“10 Tables for 100 Benches”, in dialogue with Michele Marinaccio between art and culture
As part of the project "100 benches for Rome", the coordinator of the Rebirth/Third Paradise ambassadors Francesco Saverio Teruzzi proposes a series of video interviews in the wake of the themes dealt with by the Rebirth Forum Rome. The tenth guest is Michele Marinaccio, teacher, artist and Rebirth/Third Paradise ambassador. “Cities need sharing and aggregation,” he said, “art could be the right catalyst to hold these units together”.

It is an opportunity to talk about culture and active citizenship, as if we were at the tables of the Rebirth Forum” with these words Saverio Teruzzi presented the new cycle of interviews proposed in the context of 10 tables for 100 benches and the project 100 benches for Rome. As reported in our previous article, this is a participatory, socially useful and low-environmental-impact project, which involves the installation of one hundred benches made of recycled plastic in different areas of Rome; in this regard, we remind you that until 30th April it is possible to make a donation – of at least 10 euros – for the collective benches through the crowdfunding campaign on Produzioni dal Basso. With the series of interviews, Saverio gives voice to various actors involved in the Rebirth Forum in Rome and in the related working sites. After the first nine episodes – which saw as protagonists the curator of the Museo delle Periferie Giorgio de Finis, the Rebirth/Third Paradise ambassadress and founder of the startups M’AMA.SEEDS and Slow Flow Alessia Montani, the writer, songwriter and lyricist Giulia Ananìa, Elisa and Stefano Battiato from the social promotion association ‘Happy Coaching and Counseling Rome’, the cultural entrepreneur Giovanna Caruso Fendi, art historian and curator Costantino D’Orazio, Cecilia Pecorelli, director of Galleria Continua Roma at The St. Regis, Paolo Naldini, director of Cittadellarte, and Cesare Pietroiusti, artist, president of Azienda Speciale Palaexpo and lecturer for the master’s of Accademia Unidee – we are now publishing the tenth interview.
On this occasion, the guest is Michele Marinaccio, teacher, artist and Rebirth/Third Paradise ambassador.

Why invest in culture?
Investing in culture means looking at our past cultural heritage to project it into the future with innovation and creativity. Art can be the solution to things.

What will be the role of art in the cities of 2030?
Cities need sharing and aggregation. Art could be the right catalyst to hold these units together.

A definition for Rome and three words for its future.
Rome is a great suburb, so there is great fragmentation, which needs to be pieced together. The three words? Network, sustainability and planning.