General Programme

Parallel Sessions

Book of Abstracts

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Cultural Programme


Art-based Workshop A
Photography and feminism in Italy in the Seventies. Mirroring, critical investigation and testimony
Curated by Prof. Cristina Casero, University of Parma, Italy
Participants:  max 20
Bicocca campus
Art-based Workshop B
Feeling is seeing! Emotions and images. The use of photography to move yourself
Can happiness be contagious? A workshop that intertwines words and photographs, where emotions are evoked by images to share within the group a path on feelings and their representation.
Curated by Alice Patriccioli, MUFOCO Museo Fotografia Contemporanea (Museum of Contemporary Photography), Cinisello Balsamo (MI), Italy
Participants: max 20
Bicocca campus
Socio-cultural Workshop C
MUBIG Project: a neighbourhood museum
MUBIG is in an old farmhouse transformed into a low-cost housing project for people of different ages and needs. MUBIG is a participatory project realised by and with the inhabitants of the neighbourhood.
Curated by Anna Chiara Cimoli, Università degli Studi di Bergamo, and Chiara Ciaccheri, ABCittà, Milano, Italy
Participants: max 20
Bicocca District, walking tour
Visit to the Pirelli Foundation (D)
Pirelli, when history builds the future
The Pirelli Foundation, which is based in the heart of the Pirelli Headquarters, preserves over 3.5 km of documents about the company’s history since it was founded in 1872 through the present day. Photographs, drawings and posters, audio-visuals, house organs and company journals, technical papers, architectural documents on the transformation of areas where Pirelli has operated in Italy (such as Bicocca District) and abroad: an extraordinary heritage that illustrates Pirelli’s long tradition and its leading role in the field of research and innovation. A journey to discover 150 years of history, from memories to future scenarios.
Curated by Fondazione Pirelli
Participants: 25
Fondazione Pirelli, Bicocca District, Via Piero e Alberto Pirelli, 25, Milano
Sunday, October 2
14.00-16.00: Visit a contemporary art exhibition in the Bicocca District
Guided tours at Pirelli Hangar Bicocca
Curated by the Pirelli Hangar Bicocca Museum Educator Team, Milano, Italy
Participants: 25 max
Pirelli Hangar Bicocca, Bicocca District, Via Chiese 2, Milano


Conference wonderful dinner concert: Camilla Barbarito and the Sentimento Popolare

Camilla Barbarito is a singer and performer born in Milan in 1978. Her education followed a path ranging from experimental theatre to singing, thanks to some early tours in sub-Saharan Africa where she could get in touch with non-European cultures. She works with several music ensembles and carries on her own original research on Mediterranean folk music inspired by Balkan sounds, Portuguese fado, Greek rebetika music, Argentinian tango and Romany music. Alongside music, she has taken part in many experimental and improvisation-based plays and concerts both as actress and vocal performer. Among others, she has worked with Vladimir Denissenkov, Ivana Monti, Jovica Jovic, Paolo Rossi, Roberta Torre, AGON, Teatro delle Moire, Duccio Bellugi of Theatre du Soleil, Nema Problema Orkestar and Musicamorfosi, as well as various other leading figures of Milan music scene. She is often a guest on the Rai Radio Tre programme Piazza Verdi. She has created the character of Nina Madù, a singer who, along with her band Le Reliquie Commestibili (The Edible Relics), is more and more appreciated on the independent scene. Together with Fabio Marconi, she is artistic director of the music festival La Cura di Dioniso at Van-Ghè Ambulatorio d’Arte. Her latest collaborations include those with Ernesto Tomasini (play ‘Beato chi ci crede’, premiered at Danae Festival 2017) and Arianna Scommegna (workshop co-direction at Granara Festival). 

At the ESREA Triennial Conference 2022 Camilla performed a selection of Mediterranean folk music of Sentimento Popolare with guitarist Fabio Marconi, together creators and artistic directors of all the projects undertaken through the independent association Sciami Cromatici. Their predominantly artistic role as musicians, performers, composers and educators increasingly goes hand in hand with their role as creators of cultural projects for communities, especially foreign ones.


Sentimento Popolare performing during the ESREA 2022 Conference Dinner, Hotel Villa Torretta Milan, 1st October 2022.