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Intertwining Territories

Walking means leaving a footprint. Drawing on the reflections by Francesco Careri in Walkscapes (2006) and on the mapping of the Fiastra Ring  (Macerata) by the Borgofuturo Action-Research group, we open a space dedicated to understanding the movement in the territory as a means of inquiry, transformation and management of the territory itself. A special focus will be given to the identity-place relation, to the importance of participatory planning and to the potentialities of a mobile and ephemeral architecture for re-designing socio-cultural services in inner areas.
Introduction to intertwining territories

Intertwining territories means identify – so understand – their specific configurations, their movements and their systems of care. This first session is dedicated to an introduction on the thematics that will follow the whole thematic table during the three days social camp: an introduction by the collective Stalker (Rome) on its nomadic practice and a discussion with Marie Moise from the Care Collective (London) on care services, both for human and non human.

 

The second part of the introductory day will be the presentation of the project “Anello del Val di Fiastra”, result of an action research work done in the winter 2020. The work aimed to enhance and revalue the walking spaces and paths between the villages that are part of the BF+ festivals and implies questions as to how the act of walking can be used as a tool to inhabit and to care for our territory.

 

with the Stalker Collective (Rome), Marie Moise from the care Collective (London) and the Ricercazione Borgofuturo group (Ripe San Ginesio)

 

Meeting Adriatic territories

 

A collaboration with the AA School of Architecture (London) proposes an excursion to Rimini, where the participants can meet the summer school Adriatica and have an exchange on the Adriatic territories. On this occasion, topics such as touristification, inner areas and services in the coastal areas will be discussed.

 

In alternative, the participants who will stay at the social camp can join the activities organised by the other groups: discussions about the transmission of collective cultural heritages such as dances and popular songs with the authors of Il Saltarello nel Piceno and with Comunanza Canora; or Arpentage: a method of community education that allows to read complex texts within a group.

 

with the AA School of Architecture (London) 

Day 2:

Care and territory

 

What does it mean to care for a territory? When we take care, we pay attention, we notice, we participate and we speak up. Citizen sensing offers the opportunity to care, to activate and amplify our senses to monitor the environment and produce new ecological and social alliances.

 

We meet Anna Berti Suman, researcher (European Commission Joint Research Centre), environmental activist, investigator, walker, to talk about citizen sensing as a way to become active citizens and to engage with the territory. From the Ecuadorian Amazon to Fukushima Daiichi to Val d’Agri we will discuss with Anna practices of monitoring and sensing environments affected by events of contamination and the potential of such practices for transformative forms of governance.

 

With Caterina Selva and Anna Berti Suman 

 

WORKSHOPS

Ancestral knowledge and future narratives

We will experiment together with a creative exercise in speculative storytelling through oracles and surrealist devices.

Transfeminist Oracle: This workshop will allow us to unleash our creativity and imagine future technologies which operate according to transfeminist values to respond to our needs of a more just society.

Surrealist Assemblage: this workshop will allow us to imagine the socio-cultural services for the rural communities of the future.

Day 3:

Intertwining resistance

The identity of a population is closely linked to the territory it inhabits. This link is reflected in its language, its practices and its movements, as well as in its culture and art. For this reason, a threatened territory corresponds to people in resistance, a resistance for the preservation of their spaces and their identity, being that on site or from remote.

 

At the same time, homes are not fixed, they are choices or necessity, always in the making, our relation with home brings hope, and confusion. In this session we will explore intersections between different agents on the go, we will experiment new mediums and instruments of storytelling, interconnected bubbles of Habitats, confused Habits and fluid Habitus, non-conventional forms of networking and grass-rooting.

 

We will approach the topic with the collective Kopuntu, between Berlin and Istanbul, and LAPAZ association, representatives for Chiapas (Mexico)

 

With Kopuntu Collective and LAPAZ association

 

Workshop: Hack the present

We rework the outputs of the previous day’s workshop to re-imagine the narratives and practices that shape our present