We are a group of international young professionals enrolled at IED - Istituto Europeo di Design attending the Master in Arts Management. Coming from different nationalities and backgrounds, and also having to adapt to the ‘new’ everyday due to the Covid-19 emergency circumstances, our perceptions and creative processes have shifted. This development was first realized in our previous project presented in Florence, called At the Edge of Chaos; the first fully-conceived online exhibition in this city, in which we worked hand in hand with our partners - Palazzo Strozzi and Manifattura Tabacchi, as well as with the Institutions and artists involved. This was visualised in a virtual space (that can be explored here), which was inspired by the work of Tomás Saraceno, examining the collision between complex systems and societal interaction, nature, and human psyche. For our next project in Rome, we believe that it is important - at least for a day - to drift from the uncertainties and difficulties that we are experiencing nowadays, and remind ourselves what are the daily and simple things that can give us joy.
ON JOY will therefore explore this vast world of feelings, emotions and sensations through a multi-sensorial dialogue that can help us reconnect with ourselves and the world that surrounds us.