DAI Week nr. 5 ~ Bergamo in North-Italy. March 24 till April 2, 2022

tag: Bergamo

(please scroll for the detailed day-to-day programme)


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Accomodation, Routes & Instructions for a smooth landing in Bergamo


Invited by Sara Benaglia (DAI, 2020) DAI lands in Bergamo, Italy, for DAI Week 5.

Here, BACO (BaseArteContemporaneaOdierna) will generously open their workspaces for us and host us, not only this DAI Week, but also in August during COOP SUMMIT 2022.

BACO is located in the Domus Magna, a 16th century building that was the main headquarters of the Misericordia Maggiore of Bergamo and for many years housed the city's music conservatory. 

BACO is a non-profit cultural association founded with the aim of creating links between the tradition of memory theatre and contemporary art. Through exhibitions, publications (of books, essays and interviews) and conferences, it supports Italian and international artists. 

BACO is a research space, whose activities mainly focus on breaking the barrier between the ancient and the contemporary. 

On Saturday March 26th: we are at Lab80 in Bergamo, where we will open our doors to the public.

Be welcome to join us for our symposium How To Undo Things With Theory.

Tutors & Guests present in Bergamo

Planetary Campus: 

Sofía Hernández Chong CuyZasha Colah, Giulia Crispiani (DAI, 2017), and Hypatia Vourloumis. Factory 2.0 is coordinated by Nikos Doulos, while the Kitchen is curated by Gabriëlle Schleijpen. 

COOP study groups:

(in partnership with Bulegoa/zb, Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons, If I Can't Dance I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, SAVVY Contemporary, sonsbeek20-24, State of Concept.)

Amal Alhaag, Akinbode Akinbiyi, Andrea di Serego Alighieri, Marwa ArsaniosSagal FarahLeon Filter, HYDRA, Krista Jantowski, Snejanka MihaylovaYing Que, Collective Rewilding, Aliya Say, Müge Yilmaz, Leire Vergara. Remote: Ghayath Almadhoun, Patricia Domínguez Claro, Olga Grotova, Carol R. Kallend, Michele Occelli, Rory Pilgrim & jackie sumell. COOP is coordinated by Nikos Doulos (DAI, 2008). 

How To Do Things With Theory / How To Undo Things With Theory:

Julia Morandeira Arrizabalaga, Ana Teixeira PintoAmit S.RaiGhalya Saadawi,  Grant Watson and Hypatia Vourloumis. HTDTWT is coordinated by Florian Göttke. Moderator symposium: Dina Mohamed (DAI, 2019). Video documentation symposium: Baha Görkem Yalim (DAI, 2018).

To read more about how the curriculum components structure our program you are advised to consult our Syllabus

Crew (making it all possible!) present in Bergamo  

*Our local guide and host: Sara Benaglia (DAI, 2020)

*Senior program co-ordinator hospitality & care | emergency response certificate holder: Jacq van der Spek, this time assisted by Sara Cattin (DAI, 2019).

*Senior facilitator work spaces Roaming Academy | technical support: Peter Sattler (DAI, 2016) assisted by Niccolo Masini (DAI, 2021).

*Culinary input by VegEat (Giovanna) & Spazio Terzo Mondo (Francesca)

*Back Office (remotely): Monique Hemminkways AKA Hemminkways is our travel agent, Corine van der Wal is our bookkeeper, while Rik Fernhout tracks all possible formal hurdles on DAI's pathways, in relation to travel-, health- and exam-regulations.

Please consult our Crew-webpage for a more complete overview.

The detailed day-to-day program

Please return here regularly, as the schedule may be prone to small changes 

Thursday 24 - Arrival

19:00 - 20:00 Dinner at Bergamo Youth Hostel prepared by Spazio Terzo Mondo (Francesca)

Friday 25 – HTDTWT Seminars

Saturday 26 - HTUTWT ~ Symposium

VENUE: LAB80, Via Daste e Spalenga, 15, 24121 Bergamo


Sunday 27 – HTDTWT Seminars

Monday 28 – Planetary Campus Factory 2.0 + COOP Transitions

Tuesday 29 – COOP

Wednesday 30 – COOP

Thursday 31 – COOP

Friday 1 – KITCHEN

Saturday 2 – Departure all