Villa Romana intends to create a week-long workshop of radical feminist pedagogy dedicated to practising ecologically sustainable and socially just models of commoning and ‘communing’. The workshop will bring together art students from the Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin and the Kumasi College of Art and Built Environment in Ghana. The workshop will allow the two schools, with their differing approaches to art, to jointly rethink and reimagine collective agency and space. The workshop aims to go past wishful thinking by studying concrete forms of spatial strategies of communitarian living, intentional communities and sustainable togetherness, such as squats, community gardens, kitchens, co-housing as well as various forms of barter, mutual aid and alternative forms of health care.
Villa Romana is located in Florence and is a place of contemporary artistic production and international cultural exchange.