Life on Mars 2022 Programme – Liv.In.G. Live Internationalization Gateway

Life on Mars will be structured in three different phases

From July 2022 until January 2023, Life on Mars will offer almost five months of online and offline activities in which to exchange, share, debate and to imagine possible futures together. Do you want to register? Click here.

(a) June-September 2022 / a ‘digital’ road map

which aims to start placing a few initial questions and to provide a first moment of encounter among the participants applying for the entire journey.

20th JUNE – 11.00 / 12.00 CEST
Online presentation of the process
Online meeting to present the project, answer questions from the potential participants and meet the partners.
Watch the webinar here!
Coordinated by:, Creative Scotland, Kultura Nova Foundation, On The Move

20th SEPTEMBER – 11.00 / 13.00 CEST
Online meeting – Let’s start talking!
Informal online meeting among the participants: a “coffee break” to get to know each other before Bologna, with breakout rooms and networking format.
Curated by:
#networking #coffeebreak

26th SEPTEMBER – 11.00 / 13.00 CEST
Interactive webinar on environmental sustainability

Online webinar dedicated to green approach to culture.
Curated by: Ben Twist – Creative Carbon Scotland (UK)
Intro and Q&A moderation: Lorna Duguid – Creative Scotland (UK)
#sustainability #climatechange #mitigation #adaption

(b) 13th – 16th October 2022 / live creative laboratory in Bologna

The Open Space Technology methodology will stimulate the co-creation of ideas and cooperative projects. Mentoring sessions will be held all day long. 7 working sessions (90 min each) between the participants will define the urgent topics on which to start with the co-design of cooperative concepts.



Location: Bologna Attiva (DumBO)

13.00 – 14.00 Registration

14:00 – 14:30 Welcome speech
Chiara Faini – Fondazione Innovazione Urbana
Cristina Carlini, Giuliana Ciancio, Eleonora De Caroli, Carlotta Garlanda, Giulio Stumpo –

14.30 – 17.30 Open Space Technology session: “Traveling to Mars”
Curated by: Gerardo de Luzenberger – Genius Loci (Italy), Silvia Ferrari – Genius Loci (Italy), Andrea Panzavolta – Genius Loci (Italy)
#cocreation #cooperation #projects

17.30 – 19.00 Dialogue: “Climate change and mobility justice”
Focus: what does it mean to reflect around climate change? which are the implications in terms of social and mobility justice? This dialogue, by taking into account the exploration conducted in the frame of, will reflect around the meanings, limitations, practices and impacts of climate change and mobility justice on our democracies.
Speakers: Pierluigi Musarò – Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna (Italy); Marie Le Sourd – On the Move (Belgium/France)
Moderator of Q&A: Marta Jalšovec – Kultura Nova Foundation
#climatechange #climatejustice #adaptation

19.00 – 20.00 Happy hour and networking with the panelists
#networking #cooperation



Location: Bologna Attiva (DumBO)

9:00 – 9:30 Welcome

9.30 – 11.00 Dialogue “Urban context and rural development”
Focus: How does the context in which we live determine the quality of our lives? What is the role of public spaces, cities, urban and rural contexts here? This dialogue intends to solicit reflections around the tension between the urban, rural and public spaces and how to favor qualitative analysis of the impact of culture here.
Speakers: Cecilia Colombo – Kilowatt Bologna (Italy); Mikey Martins – Freedom Festival (UK)
Moderator of Q&A: Jaine Lumsden – Creative Scotland (UK)
#ruralareas #community #publicspace

11.00 – 13.00 Open Space Technology session: “Landing on Mars” 
Curated by: Gerardo de Luzenberger – Genius Loci (Italy), Silvia Ferrari – Genius Loci (Italy), Andrea Panzavolta – Genius Loci (Italy)
#cocreation #cooperation #projects

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch and networking with the panelists
#networking #cooperation

14.00 – 17.30 Open Space Technology session: “Landing on Mars” 
Curated by: Gerardo de Luzenberger – Genius Loci (Italy), Silvia Ferrari – Genius Loci (Italy), Andrea Panzavolta – Genius Loci (Italy)
#cocreation #cooperation #projects 

15.30 – 17.30 Parallel mentoring sessions
Curated by:,Creative Scotland, Kultura Nova Foundation, On The Move
#networking #mentoring

17.30 – 19.00 Dialogue: “Between monolithic and pluralistic representation”
Focus: Is culture a vehicle of pluralism or cultural homogeneity? Which are the implications in our way of living? This dialogue intends to be focused on migration, diversity, openness, mobility, conflicts, geopolitics and cultural rights. It aims to question which are the approaches to avoid homogeneous cultural conformations and how to define nowadays cultural rights.
Speakers: Annalisa Camilli – Internazionale (Italy); Ceyda Berk-Söderblom – MiklagardArts (Finland)
Moderators of Q&A: Carlotta Garlanda – (Italy)
#migration #geodiversity #mobility #culturalrights

