Having just talked with the amazing Ramona Bavassano (@ramonab), who organised and cooked the food for people who could not afford restaurants last year at LOTE3, and we decided that we will offer the same this year. Here is how:
There will be a sign-up sheet for each day, people who wish to eat need to put their names down, and pick a small task to volunteer with (preparations, dishes, shopping, garbage, clean-up).
We will calculate the cost and everyone will be asked to kindly contribute.
Lauren and I talked about organising “nomadic dinners” during LOTE: setting up in or near unused buildings, and let curious local people join. It would have two great purpose: reusing unused buildings; and allowing the people of Matera who don’t hang out in the Sassi to see us in a somewhat approachable situation. This may have to remain a dream, as Ramona informs me it is cold there. And getting access to buildings is not easy. We will see.
If anyone has any suggestions, advice or reminders, please leave a note! (I was not at LOTE last year.) If you would like to hep, please also leave a comment.
@mariabyck, @Bezdomny - could this project be woven into your TAZ research?
@Lauren, are you still interested in doing this together? Maybe @Bembo Davies wants to join the cooking crew?