Evolutionary Populations: the seeds of a world waiting to germinate
Public lecture with Luigi Coppola
As part of the fifth session of the RAW Académie, RAW Material Company invites you to a public lecture given by Luigi Coppola on Wednesday 14th November 2018 at 5.30pm.
Coppola will share, expand on and contaminate the practice he initiated in Castiglione d’Otranto, in the south of Italy, called Scuola di Agriculture (School of Cultures and Agricultures), a pedagogical platform that combines agro-ecological learning with artistic strategies of theater, philosophy, public art and that builds upon the participatory and commoning dynamics of the temporary community.
One of the main themes and practices that will be explored in the seminar is that of “Evolutionary Populations”. The term refers to the practice of participatory genetic improvement, spreading more and more on a global scale and offering an interesting outlook on a number of present day issues.
About Luigi Copolla
Luigi Coppola is an artist who works in public art, performance, video and installation. He researches participatory practices and politically-motivated actions, beginning with an analysis of specific social, political, and cultural contexts. Scuola di Agriculture (2017 - ongoing), a pedagogical platform led by Coppola in Castiglione d’Otranto (Puglia, Italy) combines agro-ecological learning with artistic strategies and builds upon the participatory and commoning dynamics of the community of migrants, farmers and activists who formed the cooperative Casa delle Agriculture (House of Agricultures).
His artistic practice comes from a combination of various educational and professional experiences. He trained both as a scientist (Environmental Engineering, PhD in Risk Analysis) as well as in the arts (Visual and Performing Arts).