The name refers to an imaginary nation of 70,8 million people who are displaced both internally and externally from their countries of origin, making up in 2015 (year of the foundation of Nation25) the 25th largest nation in the world by demography. Nation25 projects start from the assumption that some socio-political phenomena, such as migration, can be considered opportunities to rethink and re-imagine the current and future society.
The artistic-curatorial collective and participatory platform was founded in 2015 by Elena Abbiatici, Sara Alberani and Caterina Pecchioli and addresses issues of socio-political and environmental relevance focusing in particular on migration themes.
Nation25 organizes workshops, participatory laboratory, exhibitions, actions and makes works of art.
The platform creates an opportunity for collaboration, meeting and exchange between migrants and non-migrants, involving from time to time in its projects experts not only related to the artistic sphere but also from other related fields, like sociologists, scientists, anthropologists, activists and others.
Nation25 has collaborated, among the others, with the Venice Art and Architecture Biennale, Istanbul Biennale, Avenir Institute, Sale Docks, Stalker, Yante (Vienna / Palestine), Kinkaleri, Free Home University (Lecce), A.I. Artisanal Intelligence, Urban Biennale, Archivio Memorie Migranti, Moleskine Foundation, Open Society Foundation, OFF Biennale Cairo, Civico Zero, MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art (Rome), Museo Pecci (Prato), L'Orientale di Napoli, University of Florence, Museo di Storia Naturale of Florence, Villa Romana (Florence).
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