Theatre of Youth is partner in a new European project, alongside other three theatres from Italy, Spain and Belgium, two academies specialized in performative arts and scenography from Norway and Czech Republic and a university with the expertise in landscaping from Italy, between 2023 and 2025. The project is financed by ”Creative Europe” programme and it was launched last week at Piccolo Teatro in Milan.
UNLOCK THE CITY! is a culture-led regeneration project aimed at developing an integrated working method that combines technical scientific and design oriented research with theatre practice, making the latter a tool to trigger sustainable development processes in the post-pandemic city. Operating in places or areas that played a key role for citizenship during the pandemic, the project explores the concept of limit (economic, social, physical, etc.) in the intra- and post-pandemic city, on 3 different levels: building (Object), community (Subject), relationship between urban area and the theatre (Relationship). Thanks to the creation of an international network – which sees the close collaboration of artists, theatre operators, students, university professors & experts from different disciplinary fields the project develops, over 36 months, surveys on the territory focused on the study of the landscape in the post-pandemic city and preparatory to the creation. and realisation of 12 theatre performances entrusted to 10 European artists. In this project, the Theatre of Youth will produce the following artists’ performances: Irina Moscu, Bogdan Zamfir and Daniel Chirilă.
UNLOCK THE CITY! is being developed in 6 different countries (Belgium, Czech Republic, Italy, Norway, Romania, Spain) and sees the alliance of 4 theatre institutions with a strong international vocation with 2 academies specialised in scenic design and 1 university specialised in the study of landscape. Like the city model to which it aspires, UNLOCK THE CITY! is an open project which, through a replicable method & the formulation of concrete proposals for action, aims to make a contribution to the European Union’s Green Deal policies.
Duration: 36 months (2023 – 2025)
The seven partners involved in the project are:
- Fondazione Piccolo Teatro di Milano (Italy)
- Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
- Het Toneelhuis Stichting (Belgium)
- Theatre of Youth Piatra Neamț (Romania)
- Fundació Teatre Lliure – Teatre Públic de Barcelona (Spain)
- Høgskolen i Østfold (Norway)
- Akademie múzických umění v Praze (Czech Republic)
Literary and Artistic Department Team