Together for cultural innovation: Manifesta12 will attend EU School

10 September 2018 | News, School

We are pleased to announce the presence of an infopoint on the Manifesta 12 biennal exhibition to EU School: Educational alliances for a school of excellence, organized by CESIE and Centro per lo Sviluppo Creativo “Danilo Dolci”.

The meeting will be held on September 11th 2018 at Sala Lanza of the Botanical garden in Palermo.


Why Manifesta 12 will attend EU School?

The priority of Manifesta 12 is to create a positive impact in terms of cultural and social innovation in the territory in which it acts. Schools and agencies of non-formal education represent for obvious reasons a privileged and important interlocutor. Manifesta 12 will attend EU School event with an infopoint for teachers who want to know more about their activities dedicated to schools. You will have the opportunity to book free guided tour for schools, deepen the themes of the Biennal exhibition and book Un sacco di Palermo didactic kit in free distribution for the Comprehensive Institutes in Palermo.


About EU School

EU School: Educational alliances for a school of excellence is a huge event organized by CESIE and  Centro per lo Sviluppo Creativo “Danilo Dolci” to promote new forms of cooperation between schools and social sector in the field of the primary and secondary education.

During the event, we will introduces CESIE e del Centro per lo Sviluppo Creativo “Danilo Dolci” projects that could be integrated in the plan of the formative school offer.

The added value of this date is an open minded overview on Europe and the opportunities given to school by European projects to support teachers, scholastic executives and trainers in acquiring new professional skills through innovative systems of evaluation.


For further information

Read more about School Unit.

Contact Irene Pizzo (CESIE) or Irene Ippolito (Centro per lo Sviluppo Creativo “Danilo Dolci”).


EU School: Alleanze educative per una scuola d’eccellenza

11th September 2018 | h. 15.00

Sala Lanza, Orto Botanico

Via Lincoln, 2 – Palermo

Manifesta 12 Palermo

Manifesta is the European nomadic biennial originated in the early nineties in response to geo-political, What is Manifesta? economic, social, and cultural changes following the fall of communism and subsequent steps towards Eu-ropean integration and disintegration. Manifesta 12 Palermo explores coexistence in a world moved by in-visible networks, transnational private interests, algorithmic intelligence, environmental crisis and ever-in-creasing inequalities. It looks at this world through the unique lens of Palermo – a city at the crossroads of three continents in the heart of the Mediterranean. Closely collaborating with Palermitans, Manifesta 12 co-inhabits Palermo as an ideal place to investigate the challenges of our time, and to experiment with traces of possible futures.

Titled The Planetary Garden: Cultivating Coexistence, it hosts three main sections: Garden of Flows, Out of Control Room and City on Stage. It takes place in the magnificent Botanical Garden and in other 20 historical, sacred, modern and previously abandoned locations in the city center and beyond, among which Palazzo Butera, Palazzo Forcella De Seta, Palazzo Costantino e Oratorio San Lorenzo. It re-occupies the Teatro Garibaldi as the heart and central meeting place for Manifesta 12 different programmes. Besides the main programme, which consists of 50 projects, installations, videos, performances and public interventions, Manifesta 12 unfolds through a programme of talks, conferences and performances (Public Programme) and a programme of screenings (Film Programme) which takes place at Teatro Garibaldi, in the garden designed by Coloco and Gilles Clément at Zen 2 and at Arena La Sirenetta, an iconic open-air cinema which reopens after 12 years.

Manifesta 12 is curated by an interdisciplinary group of Creative Mediators composed of Bregtje van der Haak, a renowned Dutch documentary  filmmaker and journalist; Andrés Jaque, a Spanish architect, founder of the Office for Political Innovation and professor at Columbia University; Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, a Sicilian-born architect and partner at OMA/AMO and Mirjam Varadinis, a Swiss contemporary art curator at Kunsthaus Zurich. The biennale was preceded and informed by Palermo Atlas, an urban study by OMA/AMO commissioned by Manifesta 12 and the city of Palermo.


Previous Manifesta Host Cities Manifesta

1, Rotterdam (The Netherlands, 1996) | Manifesta 2, Lussemburgo (Luxemburg, 1998) | Manifesta 3, Lubiana (Slovenia, 2000) | Manifesta 4, Francoforte (Germany, 2002) | Manifesta 5, Donostia-San Sebastián (Spain, 2004) | Manifesta 6, Nicosia (Cipro, 2006 – cancelled) | Manifesta 7, Trentino-Alto Adige (Italy, 2008) | Manifesta 8, Murcia – Cartagena (Spain, 2010) | Manifesta 9, Genk-Limburg (Belgium, 2012) | Manifesta 10, S. Petersburg (Russia, 2014) | Manifesta 11, Zurigo (Switzerland, 2016).


Manifesta 12 Palermo

16.06.18 – 04.11.18



Manifesta Foundation

Il Comune di Palermo

Manifesta 12 Digital:


Facebook: manifestabiennial

Instagram: manifestabiennial

Twitter: manifestadotorg

For futher information about Manifesta:

Manifesta Amsterdam

Herengracht 474, 1017CA Amsterdam


Manifesta 12 Palermo

Via Teatro Garibaldi 46-56, 90133 Palermo