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The sweetest call for application: Love difference pastries ! | babelmed Gastronomy represents an opportunity to activate intercultural creative meetings and add value to cultural differences. Love Difference invites confectioners, chefs, artists to create sweets, with the aim of creating Love Difference Pastries in Mediterranean regions.

Origins of the project:
For the occasion of the 51. Venice Biennial of Art and the World Summit on Information Society in Tunis Michelangelo Pistoletto and Love Difference - Artistic Movement for an InterMediterranean Politic - presented the new halva (sesame pastry, commonly used in Arab countries in the Mediterranean and Balkan areas) flavoured ice-cream (go to the Love Difference ice-cream project on the Love Difference website). The recipe of this ice-cream has been shared with the free knowledge approach, i. e. spreading know-how for free. Love Difference Ice-cream represents a cultural passport that joins different cultures in the Mediterranean area and brings them closer, through the experience of taste.
The concept of the ice-cream leads to the Love Difference Confectionery project, which will cross all the Mediterranean areas, activating through creativity, intercultural increasing the value of difference.

Description of the project:
Love Difference is launching an open-call to collect recipes and creative activities, with the aim of constructing a Love Difference Confectioneries network, i.e. places where differences will meet each other and will be tasted. The recipes should translate the idea of cohabitation among cultures, using different channels: ingredients, production and distribution techniques, food design…

The products will be selected by a jury composed of: Bruno Corà, Michelangelo Pistoletto and personalities of the cultural and gastonomic world.

The entries selected will be presented at the event Gelato e Dolci Love Difference come passaporto culturale (Love Difference Ice-cream and sweets as cultural passports), included in the exhibition “Cittadellarte Pistoletto and the Third Paradise”, curated by Bruno Corà at the CAMeC Modern and Contemporary Art Center in La Spezia, on 22, 23, 24 February, 2008. The creators of the recipes will be invited to participate in the round table with Michelangelo Pistoletto and the Love Difference staff to discuss about the artistic-culinary cooperation as basis of the project.

Promoters:
The project is promoted by Love Difference, Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto, in collaboration with CAMeC Modern and Contemporary Art Center in La Spezia.

Participants:
The project is addressed to artists, confectioners, bakers, chefs, creatives, who are interested in the realisation of an artistic project which aims to promote the meeting and the dialogue among cultures, through the distribution of new sweet recipes around the Mediterranean countries, made by the Love Difference confectioneries. Love Difference suggests the authors of the recipes to establish contacts with a pre-existing channel of sale (restaurant, bar, confectionery...).

Terms & Conditions:
The following documents are required and must be sent by not later than 17th January 2008:
• Concept of the project (what are the reasons and motivations that make the sweet a channel of intercultural dialogue?)
• The recipe (ingredients, dosage, preparation/cooking time and step by step instructions)
• Curriculum vitae of the authors
• Filled in application form: download in DOC or PDF format

A jury composed of Bruno Corà, Michelangelo Pistoletto and other personalities from the cultural and gastonomic world, will select the best entries and will invite the authors of the first ten recipes selected to the meeting Gelato e Dolci Love Difference come passaporto culturale (Love Difference Ice-cream and sweets as cultural passports) on 22, 23 and 24 February 2008, at the CAMeC Modern and Contemporary Art Center in La Spezia.

Love Difference caters for the travel expenses (with an amount of money depending on the participants location) and for the accomodation, with an amount of 250 euros per each participant of the ten selected projects.
For the travel expenses list and further information: www.lovedifference.org

Projects must be handed in by 17th January 2008, 6:30pm CET.

The results will be published on this website and sent via e-mail on 21st January 2008, 6:30 pm, CET.

Languages:

Proposals are accepted in English, Italian, French, German and Spanish languages. The event Gelato e Dolci Love Difference come passaporto culturale (Love Difference Ice-cream and Sweets as Cultural Passports) will be held in English.



For more info : www.lovedifference.org

Contacts
Entries may be sent via e-mail to:
tastedifference@lovedifference.org
or sent by post to:
Love Difference,
Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto
Via Serralunga, 27 - 13900 Biella (BI), Italia
T: (39) 015 0991456 | E: info@lovedifference.org

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