the Tomorrow, the first daily journal about the future of Europe, has been launched at the 14th Venice Biennale on the occasion of the “Domino Conversation” with the outgoing President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso, Rem Koolhaas, the current curator of the Venice Architecture Biennale, the architect Stefano Boeri, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, artistic director of the upcoming Istanbul Biennial, Okwui Enwezor, curator of the next Biennale of Art in Venice, writer Elif Shafak and director Alice Rohrwacher currently in the Jury at the Venice Film Festival.
Thinking about Europe has always come before and constructed European space. The ideas of Europe that have arisen from the dialogue between the protagonists of its culture have been decisive in varying the perimeter and nature of the territories in which European unity has been depicted over the centuries.
the Tomorrow is a digital space that looks into the near future of Europe, involving a large group of intellectuals, artists, scientists, students, teachers, and various players in European cultural life through a digital public correspondence managed by an editorial team, which aims to promote the development of a new “Republic of Letters”.
the Tomorrow web platform, conceived by Lorenza Baroncelli, Stefano Boeri, Maddalena Bregani, Marco Ferrari, Tommaso Sacchi, Pier Paolo Tamburelli, with art direction by Folder (Marco Ferrari and Elisa Pasqual), is divided into two parts: a space where email conversations will be published that involves a selected group of intellectuals from different disciplines within and outside Europe, encouraged and coordinated by the editors; and a calendar/map of events and “places where interesting things are going to happen”, powered by local correspondents spread across Europe and the Mediterranean countries and open to contributions from all European citizens.
Among the promoters of the Tomorrow, in addition to the European Commission Representation in Italy/New Narrative for Europe, also is Matera 2019/European Capital of Culture. The project is supported by Cariplo Foundation.
the Tomorrow counts on the collaboration of a network of partners that contribute to the development of content and its dissemination. Among the earliest to accept the invitation to participate are the web magazines Qcode and Doppiozero.
The research and networking activities of the contributors are already in full development. Among the earliest European intellectuals who have already joined the conversations of the Tomorrow are the European Parliament President Martin Schulz, the Israeli director Amos Gitai, the Dutch architect and curator of the Venice Biennale Rem Koolhaas.
the Tomorrow web platform debuted online Sunday, September 7, 2014 and has been presented the same day during the second part of the “Domino Conversation” introduced by Joseph Grima at the Architecture Biennale in Venice, in the Corderie dell’Arsenale venue and attended, in the first part, by the outgoing President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso, Rem Koolhaas, the current curator of the Venice Architecture Biennale, the architect Stefano Boeri, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, artistic director of the upcoming Istanbul Biennial, Okwui Enwezor, curator of the next Biennale of Art in Venice, writer Elif Shafak and director Alice Rohrwacher currently in the Jury at the Venice Film Festival.
The Domino Conversation pondered on “The Mind and Body of Europe”, moving from what emerged from the round table New Narrative for Europe.
The Domino Conversation has been broadcasted on the website www.trmart.it .