amidst the ruins of L’Aquila, a city struck by a strong earthquake in 2009, offers a way to explore the decision-making, anthropological and social crisis of our society, which we would like to investigate first of all by approaching the social actors in their territorial and local context …


Studio Roma

27 February 2014

The presentation of Studio Roma has been an opportunity in which to open to the city and to discuss institutions in the crisis and formative practices of the crisis. A debate that involves many protagonists of contemporary art, the universities as well as of non-academic experiments …


Peter Utz

28 February 2014

Catastrophe can play a central role in the annual theme of Studio Roma. In addition to field research and anthropological and social reflections, Peter Utz explores the literary dimension of catastrophe …


Readings in common
Paolo Virno

3 - 4 March 2014

In the present economic, political and social crisis, the reading of The Uncanny by Freud can take on an original force: it permits us to underline the ambivalence that a critical situation brings with it, where there is no other refuge than the one outlined by the peril itself …

Teubner 2014

Research seminar
Gunther Teubner‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

13 March 2014

Intertwining the knowledge of the legal sciences with that of the social sciences, with Gunther Teubner an attempt will be made to understand the causes of the crisis in progress and to outline hypothetical solutions, investigating different methods and fields of knowledge …


Case Study
Miltos Manetas

18 - 20 March 2014

We live in days of Metascreen. That’s to say, that screens (not computers) have now become a new layer of Nature. Screens and Networks. 
Screens are things that “project”, “transmit”, “translate” but also “concile”, “isolate”, “protect” …


Field research
Valle del Belice

22 - 26 March 2014

On the night of 14-15 January 1968 a violent earthquake devastated western Sicily along the valley of the Belice River, an area between the provinces of Palermo, Trapani and Agrigento. From that moment on, the earthquake has become the only, all-encompassing filter of vision of a little-known territory.


Workshop Touch of Joy
Peter Friedl

31 March - 12 April 2014

Crises are not a 21st-century invention: 1816, for example, was the “Year without a Summer,” when temperatures fell drastically in many parts of Europe and North America …



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