36 hours of con-fusion
06-04-2019 — 07-04-2019

36 hours of con-fusion

Debates, workshops, music, theatre, dance, cinema, creative improvisation, and above all, CON-FUSION: join the conversation on future, integration and optimism at Fabrica on April 6 and 7.

The densely packed programme features personalities from the artistic and intellectual scenes who will give an insight into the development of the human and social condition, migratory flows and aspects of integration today, and in particular what the future holds for these. The subject will be dealt with from every angle, from the false myths we hear every day and the massacres in the Mediterranean through to integration models that work and how Italy will change in the years ahead.

“What we have in mind is a new Cabaret Voltaire”, says Toscani “lots of friends, men and women, have accepted to come along and so we’ll be meeting here to discuss, in a festive atmosphere, the direction the future is taking.”

Free admission




9:30-10 a.m.
Opening of the program by Oliviero Toscani (photographer), Stefano Allievi (sociologist) and Nicolas Ballario (curator).
Introduction to the workshop with Oliviero Toscani and Settimio Benedusi (photographer), Marco Rubiola (author), Federica Belli (photographer)

10:30 a.m.-noon
Talking tables: small group discussions with refugees, asylum seekers and immigration workers on reception, integration, inclusion, jobs. With Mary Boateng (student), Massimo Bottacin (STIGA), Antonio Calò (2018 European Citizen’s Prize winner), Sara Consolato (Refugees Welcome), Alfie Nze (director and actor), Blessing Okoedion (cultural mediator), Simone Schiavinato (Cooperativa La Esse), Annaviola Toller (Progetto Vesta), high school students. All are welcome.

12-1 p.m.
With Vittorio Sgarbi (art critic) and Antonio Calò (2018 European Citizen’s Prize winner)

2:30-4 p.m.
With Marco Bertotto (Médecins Sans Frontières), Isabella Bossi Fedrigotti (writer and editorialist at Corriere della Sera), Sara Consolato (Refugees Welcome), Giorgia Linardi (Sea-Watch), Erasmo Palazzotto (Mediterranea), Rev. Davide Schiavon (Caritas Treviso)

4-5:30 p.m.
With Emma Bonino (politician), Father Enzo Fortunato (press office, Sacro Convento di Assisi), Blessing Okoedion (cultural mediator)

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Meneghino Stregone Birichino
Marionette show for all ages
Compagnia Burattini Aldrighi

6-8:30 p.m.
Opening of the cinematographic marathon by Marco Müller (professor and festival director), with Claudio Giovannesi (director, 2019 Silver Bear winner)
Screening of Alì ha gli occhi azzurri (“Alì Blue Eyes”) (Claudio Giovannesi, 2012, 94’), followed by debate with the director

9-11 p.m.
Screening of
The Immigrant (Charlie Chaplin, 1917, 25’)
Nuovomondo (Emanuele Crialese, 2005, 120′)

9:30-10:30 p.m.
Spaesati – Del migrare e di migranti
Lesson/concert by and with Stefano Allievi, Erica Boschiero, Sergio Marchesini

10 a.m.-noon
Self-guided tours to Tadao Ando’s architecture

10 a.m.-noon
Concert by Chaos (intuitive music improvisation)

10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Workshop with Pao (writer)

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Screening of Io sto con la sposa (“On the Bride’s Side”) (Gabriele Del Grande, Antonio Augugliaro, Khaled Soliman Al Nassiry, 2014, 89’)

12-1 p.m.
With Gad Lerner (journalist), Igiaba Scego (author) and Bruno Anastasia (Veneto Lavoro)

3-4:30 p.m.
With Domenico Quirico (La Stampa), Elly Schlein (member of the European Parliament), Domenico De Masi (sociologist), Oliviero Toscani (photographer), Gianluca Vassallo (artist and photographer)

4-6:30 p.m.
Screening of A Chjàna (“The Plain,” 2011, 18’) and Mediterranea (2015, 107’) by Jonas Carpignano

4:30-5 p.m.
“Un ponte di parole”
Samantha Silvestri reads stories from “Un ponte di parole”, anthology from the intercultural writing workshop “Con le parole cambiamo il mondo”
Music by Tommaso Girardi/Feydan
From a project by CartaCarbone Festival and Civico 63

5-6:30 p.m.
With Stefano Allievi (sociologist), Takoua Ben Mohamed (cartoonist), Annalisa Frisina (sociologist), Wissal Houbabi (poet), Simone Tarca (Youtuber)

6:30-7:30 p.m.
Arte Migrante Treviso
Creative improvisation (dance, music, singing, poetry and more). All are welcome.

6:30-9 p.m.
Screening of
A Ciambra (Jonas Carpignano, 2017, 120’)
Terraferma (Emanuele Crialese, 2011, 88’)

8:30-9:30 p.m.
Concert by Balkan Bazar, folk/rock from the Balkans

All events will be live streamed on Fabrica’s Facebook page


Imago Mundi
Luciano Benetton’s global non-profit contemporary art initiative, now with the participation of over 155 countries and native communities and more than 25,000 artists. Objective: dialogue, research, and knowledge of our world’s different cultures.

In Between
Itinerant collective work: a space where nobody is a stranger

Nido by Gianluca Vassallo and Maurizio Bosa
Ephemeral architecture that moves through towns and cities, interacting with the urban space like a new, extraneous body and inviting all to come in. A sensory device like a nest, inside of which are ten migrants/talking birds with ten questions sure to be recognized by anyone who has been a foreigner even once.

NEWUMANITY by Marco Morosini
Two hundred thousand years ago at least six species of humans inhabited the Earth. Today only one remains: us, Homo Sapiens. Our evolution has endowed us with self-awareness with which we started writing our story. Since the Paleolithic we have experienced a slow and constant technical and cultural development.
To the manifestation of phenomena unknown to us, we found a device in the gods.
Over the centuries we have created borders, issued laws, and determined the value of our assets by giving a price. All this has led us to be the society we are. The secret of our success is imagination. NEWUMANITY imagines new dimensions that tear down all the limits we ourselves have created, where there is no social distinction but a fusion of cultures and ideals.

Read my tape by Monica Pastrello
The Treviso artist will do a performance of tape art, a form of street art evolved from graffiti, which involves the creation of works of art through the use of various types of tapes. In Read my tape Monica blends tape art and words, her two greatest passions.

Traditional African dances
Senegalese and Nigerian percussions
(in collaboration with Ritmi e Danze dal Mondo and Civico 63)

A selection of stands by Fiera4passi, Ritmi e Danze dal Mondo and Civico 63

Brambù: Veneto-Piedmontese specialties
Umami-Natura Golosa: ethnic, vegetarian and vegan specialties
Picatabari: Km0 natural ice cream
Antica Osteria Al Botegon: beer and soft drinks
Moroccan tea and snacks (in collaboration with Ritmi e Danze dal Mondo)

Saturday 6th Apr 2019 — Sunday 7th Apr 2019