The Share project, born from an original idea by Chiara Garibaldi and the founding partners, under the Artistic Direction of Bruce Sterling, is set up as a platform linked to the areas of creativity and knowledge, strongly rooted in the Turin and Piedmont areas with companies and with the public.
It carries out its activity through The Sharing Association (founded in 2003) which has numerous active members in the dissemination and promotion of digital arts, new media art, interactive design, internet-based projects, graphic design, interactive digital installations, arts and robotics , web-cinema.
Since 2015 Share, with a view to continuous evolution, has become SHARE PROJECT.
For seventeen years we have been developing popular events, productions and research initiatives focused on creativity and contemporary art. We create real and virtual opportunities – exhibitions, events, workshops, seminars, artistic productions – for the development of knowledge and creativity in the digital society, for the growth of research and innovation in the field of the arts as a critical expression of a digital society and global.
The intrinsic transdisciplinarity in this platform that combines art, interaction design, the web, environmental sustainability and robotics with technological innovation, aims to be a factor of economic development and social awareness.
Since 2003 we have developed the projects Share Festival, Share Prize, Cristallo di Luce by Diego Scroppo, Action Sharing, S.M.I.R., Share Crossing, Youth Museum, Share Campus and Artmaker.
Chiara Garibaldi / General Director
Architect and expert in sustainable technological space and exhibitions. Founder and general director of the Share Festival, Share Prize and Action Sharing. Since 1989 Chiara has collaborated with a number of important academic and corporate institutions in Italy and abroad, such as the Polytechnic of Turin and the Polytechnic of Milan, Castello di Rivoli, Softech in Turin, Esats in Seville, and for the Spanish pavilion at Seville Expo ’92 Her career has taken her to Seville, London, Milan and Turin—cities oriented towards innovation, environmental sustainability and the arts. In 2006 she launched the Action Sharing platform, sponsored by the Turin Chamber of Commerce, the Polytechnic of Turin, and mechatronics companies in Piedmont, to promote the production of artistic projects that use mechatronic elements in a syncretic way, where art, science, research and experimentation are brought together and combined to create new tools of knowledge. Having focused on the relationship between architecture and nature, technology and sustainability, in the digital era she has turned her attention to how new media and the Internet influence contemporary forms of expression, creating projects, designing exhibitions and directing multimedia productions. The unifying theme of her work as an architect lies in the analysis of how contemporary life is being shaped by the digital and global age.
Bruce Sterling / Curator
American science fiction author who is best known for his novels and his work on the Mirrorshades anthology. This work helped to define the cyberpunk genre. Sterling, along with William Gibson, Rudy Rucker, John Shirley, Lewis Shiner, and Pat Cadigan, is one of the founders of the cyberpunk movement in science fiction. Sterling has published several science fiction novels, journalistic texts and essays. He collaborates with Wired magazine, has been a columnist for the magazine XL since it started, and writes for the Turin daily newspaper La Stampa, where with his wife Jasmina Tesanovic he has the column “Globalists in Turin.” In 2003 he was appointed professor at the European Graduate School, where he teaches courses in Intensive “Media and Design.” Since October 2003, Sterling has blogged at “Beyond the Beyond”, hosted by Wired. Sterling has worked with The Sharing Association ever since 2007, lending a significant contribution—first as curator and then as artistic director—to the production and success of the Piemonte Share Festival. Now in its eleventh season, the artistic direction of the event this year is once again in his hands. One of the founders and the curator of the project connected home of the future Casajasmina In Turin. Since 2020 he has been curating the ArtmakerBlog on our website.
Jasmina Tesanovic / Curator
Born in Belgrade, in the former Yugoslavia, is an author, feminist, activist, writer, journalist, translator, musician and film-maker. She is the author of Diary of a Political Idiot, a war diary written during the conflict in Kosovo in 1999. Since then she has published all her works, diaries, short stories and documentaries on blogs and other media, all of which are available on-line. She has translated the works of several Italian writers, including Italo Calvino, Elsa Morante, Alberto Moravia, Sandro Veronesi, Andrea de Carlo and Aldo Busi. She is also the author of an anthology of contemporary Italian literature published in the former Yugoslavia. As an active member of “Women in Black” and the Women’s Studies Centre etc, Tesanovic was a declared pacifist and activist against Slobodan Milosevic’s regime from the start of the Balkan Wars in 1990. In 1994, together with Slavica Stojanovic, she founded the feminist publishing house “Feminist 94.” She has worked with The Sharing Association ever since 2007, lending a significant contribution to the production and success of Piemonte Share Festival. She writes for the Turin daily newspaper La Stampa, where with her husband Bruce Sterling she has the column “Globalists in Turin.” One of the founders and the hostess of connected home of the future CasaJasmina in Turin.
