An unprecedented experiment in political economy and participatory democracy: The Teatro Valle experience and its legacies. An essay by Massimiliano Mollona

 Photo ©Tiziana Tomasulo

Photo ©Tiziana Tomasulo

We see once again that collective forms of action based on shared responsibility are presenting innovative and alternative models across many spheres, not only that of culture. This is what needs to be recognised, celebrated and upheld.
— 2014 PMA Jury member Rana Zincir Celal

Teatro Valle Occupato was awarded the ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture (PMA) in 2014. The prestigious Award is given out each year to European artists and thinkers – change-makers whose work shows the potential of culture to create an inclusive Europe. The PMA jury recognised Teatro Valle Occupato for the group’s collective energy in making culture a space for people to join in – a space where culture becomes a process that produces new values and forms of social life. 

We invite you to read the essay An unprecedented experiment in political economy and participatory democracy:  The Teatro Valle experience and its legacies, by Massimiliano Mollona.