Standards is a collective project and a flexible space for sound research, performance, arts and music, located in Dergano district in Milan. The main space features Cavo, a wooden site-specific installation acting on the acoustics and on the aesthetics, conceived as practice-based research. As a platform and catalyst for artistic experimentation, Standards encourages multiple perspectives, with the aim to engage relations and widen definitions for sonic and visual cultures. Since 2015 Standards offers a diverse programme of live performances, concerts, talks, exhibitions, workshops, artist residencies, original productions, seminars, installations, independent publications and showcases. With its initiatives, Standards acknowledges the responsibility of acting independently in order to create the conditions for cultural projects to be implemented respecting the quality of research, communities, inclusiveness and differences, supporting the free expression and circulation of ideas. Standards is a non-profit organization and its sustainability is made possible by the support of its public – with membership subscriptions and donations – and with its fundraising activity. Standards is currently agitated by Attila Faravelli, Enrico Gilardi, Michele Lori, Gaia Martino, Roberta Pagani and Nicola Ratti who opened the space together with Alberto Boccardi.
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