Cycle of participatory art workshops
Curated by Latitudo Art Projects
December 16 2022 – May 26 2023 | Galline Bianche Library
15LAB is a cycle of free workshops dedicated to children and young people. The meetings were held from December 2022 until May 2023, followed by a final event where the works conceived and created during the months with the young participants were presented.
Each multidisciplinary workshop turned into an experiential moment, where participants shared space and time through play and creativity. The series of workshops included performance activities, comics, video, photography, drawing and much more. It is in line with the mission of the Libraries of Rome, which includes activities to promote culture and reading for children and young people. The project aims to encourage young library users to create new stories themselves by stimulating reading.
Starting from the desire of the Istituzione Biblioteche di Roma to relaunch the Galline Bianche Library, Latitudo Art Projects realised the 15LAB project in the Labaro district for a period of 6 months. The idea arose from the urgent need to create a centre for cultural and social aggregation, a place to explore one’s creativity.
15LAB was born from the idea of the City of 15 minutes, a residential urban concept in which most of the daily needs of residents can be met by walking or cycling in 15 minutes. 15LAB unites the identity of the neighbourhood with the design idea, which employs a participatory and workshop practice as a distinctive element, a project that places the individual and our eco-system at the centre.
I laboratori sono stati condotti dagli artisti Jacopo Natoli, Marco Raparelli, Chiara Mu e John Cascone insieme ai fotografi Luis Do Rosario e Isabella Mancioli che hanno animato tutti i venerdì, a partire da dicembre 2022 a maggio 2023, gli spazi della biblioteca e del quartiere.