Basilicata is one of the relatively neglected regions of Italy - one of the reasons why Matera with its bright project “Open Future” decided to participate in a race for a title of European Capital of Culture 2019. The candidature was accompanied by increasing and astonishing ferment in the city - a huge reverse braindrain brought back the creative minds and the precarious souls who always dreamt about their beautiful city to be something better than it is. In the six past years so much has changed that any citizen asked about it will give you the same answer: You wouldn’t recognise Matera if you saw as it used to be.
This is why LOTE4 involves a session of Basilicata’s stewardship cases - a result of talks over endless amounts of espresso, deep research, travels, sleepless nights of research and incredible engagement and openess of the local community.
Stefania Clemente - cultural animator born, raised and based in Matera. She will tell you about the storytelling project Paesaggi Lucani she worked on in cooperation with Digital Festival of Turin.
Luca Tamburrino, young local activist, one of these who travelled and decided to come back to their home town, Matera in this case, shares a story of an abandoned building that was turned into a completely new creature in the city - Unibastoreplus, a mix of a librarian asylum, coworking space and a catapult equipped with all the information on how to grow and get experience abroad.
Date: 2014-10-16 14:45:00 - 2014-10-16 14:45:00, Europe/Brussels Time.