DAI Week nr. 8 ~ Centrale Fies (Dro, Italy). July 6 till July 15, 2022

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For DAI Week 8, DAI lands in the heart of the Valle dei Laghi in Trentino, Italy and at Centrale Fies: a Habsburg hydroelectric power plant running as a research center for contemporary performance practices since 1999. 

If you are in the region from Sunday 10th till Thursday 15th you are kindly invited to join us for our public sessions coined the AEROPONIC ACTS 2022 on July 10,11,12,13 and 14. If you are interested interested but not anyway near North-Italy: CLICK HERE TO JOIN OUR INSTAGRAM LIVE STREAM

This year's esteemed respondents to the AEROPONIC ACTS  will be Phanuel Antwi, Chiara Figone, Momtaza Mehri & Ana Teixeira Pinto. Anchored by the one and only  Giulia Crispiani (DAI, 2017) who is also the curator of the event, in close conversation with its initiator, DAI director Gabriëlle Schleijpen. 

But before we embark on this enchanting AEROPONIC journey, against the backdrop of a stunning mountain range, our 8th DAI Week of the academic year 2021-2022 will ignite with 3 days of FINAL First Year KITCHEN presentations (students in their first year)with responses by Aziza Harmel (DAI, 2013), Sara Alberani as well as our 39 graduating students.

Concurrently we offer the grads a series of "Life After DAI" advisory sessions with Matteo Lucchetti & Mirjam Westen.

Detailed information about all aspects of the program between July 6 and July 15, 2022 are to be found underneath.

Day-to-day program


Wednesday 6

Thursday 7

Friday 8

Saturday 9

Sunday 10

Monday 11

Tuesday 12

Wednesday 13

Thursday 14

Friday 15 ~ Departure all


(making it all possible!) present at Centrale Fies:

*Senior program co-ordinator hospitality & care | emergency response certificate holder: Jacq van der Spek, this time assisted by Kastė Šeškevičiūtė (DAI, 2015) & Sara Cattin (DAI, 2019).

*Senior facilitator work spaces Roaming Academy | technical support: Peter Sattler (DAI, 2016), this time assisted by Miel Ferraez (DAI, 2021) & Clara Winter (DAI, 2021).

*Video documentation AEROPONIC ACTS 2022: Baha Görkem Yalim (DAI, 2018).

*Reporter AEROPONIC ACTS 2022: Hubert Gromny (DAI, 2021)

*Culinary input by Kristinn Guðmundsson (DAI, 2016) & Riccardo Mosna (MidiTrento.it)

Please consult our Crew-webpage for an overview of the remote facilitators at the back-office.


DAI’s COVID-19 page for extensive, UPDATED information on our protocols for DAI Week 8 at Centrale Fies, Dro, Italy.

Student accommodation: Aktiv Hotel Eden, Via Trento, 2, 38074 Dro TN, Italy

Walking route from Aktiv Hotel Eden to Centrale Fies 

Guest accommodation: Hotel Garni delle Rose, Via Arco, 34, 38074 Ceniga TN, Italy