the Adriatic Table;
all photos by Reino Koivula,
except ‘carrying nomadic table 1’ by Raine Johnsson
The Nomadic University makes use of three characteristic kinds of artefacts; notebooks for reflection, the nomadic chairs for flexibility and a table for communication.
For the first oases of NUrope, Michelangelo Pistoletto created the Baltic and Mediterranean Tables – made from mirrorglass and shaped like maps of the seas. Since then, those two tables have taken turns to serve nomadic dialogue in several European cities.
However, during this oasis the Mediterranean Table stayed in Cittadellarte, Biella. In its place, and as an hommage to it, an Adriatic Table was created by the Zadar Nomads. The Zadar Museum of Ancient Glass hosted the workshop, and afterwards the table was carried to the former church of St Donat where we gathered around it for the last day’s programme.
Oasis completed, the University of Zadar received the table as a gift from NUrope.