The manifesto room

hercole's only theme is the questioning of the current model of development. hercole produces and disseminates art and thought, imagines practices to stimulate critical approach and generate change.

The hercole’s manifesto is a system of ideas consisting of 11 sentences, a trigger for analysis, insight, confrontation and debate. Each idea is a stance, a provocation proposed for discussion. The phrases of the manifesto are also the classification categories of the archive, an aggregation of projects in dialogue with each other. The hercole’s manifesto is not final, nor immutable, it is an open and co-participated letter.

For the Open Call you can propose free variants of the hercole manifesto, representing it in part or in its entirety, creating a poster of our manifesto.

Selected works will be exhibited in “The Manifesto Room” at Spazio Sfera in Bussero (MI) during the Madness Festival on June 15th and 16th.


Běžná Selhání in Concert

Běžná Selhání (Everyday Failures) is an independent music collective born in Lambrate, Milan, in 2024. The group ranges across different and conflicting genres, accompanied by lyrics about the Milanese province and depression, strongly connected themes. Inspired by the Emilian political mythology of groups such as Offlaga Disco Pax and Spartiti, they carry on the tradition of spoken word with elements of electronic music and punk, without ever tying themselves to one particular genre. Běžná Selhání also emerged as a live performance band, not only due to the nature of their often improvised and remixed sound, but also because of their love for theatricality and buffoonery; they often cover their faces and writhe while lying on stage during the saddest verses. 

Music from the province for the province, against the advancing nothingness.

Via Savona 97 (as always)
May, 18 2024
 From 7 PM until the end

hercole’s bookshelf

hercole’s bookshelf is a project dedicated to booklovers and bookshops.

Its aim is to collect and share books of all genres about the hercole manifesto. The creation of the shelf involves participatory work. The bookseller collects and suggests titles putting them in a dedicated space within their bookstore, not completely filled. Customers can also place their choices. The shelf is continuously updated and enriched, a changing scene where anyone can return to find or offer new inspirations and content. hercole works for creating connections between people and thoughts. It is not just the bookseller holding a certain knowledge the one who can draw the map, but also the reader, who brings with him his load of meaning and his network of references and connections. Furthermore, each bookstore, together with its community, will formulate a specific variant of its bookshelf, different from those realized by other participating bookstores.

The first hercole bookshelf is located in our headquarters Auryn Studio.

"It is clear that this is not about teaching through transfusion, nor perhaps even about teaching at all: the activity whose methods we are trying to define is only a cataloging of self-educational possibilities"

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Our fellows

There are fellow realities we wish to suggest as sources of inspiration and references.

Suggest hercolants

Why don’t you suggest someone? Give us some recommendations and help us discover new projects, practices, or new friends.

hercole ETS
Cultural Association
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Via Savona 97, 20144, Milan