19.00 – 20.00 Happy hour and networking with the panelists
#networking #cooperation




DAMSLab – Piazzetta P. P. Pasolini, 5/b, 40122 Bologna

9.30 – 10.00 Welcome to DAMSLab
Welcome speech by: Roberta Paltrinieri – Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna (Italy); Giuliana Ciancio –; Giulio Stumpo –

10.00 – 10.40 Keynote: “Reality: I am lovin’ it! Choosing the reality when it is at its worst”
Every day, a new gadget or an app is invented for us to take shelter in virtual reality. Post-truth world warmly welcomes those too tired to manage the complexity of today’s reality. The numbness we are asked to develop in the face of the world’s perils feels as warm as sleeping in the snow. There is nothing in reality that can inspire hope or determination to carry on living a humane life. Ece Temelkuran argues the ethical remedy lies in getting closer to reality rather than the desperate flee from it. She will talk about ‘the joy of dignity’ and that we can experience this unmatched joy by jumping into the real world.
Speaker: Ece Temelkuran (Turkey)
#reality #hope #future

10.40 – 11.20 Keynote: “Borders of Imagination”
When borders are erected they take on lives of their own. Borders change the social terrains and have deep impact on the social imaginaries and social relations even after they fall. The symbolic meaning of borders is greater than their physical presence. Borders produce new subjectivities, that deprive us the capacity to imagine a different form of organizing humanity and the earth, a world without borders. This talk is about the urgency of speculating the impossible.
Speaker: Shahram Khosravi – University of Stockholm (Sweden)
#borders #international #humanrights

11.20 – 11:40 – Coffee break

11.40 – 12.40 Q&A and Round table
Ece Temelkuran and Shahram Khosravi will answer questions from the audience and engage in a dialogue on the topics of their keynotes with Dea Vidovic – Kultura Nova Foundation (Croatia) and Sandro Mezzadra – Alma Mater Studiorum – Univeristà di Bologna (Italy)
ModeratorPierluigi Musarò – Alma Mater  Studiorum – Università di Bologna (Italy)
Discussant: Sandro Mezzadra – Alma Mater Studiorum – Univeristà di Bologna (Italy)

*** Closure of the Public Event


12.40 – 13.00 Transfer to Bologna Attiva (DumBO)

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch and networking with the panelists
#networking #cooperation

14.30 – 18.00 Open Space Technology session: “Exploring Mars” 
Curated by: Gerardo de Luzenberger – Genius Loci (Italy), Silvia Ferrari – Genius Loci (Italy), Andrea Panzavolta – Genius Loci (Italy)
#cocreation #cooperation #projects #mentoring

16.00 – 18.00 Parallel mentoring sessions
Curated by:, Creative Scotland, Kultura Nova Foundation, On The Move
#cocreation #cooperation #projects #mentoring

18:00 – 19:00 Focus on INPACT – INnovative Partnership for Artistic and Cultural Transition
INPACT is an innovative partnership, co-financed by Erasmus+, focused on understanding the impact of the four major transitions, the socio-economic, digital, environmental, and democratic transitions, in the artistic and cultural sector. Find our more on
Speakers: Marina Bistolfi – Centro di Creazione e Cultura APS (Italy)Lorna Duguild – Creative Scotland (UK)

20:00 – 00:00 PARTY



Location: Bologna Attiva (DumBO)

10:30 – 12:30 Walking in neighborhood

(c) November 2022 – January 2023 / a digital follow-up

organized with a set of online mentorship sessions to finalize the co-creation process, with dedicated digital tools for networking.

Online platform
After the Bologna live event, the participants will gather on an online platform where they will find all the collected materials and additional digital tools in order to continue the exchange and proper networking.
Curated by:
#networking #digitaltools

Online mentoring sessions

This Life on Mars’s edition includes a mentoring support with On the Move. After Bologna, there will be two collective online sessions of one hour each on subjects participants find the most relevant for the internationalisation of their practices. Will be also organised, based on the needs of the participants, individual sessions (one individual online session of 30-40 minutes per participant). Subjects can be around very practical questions (funding for cross-border collaborations, administrative issues related to mobility, communication in English etc.) or more reflexion-based around mobility practices. The individual and collective sessions will be organised from November 2022 till the end of January 2023.
Curated by: On the Move
#mentoring #networking

Final online event

An online session (around 2,5 h) to be held in January 2023, with all the participants will evaluate the entire process. It also aims to check if real opportunities of cooperation have arisen and which have been the main issues and strengths of the collective work.
Curated by:, Creative Scotland, Kultura Nova Foundation, On The Move
#friendship #future

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