On Monday, Nov. 7, at Hubout (a coworking space and laboratory for social innovation of the Municipality of Matera) we were guests of the Matera-Basilicata 2019 Foundation and Open Design School for the official start of the project “Creative Communities,” Euro-Mediterranean Co-creation Residency Program – In Memory of David Sassoli
Launched on June 26, the call for proposals promoted by Fondazione Matera-Basilicata 2019 and Open Design School saw the selection of four creative groups from all over Europe who, over the course of a three-week artistic residency, from Nov. 7-27, 2022, in Basilicata, will develop artistic projects “through a process of co-creation with the community and local creative and cultural enterprises.”
These are the common elements of the creative projects that will be developed:
- Activating Communities;
- Leaving a mark on the territory;
- Art as a tool to change the perception of rural areas;
- Cultural production in the service of social benefit.
The local communities and the creative projects
At the meeting, in addition to the young creatives selected by the call, were the mayors and the creative and cultural organizations of the hosting municipalities and the enterprises of the Lucanian creative scene (already Project Leader co-producers of Matera 2019) that will foster the co-creation process with the communities, including Casa Netural, which has been working for years on regeneration and social innovation projects in rural areas.
Forenza, Rionero in Vulture, Stigliano and Tursi are the four Lucanian municipalities selected by the committee to host the residencies.