01 October 2020 to 02 October 2020

IETM Multi-location in Milan

The local Plenary meeting in Milan, Italy, will be organised by our members Liv.in.gAssociazione EtreFattoria Vittadini, Progetto C.Re.S.Co. and Effetto Larsen in collaboration with La Fabbrica del Vapore. Please find below the introduction by the local hosts, as well as the local programme and practical information to help you plan your stay in Milan.

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Introduction by the local hosts

First to be hit by the pandemic and still one of the countries that suffered it the most, Italy is facing a challenging time - and the performing arts sector was not spared. The Covid-19 crisis has in fact underlined some old weaknesses of the Italian cultural system, while making us foresee at the same time new possible models that can lead to long-awaited changes.

Symbolically held in Milan, the heart of the pandemic and our “international capital” in the last years, the Italian Plenary hub will take advantage of the IETM Multi-location Plenary Meeting to focus on reconnecting live and strengthening the relationship between Italy, IETM and the international community. 

We will offer newcomers a space to enter the IETM community, with the aim to build a larger, wider and more diverse Italian delegation within the network as well as a stronger lobby in Italy on international topics. 

Our programme will focus on sharing practices, new models as well as info and updates about opportunities, fundings, programmes: a toolkit that we will develop with a bottom-up session, a peer-to-peer approach, and a top down moment, with external speakers.

Come and join us to start regenerating the Italian way to cooperate internationally…with a good glass of wine, of course.

Register now

Maximum capacity: 70 participants

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Programme

The following on-site programme of the local meeting in Milan prepared by the local hosts will include the collective participation in the main IETM online programme (marked as working sessions on the page), to which all the locations of the Multi-location Plenary will simultaneously connect on 1 and 2 October.

CEST: Central European Summer Time (local time in Milan)

Thursday, 1 October

11:00
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11:30 CEST

Registration

Venue: La Fabbrica del Vapore

11:30
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13:00 CEST

Welcome to IETM
A session dedicated to newcomers to introduce themself, ask questions about the network and hear from the experience of the “old” members. Join us from the morning for this networking moment to build and strengthen the Italian IETM community! 

Venue: La Fabbrica del Vapore

13:00
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14:00 CEST

Lunch break and networking

Venue: La Fabbrica del Vapore

14:00
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15:45 CEST

Collective participation in IETM's online programme:

What matters now? Plenary discussion
The theme of the Multi-location Plenary Meeting will allow us to speak out on what truly matters in the different context in which we now evolve. A series of short addresses from speakers with versatile backgrounds will trigger live and online, local and international discussions.

Venue: La Fabbrica del Vapore (and online)

15:45
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16:15
CEST

Coffee break and networking

Venue: La Fabbrica del Vapore

16:15
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18:30 CEST

What matters now - in Italy?
International field is often a space where new themes and needs of the sector are discussed, long before they reach the national level. Covid emergency speeded up this tendency: the pandemic has stimulated a solidarity and coordination in international performing arts, working together to share and imagine solutions, tools, practices.

The horizon is not even more the emergency itself: it’s the change toward a better future for culture.

Starting from the panel proposed by IETM, we will discuss what themes are more relevant for Italy and what suggestions coming from the international field could become the starting point for the change in Italy. 

Venue: La Fabbrica del Vapore

18:30
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19:00 CEST

Happy hour

Venue: La Fabbrica del Vapore

Friday, 2 October

10:00
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11:00 CEST

Collective participation in IETM's online programme:

IETM Pitchorama
This brand new session will showcase a series of 6 projects pitched by IETM members in 3-minute videos before leaving room for questions and feedback from participants.

Venue: La Fabbrica del Vapore (and online)

11:00
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11:30 CEST

Coffee break and networking

Venue: La Fabbrica del Vapore

11:30
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13:00 CEST

Now it's your turn
From the discussion held on Thursday, working groups will go deeper into the topics we feel are urgent.

Why it is relevant? What practice shall we put in place, and what shall we abandon? What’s the request to our colleagues, the institutions and the audience to make it happen?

Venue: La Fabbrica del Vapore

13:00
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14:00 CEST

Lunch and networking

Venue: La Fabbrica del Vapore

14:00
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15:00 CEST

Collective participation in IETM's online programme: 

IETM info cell
An hour of valuable information on IETM: overview of the current and upcoming activities and projects, update on the recent and forthcoming policy and advocacy work, and introduction to the different working groups of IETM.

