AtWork Milan (Italy) – Partner: BASE
When: January 24th-28th, 2022
AtWork Paris (France) – Partner: Palais de Tokyo
When: February 12th-16th, 2022
AtWork Johannesburg (South Africa) – Partner: The Smithsonian Museum of African Art, Constitution Hill
When: August 26 – 30th, 2022
AtWork N’Djamena (Chad) – Partner AKA, French Institute of Chad
When: October 24 – 28, 2022
Moleskine Foundation launches a call for young international creative talents to participate in its itinerant educational format AtWork under the umbrella topic: “What comes first?”.
AtWork “What comes first?” curatorial statement by Simon Njami, AtWork advisor:
There has been an ongoing debate between Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus on choices and responsibility. When asked what his choice between his mother and his country would be, Camus replied without any hesitation, my mother. Of course, Sartre, who placed the idea and the cause above everything, disagreed. We are faced on daily basis, with critical choices that force us to take a stand or an action. The way we decide what comes first is never as fixed as for Sartre and Camus. There are times where we would make different choices and chose different priorities, depending on the situation. But the reality is that it is a question we shall never be able to answer at our full satisfaction. It is like trying to answer the impossible question: what came first, between the egg and the hen. Aristotle tried to venture a solution: “the domain of becoming is opposed to that of the essence, because what is posterior in the generational order is, by nature, anterior and what comes first by nature is last in the generational order.” But we are all free to disagree.
AtWork is an itinerant educational format conceived by Moleskine Foundation and Simon Njami that unlocks the creative potential of young people through critical thinking, growing their sense of self-awareness and self-confidence, and stimulating their changemaking attitude.
It contributes to building a new generation of creative thinkers and doers.
To find out everything about AtWork format click here.
Each AtWork Chapter is made of the following:
Each workshop includes 25 participants and will be conducted by a prominent artist or intellectual that is part of our AtWork Faculty.
If you are selected to participate, you are automatically awarded Moleskine Foundation scholarship that will cover your participation fees.