On International Human Rights Day, the 10th of December, the Values for Survival, The Venice Exploratorium was launched with an online programme. The publication comprises the outcomes of the 14 research tracks of the Venice Exploratorium, which was held from April to August of 2020.
The curators of the Exploratorium Caroline Nevejan (Chief Officer of the City of Amsterdam), Jane da Mosto (We are here Venice) and Huda AbiFarès, responsible for the editorial design of the publication, together with the participants, will talk about the research and reflect on the main question: 'How can intuition and experience be shared between people who do not know each other and cannot meet?' The presentation is accompanied by music of Michel Banabila, who contributed with a composition based on the sounds of the Venice lagoon waters, and a special showing of a video by Steven Elbers.
Values for Survival is the complementary public research programme of Who is We?, the Dutch contribution to the 17th Architecture Biennale in Venice. The programme is commissioned by Het Nieuwe Instituut and orchestrated by the Chief Science Office of the City of Amsterdam.
The Exploratorium was originally intended to take place in Venice during the Biennale. But since the Biennale was postponed, a new format for the Exploratorium had to be developed in which new questions around the nature of collaboration arose. In this process solidarity, again or still, turned out to be crucial. No better moment to talk about the concept of solidarity than exactly seventy-two years after the UN adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
For the Venice Exploratorium, more than 50 artists, scientists, designers and activists mostly from Amsterdam and Venice worked together in teams. They never met before but worked together online, focussing on the social and ecological challenges that Venice and Amsterdam share. During this evening outcomes will be shared but most of all the participants will reflect on how they managed to research together without meeting or knowing each other.
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