Città Foresta – Le Cosmicomiche
𝗖𝗔𝗣 – 𝗖𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗔𝗿𝘁 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁𝘀 collaborated on the realisation of workshops curated and realised by 𝗟𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘁𝘂𝗱𝗼 𝗔𝗿𝘁 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁𝘀 in occasion of the Festival 𝗖𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗮’ 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗮 – 𝗟𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝘀𝗺𝗶𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗰𝗵𝗲, winning project of the Public Call ‘Estate Romana 2023-2024’.
𝗖𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗮’ 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗮 – 𝗟𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝘀𝗺𝗶𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗰𝗵𝗲 is a wandering workshop festival that involved five neighbourhoods of the city of Rome between July and October: Labaro, Laurentino, Corviale, Tufello, Trullo. This edition of the Festival is linked to the figure of 𝗜𝘁𝗮𝗹𝗼 𝗖𝗮𝗹𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗼, whose birth centenary is to be celebrated, and in particular to the collection of short stories 𝗟𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝘀𝗺𝗶𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗰𝗵𝗲, written between 1963 and 1964. The project saw the realisation of a series of multidisciplinary art workshops, in each of the different neighbourhoods, with the aim of activating new links and synergies between people and the urban territory through participatory art practices.
The Festival was mainly addressed to children and young people and had the participation of artists such as 𝗚𝗮𝗶𝗮 𝗦𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗮, 𝗜𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗼 𝗗𝗲 𝗟𝘂𝗰𝗮, 𝗟𝘂𝗶𝘀 𝗗𝗼 𝗥𝗼𝘀𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗼, 𝗜𝘀𝗮𝗯𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗮 𝗠𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗼𝗹𝗶, 𝗝𝗮𝗰𝗼𝗽𝗼 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗹𝗶, 𝗗𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗹𝗼 𝗜𝗻𝗻𝗼𝗰𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶, 𝗗𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗗’𝗔𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗹𝗼 aka 𝗨𝗥𝗞𝗔 and the associations 𝗣𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗼, 𝗩𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗮𝗺𝗼𝗹𝗮𝗤 and 𝗔.𝗜.𝗠𝗲.𝗙.
The workshops involved different practical artistic techniques including: collective drawing, photography, puppet making, papier-mâché, percussion, radio workshop, imagination workshop, wood construction and nature walks.
At the end of the journey through the five neighbourhoods, a big 𝗙𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁 was held on the 14th of October between the spaces of the VIII Lotto and the Polisportiva Trullo. The day included all the artists and associations who realised the workshops and all the Festival participants from the various neighbourhoods. A day of installations and performances, a collective narration of the process developed during the months of the Festival, which saw a final exhibition of the artworks created during the workshops.
Città Foresta – Le Cosmicomciche, Courtesy CAP – Cities Art Projects © Luis Do Rosario
Città Foresta – Le Cosmicomciche, Courtesy CAP – Cities Art Projects © Martina Nutta
Città Foresta – Le Cosmicomciche, Courtesy CAP – Cities Art Projects © Monkeys Video Lab
Città Foresta – Le Cosmicomciche, Courtesy CAP – Cities Art Projects © Paola Farfaglio