ABITO

CULTURE AT SCHOOL FOR RESPONSIBLE CITIZENSHIP

A project of civic education for students of the middle school

Abito is a civic education path that accompanies middle school students in a journey towards responsible citizenship, through the universal languages of art and culture.

Abito “uses” tha languages of art and culture to talk with young students about topics that directly concern them, in a perspective of genuine equality: fight stereotypes and build a citizenship that is attentive to the individual growth, respectful of other people and active in the construction of collective occasions of relationships.

Abito makes the students responsibly protagonists in an inspiring, enriching and intelligent learning path.

Abito is the occasion to make them discover the role of cultural and their functioning in society.

We call it Abito because…

The Italian word “Abito” has different meanings on which the projects is inspired and questions itself:

  • from the Latin habĭtus -us, habere in the sense of “behaving”
  • the Italian verb abitare means “to live”, “inhabit”, being in the world and feeling at ease in a place 
  • abito also means “dress”
  • abito in the sense of putting yourself in someone else’s shoes
  • abito in the sense of “habits” and at times “stereotypes”
  • abito in the sense of posture, in the way of being in the world

THE CHARACTERISTICS OF ABITO

A femminist project thought by a group of cultural institutions governed by women that have at heart the development of an equal society. A project that takes care of relationships and their quality. 

A project thought together. Each institution involved has dedicated time and attention to thinking a shared and interconnected project, that preserves and promotes variety and peculiarity of each participant.

The result is a civic education path that:

  • promotes different artistic langueges 
  • promotes the transformative capacity of arts and culture, and puts it at the service of young people and of the City
  • ties together past events to contemporary topics
  • is the occasion to discover and guide one’s own city and the cultural organizations under a different perspective

A project for everybody, built by cultural institutions together with teachers and professors, starting from the needs and citizenship requests of teenagers. Abito is scalable in terms of number of schools and organizations involved.

For a teenager, the school is a fundamental place of construction and experimentation of citizenship. Middle school, in particular, represents a “bridge” between childhood and middle school in which young people find themselves for the first time in the position of taking conscious decision, important for their personal and professional future.

ABITO'S PROMOTERS

The typical activity of cultural organizations is to build imaginaries; through the artistic languages, those who “make culture” guide the society’s gaze, stimulate reflections that bring change, use past experiences to transform and make them present.

Abito is the result of a common work of:

Le Dimore del Quartetto is a creative cultural enterprise that supports international young string quartets and chamber music ensembles in the start of their career, and enhances the European cultural heritage, in a circular economy. 

Area Museum of Cultures, Intercultural Projects and Art in the Public Space. This area helps local institutions in the realization of new projects of urban art, in the promotion of existing heritage of public art, in the development of a public space as a common good.

Italia Music Lab is the new hub created by SIAE to support young Italian music creators. Since 2022, it partners with Equaly, born in 2021, it is the first Italian organization that promotes gender equality in the music business. Italia Music Lab and Equaly share the need to build a more representative and inclusive music industry.

From the will of the heirs of Arnoldo and Alberto Mondadori, FAAM was born as memory conservation centre of the editorial work, in 40 years it has progressively expanded its areas of activity, promoting initiatives of training, dissemination and  promotion in the book trades.

The Museo Teatrale alla Scala was born out of important reflections on cultural identity and on the relationship with the City. It preserves memorabilia, books, artworks related to the world of opera and theater in general, and it tells the incredible stories of more than 200-year history made by composers, singers, orchestra directors, dancers, librettists, entrepreneurs that have lived the most significant moments within these walls.

Triennale Milano Teatro hosts and produces theater, dance and contemporary music performances in a multidisciplinary perspective and with an international vocation. Performances address great contemporary issues through different visual and expressive languages.

THE SUPPORT OF FONDAZIONE EOS

The first edition was held at Istituto Comprensivo Rinnovata Pizzigoni in Milan from September to December 2022, the second edition is held at Istituto Comprensivo Tommaso Grossi in Milan from February 2023.

ABITO is supported by Fondazione EOS – Edison Orizzonte Sociale, foundation of Edison SpA that has the objective for the next 3 years (2022- 2024) to support projects that promote growth and education of teenagers (11-16 years old) through cultural participation and sports practice as fields of informal learning complementary to school education.

DECEMBER 6, 2022 |Le Dimore del Quartetto with Triennale Milano Teatro, Fondazione Arnoldo e Alberto Mondadori, Museo Teatrale alla Scala, Italia Music Lab and Equaly presents the project in a meeting open to the public at Triennale Milano

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OCTOBER 12, 2022 | NOBODY NOBODY NOBODY. It’s ok not to be ok. by Triennale Teatro Milano

OCTOBER 13, 2022 | NOBODY NOBODY NOBODY. It’s ok not to be ok. by Triennale Teatro Milano

OCTOBER 17, 2022 | MetaFour with Quartetto alla Maniera Italiana by Le Dimore del Quartetto

OCTOBER 18, 2022 | NOBODY NOBODY NOBODY. It’s ok not to be ok. by Triennale Teatro Milano

OCTOBER 19, 2022 | MetaFour Quartetto Goldberg by Le Dimore del Quartetto

OCTOBER 19, 2022 | NOBODY NOBODY NOBODY. It’s ok not to be ok. by Triennale Teatro Milano

OCTOBER 27, 2022 | L’epica del quotidiano by Fondazione Arnoldo e Alberto Mondadori

OCTOBER 28, 2022 | L’epica del quotidiano by Fondazione Arnoldo e Alberto Mondadori

NOVEMBER 8, 2022 | NOBODY NOBODY NOBODY. It’s ok not to be ok. by Triennale Teatro Milano

NOVEMBER 9, 2022 | NOBODY NOBODY NOBODY. It’s ok not to be ok. by Triennale Teatro Milano

NOVEMBER 15, 2022 | NOBODY NOBODY NOBODY. It’s ok not to be ok. by Triennale Teatro Milano

NOVEMBER 16, 2022 | NOBODY NOBODY NOBODY. It’s ok not to be ok. by Triennale Teatro Milano

NOVEMBER 23, 2022 | L’epica del quotidiano by Fondazione Arnoldo e Alberto Mondadori

NOVEMBER 25, 2022 | L’epica del quotidiano by Fondazione Arnoldo e Alberto Mondadori

NOVEMBER 28, 2022 | L’epica del quotidiano by Fondazione Arnoldo e Alberto Mondadori

NOVEMBER 28, 2022 | Let’s Party by Italia Music Lab & Equaly

NOVEMBER 29, 2022 | Let’s Party by Italia Music Lab & Equaly

NOVEMBER 30, 2022 | Let’s Party by Italia Music Lab & Equaly

DECEMBER 21, 2022 | MetaFour with Quartetto Indaco by Le Dimore del Quartetto

JANUARY 23, 2023 | Promenades by Museo Teatrale alla Scala

FEBRUARY 20, 2023 | Promenades by Museo Teatrale alla Scala

FEBRUARY 21, 2023 | Il libro dalla A alla Z by Fondazione Arnoldo e Alberto Mondadori

FEBRUARY 28, 2023 | MetaFour with Quartetto Goldberg  by Le Dimore del Quartetto

MARCH 14, 2023 | L’epica del quotidiano by Fondazione Arnoldo e Alberto Mondadori

MARCH 21, 2023 | L’epica del quotidiano by Fondazione Arnoldo e Alberto Mondadori

APRIL 11, 2023 | MetaFour with Quartetto Indaco by Le Dimore del Quartetto