A series of four free workshops led by four artists devoted to public art and social practice, who employ an authentic, credible, and transparent approach to involve a young audience in a process of change and emancipation.

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, with the participation of Swatch Art Peace Hotel, presents a series of four workshops for young adults by internationally renowned artists. The project asks young artists to challenge their own practice by creating workshops which should become virtuous activators of community processes, and catalysts of actions to re-appropriate spaces and to redefine social paradigms.

Serving the future instead of recording the past.

Peggy Guggenheim, Press release, Art of This Century, New York, 1942

The project is all the more significant under the present circumstances caused by the pandemic, which have led to a reformulation of priorities in communities on a global level. Workshops take into consideration current sanitary measures, such as social distancing, restrictions on gatherings and on accessing places, and online meeting opportunities. Therefore, workshops will take place both online and offline.

For information:
+39 041 2405 444 / 401

Workshops are for young adults of 16-25 years of age and will consist of sessions from remote and onsite meetings.

  • The on-line meetings are open to all, upon registration, with no limit of participants.
  • The onsite meetings are open to a select number of participants who commit, by enrolling, to participate in every meeting.
  • Some meetings are held in Italian.

Click on the dates of each meetings for more information and registration procedure.


Who Looks at What?

19.10.2020 (online)
26.10.2020 (online)
With S.O.B. Stefano Ogliari Badessi

The workshop will examine the relationship between the city of Venice and water, as a way to pay homage to both.

Beyond the Wall: Art and Context

27–29 November 2020
With Alice Pasquini

The workshop will be an opportunity for reflection on urban transformation and recovery through the study of Street Art techniques and the elaboration of one or more works of public art.

Explore the Distance

January 2021
With Cecilia Jansson

The workshop will look at the technique of drawing and at the human body as one’s measuring instrument and limit.

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The Overcoming project is part of the collaboration with ASviS, and of the Sustainable Development Festival 2020