Academy of Margins
↑ Vida Rucli. Photo: Urban Cerjak.

Topolò, Italy
Team members
Dora Ciccone
Antônio Lasalvia
Elena Rucli
Vida Rucli
Laura Savina
Aljaž Škrlep
Janja Šušnjar

Robida is a collective that works at the intersection of written and spoken words – with Robida Magazine and Radio Robida – and spatial practices developed in relation to the village of Topolò/Topolove, where the collective is based.
From 2015 the collective curates Robida Magazine, a multilingual cultural magazine, published once a year. The magazine explores different topics – such as abandonment, silence, the relation between domesticity and wildness etc. – which are connected to the place where the magazine comes to life, namely Topolò.
In the years Robida Collective organized workshops of field recording, of landscape and architecture, symposiums and residencies for artists.
In 2021 it opened two community spaces, a physical one, Izba – a small coworking and hospitality space for people who are from or who come to Topolò, and an immaterial one, Radio Robida, dedicated to our far-away community. The same year it also started to develop its own conception of artist residencies, that fits Topolò and its specificities.
In 2022 Robida opened her own Academy of Margins, a place of encounter between central theories and marginal places and the relationship between relevant authors and a younger generation that usually reads them and is developing itself through their ideas.
Robida is a curatorial group for long term projects connected to landscape and the place of Topolò. Robida is commitment, dedication, concreteness, care and responsibility.
Robida is a way of learning from scratch to take care of one’s dreams.
Robida is a group of people with a great sense of community.
Robida is a platform for creating a place of belonging.
Robida is a space where to dig deeper into things.
Robida is a place for observation and reflection.
Robida is a project to connect people.
Robida is a place to experiment.
Robida is a laboratory.
Robida is relationships.
Robida is a cure.

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5 — 6 Sep 2024
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Kotrijk, Belgium
Organised by: Forecast, Living Summer School (Bolwerk)

17 — 17 Apr 2024
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Plečnik Hall, Faculty of Architecture UL, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Organised by: Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana

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