Social and Community Theatre Centre

University of Turin 

(SCT Centre | Unito)


The Department of Humanistic Studies of the University of Turin (Studium) has enhanced the tradition of literary studies, combining it with theatre, social theatre, and performing arts. UniTo has created the Social Community Theatre (SCT)

Centre, a centre dedicated to performing arts innovation with an international profile.

Social and Community Theatre Centre - University of Turin (SCT Centre | Unito) is a research centre that carries out the following activities: interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral scientific research, projects of cultural innovation and social impact, training and capacity building and assessment/supervision through the SCT methodology, production of site specific performances and artistic formats connected to topic such as gender balancehealth and mental wellbeingactive citizenshipsustainability and civil rights. All the projects developed by SCT Centre are based on the SCT methodology, developed in the early 2000s at the University of Turin by Alessandro Pontremoli and Alessandra Rossi Ghiglione.

SCT Centre comes from the Italian cultural and artistic heritage, which is founded on 
creativity, research and relationships; by means of its methodology, the Centre guides it towards the development of inclusive societies and plural communities.

SCT methodology has been recognized by the European Union (Creative Europe, rasmus+, Interreg/Alcotra, Europe for Citizens) as a best practice to increment cultural participation, social wellbeing and empowerment of the individuals and the communities involved. The SCT methodology works on cultural and social empowerment of citizens and diversity valorization, thus allowing gender balance and inclusion in cooperation with local organisations dedicated to social development themes and active citizenship.

The innovative and multidisciplinary methodology of SCT is based on the efficacy of theatre and performing arts in the development of the human being and of the relationships created in any condition of personal, professional and community life. It is part of a process of innovation from the point of view of society, citizenry and health promotion. According to SCT, diversity is a resource in terms of creativity and well-being, both for individuals and communities.

The intergenerational team of the SCT Centre combines scientific, cultural, artistic and managerial expertise thanks to a wide network of collaborations with scholars, professionals and operators with a Master’s degree in SCT.


Social and Community Theatre Centre

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