Angelo ‘Motor’ Comino / Curator
Artist who channels his artistic expression into the constant exploration of the languages of contemporaneity. Thanks to his solid grounding in the scientific disciplines, which he uses in his day job, Motor’s work shows a syncretism that is very much an expression of the contemporary world. Motor grew up in Turin’s underground scene, getting involved in everything from sound design to scriptwriting, from installations to interactive multimedia productions, from performance art to experimental theatre. In 2006 he produced the project “Clean//Unclean”, where digital choruses provide the soundtrack to war footage recorded by the sensors of night-vision weapons that can see in the dark. Famous images, surgical operations, the voices of television presenters and soldiers that drive tanks with joysticks while listening to heavy metal are the contents of this new kind of mass pornography that war has become in our age of media ubiquity. “Clean//Unclean”, which can be presented as a live performance or a simple video, was selected for the video section of the international contemporary art fair Artissima in 2007. That same year Motor won the first Action Sharing competition, and with the support of Action Sharing and the Torino Chamber of Commerce began working on the project “Orchestra Meccanica Marinetti” (“Marinetti Mechanical Orchestra”), which debuted on the stage on 20 November 2008. Motor has worked over the years with Alessandro Amaducci, Antonio Caronia, Alessandra C., Luca Saini, DsorDne, Helena Velena, Giulia Caira, Marlene Kuntz, Stefano Milla, OZOONO, Andrea G.Pinketts, Pasquale Ruiu, Luca Ragagnin, Suguru Goto and Madaski. Since 2008 the project “Orchestra Meccanica Marinetti” was a prelude to a deep collaboration with the Assocation The Sharing till now. Of great importance his mastery of the mechatronic aspects and the consequent contribution to the projects Action Sharing and Share Festival.
Francesca Ventura / Production
Born in Turin in 1989. Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Turin in Visual Arts and Performing Arts, currently production manager for Share Project, with which she has been collaborating since 2016. Among the most important work and academic experiences are: Consultant at the course of Digital Applications for the Visual Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts; Preparation project and Visual Video Mapping for the exhibition ‘Fritz. An Elephant at Court’ at the Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi (2015); Collaboration with Attitudine Forma S.C as technical assistant in the installations in the major museums of Turin (2016). Video Mapping project and multimedia planning for the exhibition ‘To_Sh – Torino Shanghai’ organized by IGAV (2014). He actively collaborates with the artist Alessandro Sciaraffa with whom he has contributed to the planning and realization of international projects. He has participated in countless workshops and laboratories dedicated to cultural planning, digital enterprise, 3D modeling and multimedia staging techniques.
Elena Galleni d’Agliano / Communication
Born and raised in Turin, after a classical high school education, she undertook studies in the field of Design and Visual Communication at the Turin Polytechnic where she learned the basics of design culture. In 2015 he moved to Düsseldorf, where he attended the Hochschule Düsseldorf – University of Applied Sciences through the Erasmus project. His training continues at HEAD in Geneva, with the master Space and Communication, achieving his thesis on the influences of Optical Art in fashion and photography of the 60s. The consequent practical project focuses on the research and deconstruction of the concept of frame, which takes the form of a multi-screen installation that takes the name of Frameland. After his studies he returned to Turin in 2020 where he began his freelance activity collaborating as a graphic editor at the reFrame magazine and on other independent projects. In 2022 she started working for The Sharing, as coordinator of graphic projects and communication.
Edoardo Motevallian / Assistenza produzione e progettazione
Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Turin in Set Design, currently graduated from International School of Comics of Turin in Illustration. Young illustrator, actor and set designer highly motivated with the desire to face new challenges to enrich his skills. During the work he always shows a lot of precision and patience. Among the most important work and academic experiences are: Set designer assistant for the construction of a supermarket for the short film “Relicious” by Eugenio Villani (2018). Painting assistant for the redevelopment project of the mechanized climb of Rivoli, “Il Ciclo della Risalita” by the artist Patrizio Di Massimo. Illustrator for the”Incanti” project for the creation of the festival poster for the international theater review. Since 2022 he has been working with Share Project for the creation of his own installations and subsequently included in the production and design team, in the meantime he collaborates with the Progettintegrati technical studio for the creation of design projects.
Natalia De Rossi / Consultant Environmental Anthropology
Natalia Derossi (1997) graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2019 from Erasmus University College, Rotterdam, NL, with a double major in Life Sciences and Humanities and a minor in Environmental Sciences. She has taught Ecology at Erasmus University College, while working on several research projects striving to bring philosophy into environmental related issues. She then pursued a Research Master Degree from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales and the École Normale Supérieure, Paris, FR, in Environmental Anthropology, Sciences and Technology Studies, and Philosophy of Science. Her master thesis dealt with the promises of infinite growth unleashed by recent biotechnology advancements, and was written starting from a detailed ethnographic fieldwork conducted at the largest European biotechnology facility in Wageningen, NL. Currently, she lives in Paris working as an interpreter and conducting field research for an Environmental Justice coordination framework fighting against the devastating effects of fossil finance. She is engaged in several Non-Profit organisations dealing with the access to land by migrants across France, green colonialism in Latin America, and popular education.
Giacomo Clemente / Corporate Identity
Graphic and product designer, graduated from the Polytechnic of Turin in Design and Visual Communication in 2016. Graphic consultant and part of the Share Project team since November 2017. Among the experiences related to the Share Network includes an academic workshop and a subsequent working collaboration with the artist Alessandro Sciaraffa, an academic workshop related to modeling and 3D printing at the Polytechnic of Turin with Professor Fabrizio Valpreda, an academic internship at the BwithC graphic studio.