Given the entity of the damage caused to its spaces by the overflowing of the river Cervo, Fondazione Pistoletto has started a campaign to raise funds on the Derev platform. The initiative has the objective of sustaining the costs of “phase 1” of the works necessary to prevent further collapses or structural damages at Cittadellarte. Here is how to contribute.
Cittadellarte invites its digital users and readers to reflect on the life awaiting us in the post-pandemic world. Will or won’t we change? And if we will, how? What can we concretely do to head towards a balance of sustainable prosperity? Starting from these questions inspired by the song by Subsonica dedicated to the Third Paradise, we’ll wait for your answers to give a collective boost to our project of rebirth and responsible social transformation. Michelangelo Pistoletto and Paolo Naldini introduce the initiative through a video message and a docufilm: here are the recordings.
The business jurist once again takes part in Cittadellarte’s project “The Art of Balance / Pandemopraxy” answering another of the key questions of the initiative. Edoardo Marcenaro, after talking about his personal experience, reflects on the impact the pandemic has had on different professions, identifying a series of positive and negative changes brought about by smart working. “For a while,” he said, “the social element was replaced by an ‘online coffee’ or an ‘aperichat’, which the first time are fun, the second time are cut much shorter, the third time after greeting each other people don’t know what to say anymore”.
The operations started last week with the final demolition of the spaces formerly occupied by Hydro and by the Terme Culturali. “The rubble was dangerous,” said Emanuele Bottigella from Cittadellarte’s Architecture Office, “it needed to be removed quickly”. The crowdfunding campaign continues in parallel: over 100 contributions have been received so far.
After a series of consultations with institutions and professionals, next week will mark the beginning of phase 1 works, consisting in the construction of a ramp of access in the riverbed, followed by the creation of a purpose-built platform to be able to operate on a flat surface.
The Rebirth/Third Paradise ambassador is the 64th participant in the "The Art of Balance / Pandemopraxy", an initiative launched by Cittadellarte. Raymundo Sesma reflects on the identity that cities will have in the future, highlighting their role in society: "The city becomes a platform, a field that gives life to participatory actions, both intellectually and sensorially, where collectively - thanks to multidisciplinarity - projects are developed and transversally analyzed from the constructive point of view of the dialectic ". This episode’s guest then focuses on the best practices developed over the years by Cittadellarte through the Third Paradise project: "The importance of this work and its concept lies in the strength of its insertion into the social fabric. It is a perfect example of a constructive, ethical and global attitude ".