New Generations Festival 2020
Streamed Online
Royal Academy of Spain in Rome

“New Urban Challenges” is the three-year edition (2020 – 2021 – 2022) of the New Generations festival that takes place in Rome, Italy. Curated by Gianpiero Venturini, these three editions of the festival aim to explore the relation between the urban environment and six intertwined themes, two every year. The project has been awarded by the public tender “Estate Romana 2020 – 2021 – 2022” and is part of Romarama, a cultural programme promoted by Roma Capitale.

In December 2020, the 8th edition of the New Generations Festival took place for the first time online, streamed live from the Royal Academy of Spain in Rome. As the first edition of the three year festival “New Urban Challenges” (2020 – 2021 – 2022), all the activities took place via online platforms in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival saw the participation of a selection of around 25 international guests, who were involved in a series of activities organised around two main topics: (City and) People & (City and) Responsibility within the six themes of “New Urban Challenges”.

The festival experimented in the virtual space through the use of various online platforms to allow a dynamic interaction between the invited guests and the New Generations public.

Editorial Formats Powered by Pecha Kucha:
The Pecha Kucha presentations revolved around a variety of editorial projects in various formats. Following are the projects that were presented at the event:

1. VUOTO by Jacopo Ammendola (orizzontale)

2. Empty Coruña by Scott Lloyd (TEN) and Hans Rufer

3. Patterns of Rural Commoning by Niklas Fanelsa (Atelier Fanelsa)

4. Panteon Magazine, by Jacopo Constanzo

5. Alerta Mira-Sol by Blanca Munt

6. KooZA/rch by Federica Sofia Zambeletti

7. Volume, by Francesco Degl'Innocenti


Empty Coruña, presented by Scott Lloyd (TEN Studio) and Hans Rufer

VUOTO by Jacopo Ammendola (orizzontale)

Patterns of Rural Commoning by Niklas Fanelsa (Atelier Fanelsa)

Panteon Magazine, presented by Jacopo Constanzo

Alerta Mira-Sol by Blanca Munt

KooZA/rch by Federica Sofia Zambeletti

Volume, presented by Francesco Degl'Innocenti