The World in Common is an artistic research that seeks to merge the expressivity of performance and visual arts with extraordinary biotopes. Biotopes constitute the habitats in which specific bio diverse ranges of living communities are nurtured and able to thrive.

The World in Common is interested in the cultural intersections emerging among diverse populations that inhabit biotopes. Moreover, it pretends to support the coalition between various types of knowledge, in order to break down the binomial opposition between the natural and the artificial in a biotope. The World in Common generates sensorial contexts by linking various spheres of knowledge and interconnected meanings with the passion to detect new findings as a shared lively experience.

With an integrative approach, Egle Oddo created an interdisciplinary team under The World in Common project framework.

The core workgroup is formed by: Professor of Botany Anna Scialabba (University of Palermo), working on vegetal biology in collaboration with international institutions; documentarist Antti Ahonen (independent researcher), photographing and performing with DIY machines; associate Professor Karim Ben Hamed (Centre de Biotechnologie, Technopole Borj Cédria, CBBC) expert of extremophiles plants; curator and designer Basak Senova (Visiting Professor, Angewandte, University of Applied Arts, Vienna), developing experimental curatorial formats that communicate artistic research and practice; artist Egle Oddo (independent researcher), developing new artistic practices based on research; biologist Emmy Verschuren (Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland, University of Helsinki), focusing on molecular medicine and immune systems; Professor of Botany Gianluigi Bacchetta (University of Cagliari), expert of plant conservation in-situ and ex-situ; producer and cultural manager Johanna Fredriksson (independent researcher), concentrating on various ecological projects; IT specialist Myles Byrne (independent researcher), designing peer-to-peer protocols for academic and social organizations; and anthropologist Pekka Tuominen (University of Helsinki), researching public space, urban planning, its development, and its influence on local populations.


The STEBICEF Department of the University of Palermo, the University of Helsinki, the Embassy of Finland in Rome, the Biotechnology Center of Borj Cedrja in Tunis, The Botanical Garden of Sapienza University in Rome.


The Finnish Cultural Foundation and the Arts Promotion Centre Finland.