About Us

We are a group of under 25s coming from every corner of Europe.
Our association was born from our wish to value real and deep ties, horizontality and dialogue, curiosity and welcoming of the different.

Our purpose is to recover the value of communication and meeting, often forgotten or hidden behind a two-dimentional screen. Scambi, instead, is a universe of many dimensions, where distant “planets” have the possibility to interact.

After lots of videocalls, thousand doubts and just as many ideas, our team has become a family. We are proud of our diversity and passion, enthusiastic in sharing inspiration and in continuously proposing new perspectives.

We will be waiting for you in Sanremo, to introduce ourselves properly. In the meanwhile, here is an anticipation of who we are.

Margherita reads about quantum physics, but studies Philosophy. She loves to gaze at the stars and the flowers, dancing and drinking coffee. She often recalls the best moments with her Scout Group. If we could be written, instead of born, she would like to be one of Baudelaire’s poem. At Scambi she is helping in the scientific section and in the communication.
Miranda studies Philosophy, International Studies and Economics in Venice and spends her free time drawing. She was born in Germany, where she has studied design until high school. She attended various courses in graphic design for youth job associations and ONGs. She has lived in France, Armenia and Israel.
Cecilia is an inconstant and sometimes too critical “Sanremese” in the Hague. She is attending International Studies, looks after our blog and never knows what to cook for dinner. She is always late and her interest is directed towards everything concerned with sustainability, because she shares the Planet with a lot of beautiful people and she is convinced that next generations deserve at least the possibility to do better.
Tommi is the crazy, chatty, jumping guy who conceived Scambi. He is always talking with everybody of everything, but he never looses a chance to tell people about his choice to quit social media. He proudly is a scout chief, and he studies Philosophy, International Studies and Economics in Venice, where he lives.
Anna likes: the noise of the sea at night, gently caressing dogs’ head and leaning her head on close people’s legs. Anna believes that a perfect world would be made of open words and feelings, curiosity and ceaseless wonder, respect and desire. She tries to contribute to the wellbeing of Life (it being human, animal, herbal) fighting through every-day little gestures. She is a vet student during the day, a daydreamer at night (because vice versa would be impossible).
Jana has a smiley face, carries a huge lot of serene sweetness, even if you don’t notice any fatigue. She loves to challenge rock walls, climbing them. She also loves to capture life moments with her strictly analogical camera. She studied Languages, then lived in Scotland for one year and is now attending Philosophy, International Studies and Economics in Venice. In Scambi she is the responsible for communication.
Fiammetta – in Italian meaning “little flame” – does not extinguish under the rain and was born in 1999. She is currently studying Pharmacy in the very first capital city of Italy. She is an aspiring researcher, brown belt in karate (other than in uncertainty) and a daydreamer. She is always ready to get into the game in order to learn and share experiences and stories with other people. She has the countdown to Christmas permanently set on her phone, the Japanese culture fascinates her and she is a good food lover (and hungry for the world).
Valentino is an extrovert and enterprising guy. DJ, Vocalist, volleyball trainer, but mainly an electrical systems designer. The exchange (the scambio) means to him the base for sociability and the only possible way to grow.
Luisa lives in the hot and sunny Catania and is studying audio/video and multimedia at the Academy of Belle Arti in Palermo. Her bigger ambition is to become a film director and her motto “I live my life one romantic comedy at the time” confirms that. Inside the strange world of Scambi she is dedicated to her short film contest “Dissolvenze” and to everything that goes from filmmaking to infinity.
Alessandro is a student of Computer Engineering at the Polytechnic of Turin. He's a travel and music lover and for twenty minutes a day he can even be a dutiful person. It's enough to put him at ease to break his shyness. As part of our project, he manages our site from every point of view.
Chiara was born on the same day of the Russian Revolution, but in 1995. She believes that exchanging stories and experiences is the best way to live fully. LIS Interpreter, she creates little stories on flying papers and loves crunchy bread. When in town feasts, she becomes a jumping cricket. She gambles with glances. Chiara loves the sea in winter time, the wind blowing under her clothes and being in love.
Sara is supposed to be a reliable and responsible person, but loses her diary every hour and did not yet understand the rational order underlying the mess on her desk. She studies Jurisprudence in Trento, where she can experience Scambi philosophy applied to law. Her dream is to become a magistrate. In Scambi she takes care of the partnership with Libera and of everything concerned with “legality”.
A nomad girl who changes her residence from time to time. Maybe this is the reason she is interested in the migratory phenomenon: she will bring to Scambi experts in this field. Willing to discover new people, new cultures, new thoughts and ways of doing, she looks forward to meet such novelties at our festival!
Stefania’s a determined girl who does not hold back in front of any opportunity. What Scambi means to her is the chance to get in touch with new diversities and to share her own experiences. She is studying Nursing School at Milano Bicocca University. Her strong sense of duty makes her reliable, ambitious and helpful towards other people. In our association she deals with internal logistics and administration.
Elena’s personality is cheerful and kind. She expresses goodness and altruism with the desire of becoming a nurse and travelling the world through volunteering associations. Empathy and curiosity towards others have carried her into the world of our festival, made up of dynamic interactions. In Scambi she deals with internal logistics and administration.
Leonardo Venturi is an inexhaustible source of energy and the creative activator of Scambi. Student of "Performing Arts" at the "De Montfort University" of Leicester in England, he loves art and communication at 360 °, he adores warm hugs and being in contact with people, constantly creating new experiences for everyone around him. He strongly believes that in every event there is always a different and innovative point of view to be considered and that change is often necessary: ​​one should not be afraid of losing everything one has built to (re)find or (re)build one's freedom of expression.
Forever fond of the open-source world, he deals with the technical part of Scambi.
Giulia and Paola are a single entity, unable to do something separate, even this introduction. They are two sixteen years old girls, a little bit crazy, and above all, they are quite only when they're eating. They are not Siamese twins but you can always see them together. Last year they took part to Scambi Festival for the first time, working as representatives of the Liceo Cassini student newspaper. This year they will be part of the Scambi Festival team, dealing with administration and internal logistics.
Gek, like Jack, is attending the fifth year at the classic high school Lyceum Cassini and he loves his guitar more than his own life. You can recognize him thanks to the nail polish, his boring and inconclusive speeches and for his “trappellino”( trap+cappellino, meaning “hat”) that he wears everywhere.In the 2021 edition he took part to Scambi Festival working as a representative of the Lyceum Cassini student newspaper. This year he decided to become an ibex, to better walk on the steep alleyways of the old town Pigna.
Lucilla comes from Rome, but her curiosity got her to live in 5 different countries. That doesn't stop her from hating the moving out process, maybe because her ADHD make it so hard to organise. Now she is in Edinburgh, where she is studying Scandinavian Studies and Politics. In her free time, she loves learning about and getting lost in cinema, and understand how to make it more accessible, to do that she has been collaborating with the Edinburgh International Film Festival, as a member of their Youth Team and as a programmer. In Scambi she works on the contest 'Dissolvenze'.