I’m really proud to announce that finally we’ve done it – We’ve created a new platform which we wanna boost new opportunities to make contemporary societies and young artists into mutual comparison to create something of absolutely useful for common contents we’re going to analyze and also really creative about cultural perspectives we want to promote with specific agenda of activities.
That’s the aim of Switch on Your Creativity – the cross cultural laboratory presented and sustained by Asian Studies Group, the organization which I manage in Italy, focused on didactic and orientation’s services for professionals and careers toward east Asia.
As first edition with patronage of Milano Expo 2015 and support of Punto Enel Milano, where the event will be opened on 19 of february 2014, we decided to create contest about sustainable development in Milan, the city of the next international EXPO, and on introducing that we made european and asian young artists as part of real artistic dialogue about such topic.
With this contest we would to introduce also the first edition of specific exhibition named with “Award for International Dialogue of Cultures” – many young students from Europe and Asia joined our contest and we think it represents a great occasion to start feeling of being part of the same world, a place where everybody can interact with own vision (and the vision of own group / nation) without forgetting how important it is today to build common structures of communications and relations.
I think that such start could offer for future occasions a really good reference that it’ll be useful on remind us what kind of project we have managed before, helping us on preparing always attractive solutions.
During this first edition we have guided young artists between 18 – 28 years old into personal research about the meaning of sustainable development: we got really optimistic visions about perspectives of future and global society like something of bright and able to sustain new dimension of common good for everybody as we got some works full of criticism about environmental pollution or high energy’s consumption like something that we don’t to get but we absolutely need to feed world’s machine –
It has been really interesting see how for example european vision always put the individual-action in the center of dimension of development (good or bad it could be) whereas asian vision focused the aesthetic research more into role that societies should take on about human – world / cities – environment relations.
As I said many times it’ s fundamental to understand how such different perception of the role of individual marks out the social charisma of specific nation / society; from such perception we should start to discuss about important topics introduced by global events like next EXPO’s edition will take place in Milan in 2015.
Cross cultural dynamics are always our mission.
See you on 19 of february in via broletto 44 at Punto ENEL.