Through its curated programming of digital panel discussions and forums for debate, the Agorá of EDI dynamically links art education departments and initiatives across the world to develop new digital tools for art mediation, promoting the social role of the museum as an instrument of well-being and cultural participation.

Participation in Agorá is free and more information about each scheduled Agorá session and its topics and speakers can be found below. Archives of past Agorá sessions can be found on EDI’s Research Lab.


The second edition of EDI Global Forum will be held in Naples from 24 to 27 October 2023 and it will bring together professionals from museums, institutions, no profit spaces, […]

Past events

  • Shape the future of museums. Will they be for everyone?

    a conversation with Maria Chiara Ciaccheri / Museologist Anne Taylor Brittingham / Deputy Director for Education and Responsive Learning Spaces at Phillips Collection In today’s uncertain times where are museums

    June 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • The museum, the neighbourhood, and the housing crisis

    a conversation with Anna Chiara Cimoli /Università degli studi di Bergamo/MUBIG Ana Kutleša and Dunja Kučinac / BLOK – Local base for culture refreshment Today, the participatory agenda has become

    May 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • EDI Global Forum Naples 2022

    EDI Global Forum’s inaugural convening in Naples from 11-14 October 2022 brings together professionals representing over 150 institutions actively working with education through the lens of art and culture for

    October 11, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - October 14, 2022 @ 1:00 pm
  • Parliament of GHOSTS

    In Tamale in the north of Ghana, far from the national capital Accra, Ibrahim Mahama has built a series of art initiatives that have young people and education as their

    June 28, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • What does it mean to be close to the community these days?

    The Blyzkist Group (Taras Gembik, Mariia Beburia and Olga Mzhelskaya) since 2020 is responsible for the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw’s public programme turning to the Ukrainian-and Russian-speaking audience

    June 14, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Cross-Cultural Approaches to Youth Oriented Educational Programming

    This Agora Session brings together two institutions that are developing new audiences for contemporary art in Indonesia, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia: Museum MACAN and Art Jameel. Learning is at

    May 31, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Octopus Toolbox

    Octopus Toolbox è un progetto del Dipartimento per l’Educazione Preventiva del MACRO – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma, realizzato in collaborazione con RUFA – Rome University of Fine Arts. Octopus

    May 26, 2022 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • EDI Fellows Session

    In this Agora session, EDI Fellows, comprised of 30 emerging practitioners engaging with art and education from around the world, will resume the conversation started on the 12th of April.

    May 24, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Ripartiamo dalle Didascalie Parlanti

    The expression “Talking captions” refers to the seminar activities the final year students of the University of Campania ‘Luigi Vanvitelli’ engaged with, within their History of Contemporary Art degree, in

    May 16, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Deconstructing Values-based BUZZWORDS

    In this Agora event, Futuress co-directors Maya Ober and Nina Paim will discuss the broadly understood notion of diversity, looking particularly at a series of articles published by the platform

    May 10, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • TOCCARE L’ARTE – workshop onsite

    26-27.04.2022 FONDAZIONE MORRA GRECO TOCCARE L’ARTE (Touching Art), a new way to enjoy contemporary art, curated by Annalisa Trasatti, coordinator of the Omero State Tactile Museum in Ancona. To participate

    April 26, 2022 @ 2:30 pm - April 27, 2022 @ 1:00 pm
  • The ATOMIUM as a prism for EMPATHIC mediation

    The ATOMIUM as a prism for EMPATHIC mediation, with Laure Goemans, from WIELS Contemporary Art Center Laure Goemans is the mediator at WIELS Contemporary art center in Brussels. This session

    April 26, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • EDI Fellows Session

    In this Agora session, EDI Fellows comprised of 30 emerging practitioners engaging with art and education from around the world will think through and identity barriers to diversity and inclusion,

    April 12, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Il concetto di Accoglienza dai Musei al territorio

    The talk will make people reflect on the concepts of welcoming within and outside of Museums. The goal here is to introduce the main study lines of how museums have

    April 12, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • ‘One and Three Ideas’ for Museum and Art Education

    This session thinks through the role of art education in a contemporary art museum, beyond formal academic institutions. How informality of encounters in a museum, with artists as mediators and

    April 5, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Institutional Agility Enhancing Collective Support – Case Studies by Pivô (São Paulo) and Para Site (Hong Kong)

