Lab for New Imaginations

MACRO’s Department for Preventive Education launches a new educational programme: a series of in-person and virtual meetings 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; Digital and Communication Department, Marco Arrigoni, Elena Fortunati, Andrea Pergola, Marco Campardo, Olivia Lynk; Press Office, Maddalena Bonicelli. The programme is organized by Irene Angenica, Public Relations and Educational Activities Coordinator.


The programme also includes a week of meetings with collectives and independent projects. 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. It will be possible to carry out up to 5 hours of collective tutoring upon request.


The Lab for New Imaginations will take place from 6 September to 19 September 2021 with the presentation of the collective editorial project by 31 October 2021.


To participate in the open call, please send your CV, portfolio and a motivation letter (max. 2500 characters) to,  with the subject line APPLICATION FOR NEW IMAGINATION, by 6 pm on 1 July, 2021. 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. 


NB:  The dates of the workshop may be subject to change due to the measures taken by the government in response to the ongoing Covid-19 health emergency.