Giulia Crisci is an independent art researcher and curator based in Palermo.
Her work exists in the space of intersection between art and activism. She is interested in experimenting forms of mutual knowledge and reciprocal learning, crossing radical pedagogies and artistic and cultural processes.
Since 2018 she is part of the curatorial board and pedagogical coordinator of the I-team learning lab, an itinerant educational program of the French organization Relais Culture Europe, which is a space for experimentation on the relationships between art, culture and democracy.
In 2020 she co-fundend L’assemblea delle lucciole with Diaria, composed by artists, performers, researchers, scientists, journalists, writers engaged and committed with the real, interested in experimenting pedagogies and cultural creation as space of everyday politics and conviviality situated in the Global South.
She is currently working on a research project with the curator Camille Pageard starting from the body of work of the pedagogue, poet, sociologist and activist Danilo Dolci, digging into radical pedagogies experimentations, politic actions, writings and community organizing experiences, part of Dolci’s action in Sicily.
She is member of the anti-fascist collective Porco Rosso, based in Ballarò/Palermo.
In the past years she contributed to several artistic and cultural projects, among the others:
Ecomuseo Mare Memoria Viva in Palermo as community manager and curators of some public art works; UNIDEE in Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto as assistant curator; Eco e Narciso public program of Turin municipality as assistant curator.
She designed and realized several educational projects on assets confiscated from the mafia, some of which in collaboration with the collective Routes Agency, in the frame of a research related to trauma, memory and the anti-mafia culture. This collaboration led to an editorial partnership with roots§routes, research on visual cultures.
She had a research grant from the Pedro Arrupe Institute of Palermo supported by Sylff- Young Leaders Fellowship of the Tokyo Foundation.