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Nomadic Room for Spatial Awareness

On a mission to research, design, and transmit mindful practices for collective expansion



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RÓNG in Chinese means To Unify. It expresses the materiality of things that dissolves and expands.

Rong Space is a holistic participatory art project created by Federica Buonsante (PhD), between Puglia and Shanghai to dissolve the perceived separation from what is perceived as foreign.


Drawing inspiration from participatory theories, Vipassana meditation and the Taoist poetics of the Opposites, it challenges the notion of Presence in space by exploring the relationship with voids, through expressive activities on a white stage. The core mission is to enhance belonging and deep connection through forms of creative gathering. 


At the crossroads between mindfulness, performance art and stage design, Rong Space engaged associations, groups, and individuals in the prototyping phase (2020-2023), winning a public Call (PIN 2021-2022) within the EU Fund for Social Development issued by the Puglia Region.


Rong Place later registered as a no-profit (ETS). Operating nomadically, Rong Space practices engage schools, artists and institutions to explore the relationship between art and consciousness, to research, co-design, and facilitate practices to promote mindful living and self-care for a more peaceful society. 

How to enhance self-awareness in a fast-paced world?

Practice is the way. The empirical experience of emptiness is a medium to enhance self-awareness. The dialogue art-science becomes the engine to activate this process. 


We promote an anthropological reading of public art, combining the expressive arts with collective stage design. All our practices pay attention to three forms of gathering in which the quality of the exchange is the central element of the whole staging: rituals, celebrations, and gifts.

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All photos belong to RP Practice Archive 2020-2023. To learn more about our portfolio and data collection of past projects please fill in the form below. 

Mindful Partnerships 

Rong  Space nomadic project operating worldwide is registered at RUNTS (Registro Unico Nazionale del Terzo Settore) . We design and co-create with cultural centers, schools, groups and like-minded groups or individuals interested in new sustainable imageries. For more do not hesitate to get in touch by filling the form below. 

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Partnered with 

Vincitore PIN - Iniziativa promossa dalle Politiche Giovanili della Regione Puglia e ARTI finanaziata con risorse FSE - PO Puglia 2014/2020 Azione 8.4 e del Fondo per lo Sviluppo e la Coesione. 
Winner PIN - Initiative promoted by the Youth Policies of the Puglia Region and funded by ESF resources - Puglia 2014/2020 Operational Program Action 8.4 and the Fund for Development and Cohesion.

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