    This Agora Seminar brings together examples from Brazil and Hong Kong to explore how institutional agility can redistribute resources and energy towards the building of collective support for vulnerable artistic

    March 29, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Toccare l’Arte – L’esperienza del Museo Tattile Statale Omero di Ancona

    Touching for us is still and always be essential! This is the only museum in the world where art meets touch, sight, thoughts and creates a sensation called wonder. A

    March 24, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Narrare o morire

    A meeting focused on the practice and on the different approaches to the narration of reality. LeleMarcojanni is a group of authors that deals with narrations through audiovisual, declined in

    March 16, 2022 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Art and Climate Change

    With an eye to how sustainability translates into concerted action on climate, spatial, and social justice, this session invites curators, gallerists, designers, and community organizers to share various approaches and

    December 16, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Fixed Place: A Participatory Project between Art, Vulnerability, and Citizenship

    Fixed place is a project financed by Comune di Bergamo and Fondazione della Comunità Bergamasca, designed in collaboration  between GAMeC, Cooperativa Namastè onlus and Fondazione Opera Bonomelli onlus. Fixed Place

    December 16, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Education Oriented Tours of Two of the Newest Museum Spaces of 2021 – GES-2 (Moscow) and the New Jim Thompson Art Center (Bangkok)

    This session will introduce us to two of the world’s newest infrastructures for art and culture – GES-2 in Moscow and the new building of the Jim Thompson Art Centre

    December 16, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • A più voci – With Many Voices

    With Many Voices offers people living with Alzheimer’s Disease the opportunity to express themselves through art and proposes a model for communication that is still possible. In urging people to

    December 15, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Re-inventing Presence. Strategies of Engagement Across and Through the Pandemic

    Everything suddenly changed due to the pandemic crisis: we were forced into our homes, living apart and learning to work and live differently. We’re still suffering. Space, time, and relationships

    December 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Art Education and New Technologies

    This panel brings together innovators in the space of technology to address how new networks enabled by unprecedented digital connectivity can power new publics to engage with education and art.

    December 15, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Artists and Transversal Pedagogy

    Art is a space of freedom; a space to traverse the many limitations society imposes on people. From Petrit Halilaj, who encountered art making as a teenager in a refugee

    December 14, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Decolonising the Canon

    This panel unites educators who question and work to update systems that do not give ample weight to histories of culture in contexts such as Africa, Asia, Latin America, and

    December 14, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Educating about Beauty and Promoting Social Inclusion: The Peggy Guggenheim Collection presents Migrating Objects

    On the occasion of the exhibition Migrating Objects. Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas in the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, the museum offers activities based on translanguaging pedagogy to anyone

    December 14, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Introduction + Taking Institutional Values Outside of the Institution – Promoting Accessibility, Diversity and Inclusion, and Sustainability Through Art and Education

    Introduction to EDI Global Forum and EDI Ambassadors Maurizio Morra Greco (President) Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples, Italy Alessandra Drioli (Head of Programmes) Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples, Italy Diana Campbell (International

    December 14, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Connecting Across Generations And Cultures Through Art And Education

    This Agora Session will explore how art institutions connect across cultural and generational backgrounds by developing innovative programming enabling children and their families to engage with difference through art. In

    November 23, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Storytelling and Reframing Museum Collections

    Storytelling and reframing museum collections

    “Ventriloquism seems to be akin to the logic of the encyclopedic museum, in which objects are speaking on behalf of an entire culture, age, or region. Issues of identity, embodiment,

    November 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • De-Privileging And Re-Privileging Senses In Art Institutions

    This Agora session brings together three examples where artistic interventions have pushed past the singular sense of the visual in the visual arts to engage a world that people navigate

    November 9, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Digital Translations Across Contexts And Cultures

    How can digital platforms and networks translate across different definitions of what culture is, and different digital infrastructures and penetration rates? In this Agora, design strategist and UK based strategy

    November 5, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Troubleshooting the Challenges to True Accessibility in Art Education

    EDI exists to build a dialog between institutions and professionals working to dismantle barriers between the public and art through considering new approaches to art education. Class is a clear

    October 26, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Opening Access: Enabling and Engaging First Time Encounters with Art Institutions

    The Morra Greco Foundation is pleased to present the first online discussion panel of the EDI Global Forum for Education and Integration project. The session will connect two case studies

    October 20, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm