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A look and an approach on Mobility


The mobility is where major social, political and ecological issues of our time meet. But what do we know exactly about modern mobility? We want to reflect upon mobility both as a way to physically occupy space and as a virtual interchange of knowledge.

Given this dichotomy, the Centre sees the social and cultural aspects of mobility as inseparable within the modern debate. In fact, the Centre looks at mobility as an opportunity to enhance cross-national dialogues as a result of either a proximity or a distance, low or fast, urban or rural.

Areas of action

The Centre studies mobility by analysing its relationship with life-styles and territories, intending the subject matter in its wider acceptance: individual- collective, cultural-religious, artistic-scientific. It is about thinking of the transformations required in order to take action on our life-styles by proposing valid moving transitions, both from the quality and quantity point of view.

In a joint effort from experts, planners, designers and artists from different backgrounds, the Centre promotes an approach based on the sharing of experience, alongside exploring mobility through debate and broader perspectives.

For this reason, we act following two main axes:


To travel the distance: travelling as an active experience to discover oneself and the others. 


Home – Family – Tourism – Religion – Food – Health – Transports


How has the way we work, move and live changed How are the relationships between speed and slowness, change and stillness, close and far organised? From people’s perspective, how is movement experienced, either physical or virtual? How do we take control of time while travelling? What are the emotions and the implications? How do we fantasise about travelling? What are the competences used by people to control their movements and the areas in which they live and work? How do they gain such competences? What are the alternatives in terms of mobility in a petrol-free world? Does the mobility of some means the immobility of others?


Here, There, Elsewhere. An idea of Position, Localization and Mobility.


Work – Politics – Economy – Art – Design – Architecture – Digital – Military


How are people’s lives between physical and virtual journeys organised? What is the search for a more or less social mobility and stability about? What forms of potential mobility should be encouraged? What shouldn’t? With what means? Is it possible to imagine a pass-par-tout passport on a world scale? Is design able to make these fantasies true? How can we rethink the transports communication in terms of urban planning? How can we create important public spaces to stay connected with the others? How do art and culture move? How and at what speed do information travel?

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