Venue: La Fabbrica del Vapore (and online)

15:00
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16:00 CEST

An Italian Manifesto
Through the reporting of the working groups, we will collect all the ideas, practices and desires for the future in a collective Italian Manifesto to share online and to send to IETM and the public and private institutions.

Venue: La Fabbrica del Vapore

16:00
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16:30 CEST

Goodbye and chats

Venue: La Fabbrica del Vapore

For any question regarding the local programme of the meeting in Milan, please get in touch directly with Cristina Carlini at [email protected].

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Covid-19 regulations

Before booking your travel please check the travel regulations of your destination. Please make sure to also check the regulations of the country where you are based, which might still limit the destinations to which you can travel.

Please be aware that local Covid-19 regulations may affect your journey as well as the local meeting itself until the very last minute. For the latest information about the situation in Italy, please check the official governmental information here.

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Location

La Fabbrica del Vapore

Via Giulio Cesare Procaccini, 4
20154 Milano MI

La Fabbrica del Vapore is a complex of industrial heritage buildings that promotes contemporary multidisciplinary arts and an exceptional centre for productions and residencies. Administered by Milan’s city hall, the organisation is currently under deep transformation towards a more open and accessible model.

The building complex is wheelchair accessible. There is a lift to the first floor. There is one accessible toilet available on the first floor and one on the ground floor.

How to get there?

  • Metro line 5 - stop: Cenisio or Monumentale.

Both stations are equipped with escalators and elevators. The route to the venue is step free, and the pedestrian crossings are equipped with sound signals.

  • Tram lines 10, 12 and 14 - stop: Piazzale Cimitero monumentale Via Bramante

Lines 12 and 14 are wheelchair accessible. Line 10 is not accessible for wheelchair users. The route to the venue is step free, and the pedestrian crossings are equipped with sound signals.

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Accessibility

In the city

Getting around Milan with a wheelchair is relatively easy, however, there might be a few challenges (Source: TripAdvisor). This website contains useful information for tourists with disabilities and special needs visiting Milan.

At the meeting

It is our aim to make IETM meetings as accessible as possible. However, it may not be possible to offer services at every location and, therefore, we recommend that you check the accessibility conditions of the location of your interest.

In order to meet the needs as much as possible, we collect your access requirements when you create your account and register for the meeting. Regarding speech-to-text captioning, we can only guarantee captions for the main IETM online programme (marked as working sessions on the page).

If you have any questions regarding the overall accessibility of the local meeting in Milan, you are welcome to write to our Production Officer at [email protected].

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Transports

By plane

Milan has three airports: Malpensa [MXP], Linate [LIN] and Bergamo Orio al Serio [BGY].

Malpensa is the biggest airport in Milan, located approximately 50 km northwest of the city centre. The easiest way to get to the city from the airport is with the Malpensa Express train reaching Cadorna, Milano Centrale and Milano Porta Garibaldi stations. For more information on how to get to and from Malpensa, click here.

Linate is a smaller ‘city airport’, located only 8 km east of the city centre. There are two coach companies operating direct shuttles from the airport to Milano Centrale station: Starfly and ATM. For more information on how to get to and from Linate, click here.

Orio al Serio is located near the town of Bergamo, 50 km east of Milan. The easiest and cheapest way to reach Milan from the airport is to take the coach service operated by Terravision.

By bus or by train

Milan is a major European rail hub, with high-speed train connections to/from France, Switzerland, Austria and Germany. An overnight sleeper train also runs from Barcelona (Spain). The two main train stations of the city are Milano Centrale and Milano Porta Garibaldi. For train timetables and fares, visit: www.trenitalia.com, www.sncf.com, www.sbb.ch or www.bahn.de.

The Lampugnano coach station is Milan's main bus terminal, with daily buses to many cities in Europe. From there, you can take metro line 1 to the city centre.

Public transport

Milan’s public transport has an extensive network of metro lines, buses and trams, which allows you to get around the city with ease (source: Meet The Cities). To plan your route, please click here. For information on ticket fares, visit this page.

Masks and disposable gloves are mandatory when taking public transport. The capacity of the vehicles has been reduced to allow for 1 metre distance between passengers. Please check out all rules put in place for transport safety here.

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Accommodation

Hotels and other accommodation establishments have reopened.

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Eating out                 

Restaurants and bars have reopened. Restaurants must ensure a 1m distance between tables and non-seated clients. Pre-booking is not mandatory but strongly recommended by regional regulations. The use of masks is mandatory when you are not seated.

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Contact

For any question regarding the local meeting in Milan, please get in touch directly with Cristina Carlini at [email protected].

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