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Squatting Supermarkets at Mondovì

Squatting Supermarkets at Mondovì

On Friday May 5th 2010 Art is Open Source , FakePress and The Hub Roma will be in Mondovì together with the Piemonte Share Festival and associazione Marcovaldo to present the next steps of the Squatting Supermarkets / iSee project.

Squatting Supermarkets is one of the projects included in the SMIR (Spazi Multimediali per l’Innovazione e la Ricerca / Multimiedia Spaces for Innovation and Research) project, an european project inolving the restoration of two ancient churches in Mondovì (Italy) and Embrun (France) to create a trans-frontier media research center that will investigate on the possibilities for digital arts to collaborate with the development of territories and populations.

We (as AOS and FakePress) are investing a lot on this project, as we feel that arts and social innovation go well together hand in hand in exploring new practices for a more sustainable world.

And we are not alone in this. The Sharing (the association behind the Piemonte Share Festival) and Marcovaldo (an association with a long history of territorial interventions promoting development, the arts, local economies and creativity) have been truly active, lately, on our involvement wih Squatting Supermarkets, and they are setting up an ecosystem of local producers that will form a first official experimentation base for the adoption of the practices designed with iSee / Squatting Supermarkets.

During the next few months we will add a layer of digital reality to the wonderful traditional cheeses, wines, vegetables, salamis and meats, through which producers will be able to inform people about their sustainable production and distribution processes, and people will be able to gather information on what it means for them and for the rest of world to consume critically, accessing informations, documentaries, global sources of information. Finally the products we eat and consume every day will have a story: we will be able to know who produce them, where, how and with what effects on our world. And we will be able to communicate with them and among ourselves, near and far, directly throgh the products that shape our daily lives.

So, we are really excited to get this part of the project going!

And “We” is growing by the minute, as you can read here about the recent collaborations with our friends and partners at The Hub Roma, the research group at the Tor Vergata University in Rome, the students that will produce end-of-course project works on Squatting Supermarkets and iSee at La Sapienza University in Rome. And there will be additions by the minute.

In Mondovì we will present a research poster (you can download the PDF of the poster here) that describes the current state of the research (titled “the Active Consumer“) and the planning we have set up for the next important date for Squatting Supermarkets, around the half of July 2010, back in Mondovì for the next steps of the project and a beautiful event in the medieval city square together with all the artists and initiatives of the SMIR project.

In Mondovì we will also present the new features of the iSee application for iPhone / Android that is at the heart of Squatting Supermarkets, including a new information visualization technology that will be released as Open Source.

So, as usual: stay tuned!

please register at the Facebook Event if you’d like to inform us that you’re coming, and if you want to stay updated on the event:

Facebook Event

More info at:

Squatting Supermerkets – info
Squatting Supermerkets – artistic statement by Salvatore Iaconesi
iSee – info
Zero Impact Technology Prize offered by the EnviParc in Turin – Piemonte Share Festival ‘09
Presentation  @Faculty of Architettura “La Sapienza” May 4th 2010 – Rome

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Squatting Supermarkets again in Mondovì with ToShare.

We will be in Mondovì from Wednesday, 9th December to Sunday, 13th December, together with ToShare, tha Associazione Culturale Marcovaldo and the Town of Mondovì presenting Squatting Supermarkets at the  – SMIR – Multimedia Spaces for Innovation and Research – as part of the European Territorial Co-operation programme Alcotra 2007-2013.

Here below the official programme.

9th December, 2009 / 13th December, 2009

Five days in Mondovì dedicated to multimedia art.

Through the rich programme of events running from Wednesday, 9th December to Sunday, 13th December, Associazione Culturale Marcovaldo and the Town of Mondovì will be presenting to the public a special project dedicated to multimedia art – SMIRMultimedia Spaces for Innovation and Research – as part of the European Territorial Co-operation programme Alcotra 2007-2013.

With this project, the towns of Mondovì and Embrun, in the French Hautes-Alpes department, have sought to express their joint commitment to creating new cultural windows in contemporary art through a highly original approach focused on the latest in innovation.

The five-day programme of events includes an exhibition, conference, workshop and artistic performances, all curated by Simona Lodi, Chiara Garibaldi and Luca Barbeni of Piemonte Share, a platform for the promotion of digital culture in all its artistic and creative forms.

All events offer free admission, and will be held at the Antico Palazzo di Città of Mondovì Piazza.


Wednesday, 9th December – 6 PM

Inauguration of the exhibition SMIR – Multimedia Spaces for Innovation and Research

Spheraleas by Scenocosme

Squatting Supermarket by Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico

TarantaVideoBlog by Antonio Rollo

A Sud di Pavese (South of Pavese) by Matteo Bellizzi and Antonio Rollo

Opening hours of the exhibition:

Wednesday, 9th December, 6-9 PM

Thursday, 10th December, 9.30 AM-7 PM

Friday, 11th December, 2-7 PM

Saturday, 12th and Sunday, 13th December, 11 AM-7 PM

Thursday, 10th December, 9.30 AM

Conference & Workshop SMIR – Multimedia Spaces for Innovation and Research


9.30 AM – Greeting and introduction
10 AM – Thematic workshop Spherealles by Scenocosme
11.30 AM – Thematic workshop Squatting Supermarket by Salvatore Iaconesi
2.30 PM – Thematic workshop Interactive Audiovisual Maps by Antonio Rollo
4 PM – Debate and creation of work groups to identify and plan the multimedia works to be produced in the Mondovì district

Friday, 11th December

3 PM – Performance
5.30 PM – Performance Into the Wood by Eniac
6.30 PM – Workshop Into the Wood by Eniac

Saturday, 12th December

5.30 PM – Performance Into the Wood by Eniac
6.30 PM – Workshop Into the Wood by Eniac

Antico Palazzo di Città
Via Giolitti 1
Mondovì Piazza