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19 Apr 2024

SCARTO/SCRAP is a performance journey designed for young adults that explores the relationship between dance, artificial intelligence and sustainability. The project by 23/C Art wants to address intergenerational injustice and eco-anxiety, which are significantly impacting the physical and mental well-being of young people worldwide. Through an art-driven approach, SCARTO/SCRAP builds on the 2022 SCARTO performance by Masako Matsushita and Matteo Maffesanti, which delved into the diverse meanings of ‘waste’ in contexts such as machine learning, movement, and the environment.

This interdisciplinary project spans seven months and incorporates contemporary dance practices, data storytelling techniques related to environmental journalism, and online peer-to-peer workshops. By using dance as a transformative tool, SCARTO/SCRAP seeks to help students aged 14 to 18 from two schools in Bergamo and two in Helsinki understand the implications of a Just Transition for ecological sustainability. The goal is to foster critical and imaginative thinking among these young participants.

Granted: 25,000 euros

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