CATEGORYDiversity/ Inclusion | Participation | Sustainability
TARGETMeetings and workshops addressed to children and adults, citizens of Castelbuono. Active participants in the project: members of the cooperative i Fauni of Castelbuono, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center.
Created by the Association Il Cinghiale e la Balena, in collaboration with the Department of Participatory Projects of the Civic Museum of Castelbuono, by its Scientific Responsible Maria Rosa Sossai, L’Orto dell’Arte is a project in progress that foresees the direct involvement of the population of Castelbuono, for the realization of an urban educational garden that explores the relationship between art and nature and that is open to a series of meetings and workshops addressed to children and adults. Active participants are the members of the cooperative I Fauni di Castelbuono, who, since the beginning, worked on the project. The unused green space next to the Ventimiglia Castle become an extension of the Civic Museum, able to host initiatives and outdoor educational activities for the dissemination and valorization of a new artistic and environmental culture, in a historical moment in which it’s necessary to strengthen the relationship between institutions and the environment, our greatest and most important common good. With this project the Civic Museum intends to offer a new educational experience addressed to the community applying the concept of the “museum outside the museum”.
The Garden management guidelines will follow the principles of synergistic agriculture and permaculture, according to a multidisciplinary artistic approach capable of becoming a common language, bearing emotions and experiences, able to break down differences and encourage the involvement of individuals who become an active part of a group. L’Orto dell’Arte aims to promote awareness that education is not a good entrusted exclusively to the school and the family, but also to the squares, the streets, nature and cultural institutions, as the city’s cultural offering and an opportunity for community and collective growth. Only in this way every square meter of the territory we chose as “our home” will belong to us; taking care of it means taking on more and more “light” lifestyles so that our ecological footprint will be increasingly lower.