Love Difference is a cultural association established in June 2002 founded by the artist Michelangelo Pistoletto together with international institutions, cultural centres, researchers, curators and artists, and was intented an extension of the activities and vision of Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto. Love Difference’s aim is to develop creative projects in order to stimulate dialogue between people of the Mediterranean Basin belonging to different cultural, political or religious backgrounds, and to build a strong network among individuals who wish to confront each others and solve social issues through art and creativity.
Since 2004 Emanuela Baldi and Filippo Fabbrica coordinate Love Difference works on: workshops on shared collective processes; “making together” actions in collaboration with artists; networking and expertise on group dynamics for public and private sectors; artistic projects for dialogue among cultures; food events; conventions, meetings, seminars, concerts, performances, exhibitions.
The association Love Difference takes part and diffuses shared collective processes and good practices meant for giving value to the creativity of individuals and groups, it aims at the development of well-being through artistic workshops of interdisciplinary and participated planning, with interdisciplinary approach. They are innovative, transparent, sustainable and participatory.
The association constantly works in several Italian cities; it has experience in European and Mediterranean projects. And then beyond Europe and Mediterranean area it operated in Colombia, South Korea, United States of America.
Love Difference won an Evens Prize for Intercultural Education 2005-06.
Visit Love Difference’s website: www.lovedifference.org
Ketemu Aja! with Alecia Neo and Filippo Fabricca
Ketemu’s artist in residence Alecia Neo and Filippo Fabricca of Love Difference inspired everyone in the Ketemu team during their stay. Their art practices are pillared by a good balance of passion and compassion, as well as being critical about processes. Filippo Fabricca’s extensive work with Love Difference allowed us to experience a high level of detail in planning and designing co-creation processes. Alecia Neo touched us in sharing the moving stories of the participants of her work and the creative journey that she had embarked with them.
It was a very intimate evening when Alecia and Filippo shared about their experiences. We will certainly miss them when they complete this residencies and return to their home countries.