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International CEnter of MUltidisciplinary Research in Asinara


ICEMURA is an international multidisciplinary research center located in the Asinara National Park, where researchers from different artistic and scientific disciplines work together on issues related to the Park’s areas of focus such as biodiversity and - more generally - environmental protection.

The project has an international partnership formed by:


Ente Parco Nazionale dell'Asinara
Porto Torres municipality
Deborah Ricciu - Espandere Orizzonti (Olbia - Kampala)
Parabatula (Sassari)
Meridianozero (Sassari)
Cult (Alghero)
Tusitala (Cagliari)
Università degli Studi di Cagliari - Dipartimento di Lettere, Lingue e Beni Culturali
Università degli Studi di Sassari - Dipartimento di Architettura, Design e Urbanistica


Kiwi (Rosarno, RC)
Stalkerteatro (Torino)
MCF Belfioredanza (Torino)
Medu - Medici per i diritti umani (Roma)


CCNN / Centre Chorégraphique National de Nantes
Dance Theatre Comma8 (Vilnius)
Det Stille Teateret (Oslo)
Skisser I Bevegelse (Oslo)

After four years of research in the Park, the association’s founders thought of creating a center that could see this landscape as the seat of a shared and multifaceted methodology, one that could open up new ideas on issues concerning the relationship between man and the environment, discussing the relationship that exists between behavior, regulations, architecture, the linguistic articulations of human beings, and the dynamics of mineral, plant and animal processes.

Indeed, the systemic vision of social processes brings human behavior back into a network in which all elements - social, cultural, biological - are an integral and integrated part of contemporary phenomenology. Splitting these elements and placing Man above or outside the other elements of the system creates an anthropocentric vision that is too limiting when one wants to investigate the interdependencies of which the system we live in is composed.

It is precisely on this principle of equality that Icemura’s research methodology is based: putting human beings on the same level as minerals, vegetables, and animals. Indeed, Icemura aims to deepen some aspects of the relationship between Man and nature through the possibility of doing research with a broad spectrum of analysis.

Icemura is above all a mental shipwreck, a continuous reconfiguration of ideas where the harmony of the relationship between research and researchers is continually explored in their relationship with the surrounding area.
This is, after all, one of the fundamental aspects of the methodology we follow: the body as a whole is a tool and an object of analysis at the same time. The body is always relationship; it is always continuous mutation.


Icemura’s first publication - the monograph on the Overlap project - wants therefore to report through words and images what the bodies of the researchers experienced in relation to the lands they crossed, the plants they inhaled oxygen from, the animals they met, the sea that took them to other shores.


curated by Dario La Stella and Valentina Solinas