Lab for New Imaginations – Second Edition

From 5 to 18 September 2022

The Department for Preventive Education of MACRO launches the second edition of the educational programme Lab for New Imaginations. A series of in-person meetings will be distributed across two weeks, targeting emerging visual and sound artists, curators, designers, researchers and writers based in Italy.


The programme is designed to provide opportunities for emerging practitioners from different disciplinary backgrounds. It offers a chance to collaborate in the generation of new ideas, contents and projects by encouraging self-organization processes aimed at the realization of a collective editorial output.


Participants are offered a series of meetings with museum staff and some of the artists involved in the exhibition programme they will be introduced to curators, artists and editorial projects taking place in and around Rome.


The programme provides an experimental laboratory to ask questions and develop ideas that challenge or expand on existing models of curatorial, artistic and editorial practice.

There will be 20 hours of meetings with those who make up the team of the Museum for Preventive Imagination: Artistic Director, Luca Lo Pinto; Curatorial Assistant, Carlotta Pierleoni; Fundraiser, Lison D’Houwt; Curatorial / Editorial Coordinators, Lisa Andreani, Chiara C. Siravo; Exhibition Coordination and Production Department: Sara Cattaneo, Veronica Botta, Lorena Stamo, Giulia Caruso, Anna Mostardi; Digital and Communication Department: Elena Fortunati, Andrea Pergola, Marco Campardo, Olivia Lynk, Maddalena Bonicelli. The programme is organized by Irene Angenica, Public Relations and Educational Activities Coordinator.


During the two weeks of the workshop, participants will be able to access the MACRO’s spaces (classrooms, meeting room and library) in order to work in groups throughout the museum’s opening hours.


Following the two-weeks workshop, 5 virtual tutoring meetings on the collective project will be scheduled with the various departments of the museum.


The Lab for New Imaginations will take place from 5 September to 18 September 2022 with the presentation of the collective editorial project by 16 December 2022.


To participate in the open call, please send your CV, portfolio and the compilated form (max. 2500 characters) to, with the subject line APPLICATION FOR NEW IMAGINATION 2, by 12 pm on 20 June 2022. Participants will be personally selected by the museum staff and will be communicated by the end of July.


A good knowledge of Italian and English is required.


The activity is free of charge and there is a fee on accommodation for participants residing outside Rome.