26 March 2017 - 09 April 2017

THE INDEPENDENT. European Alternatives

curated by Giulia Ferracci
Foyer Guido Reni

Democracy, equality and culture beyond the concept of Nation-state.

European Alternatives, which was launched in London in 2007 by Lorenzo Marsili and Niccolò Milanese, is a civil society transnational organisation and citizen movement stemming from an alternative understanding of Europe. It has been operating through projects, campaigns, events, studies, publications, workshops, and training sessions for ten years, supported by a large community of European and foreign partners, activists and supporters.

The Independent will see European Alternatives present the Terzo tempo/Overtime project, divided in two parts: a day-long debate and action session revolving around the idea of Europe, which is to take place on 26th March 2017, namely the anniversary of the signing of the Treaties of Rome, and a map drawn by Marco Raparelli dedicated to the social and cultural motives which have characterised the continent ever since the crisis broke out in 2007-2008.

The Independent is a research project focusing on the identification and promotion of independent spaces and thinking; it is the manifesto MAXXI has chosen to use to extend the confines of the museum institution, investigate the contemporary and encourage the culture “of difference”. The project explores the contents of the most innovative creative forces, monitors the growth of Italian and international independent spaces and spreads critical and independent thinking. It offers a space for sharing contemporary experiences and investigates the research of non-institutional channels.

The project is curated by Hou Hanru together with Giulia Ferracci, Elena Motisi and Simone Ciglia.