Dentro e fuori la piazza, the culture is for everyone

In Palermo the social and economic degeneration and the lack of education remains one of the most serious issues that leads to widespread illegality and organized crime. Despite the daily effort from the citizens, volunteers and schools, places such as Piazza Magione and neighborhoods like La Kalsa have difficulties breaking free from this state of emergency.

For that reason we continue our work with children from families who live in these difficult and dramatic situations and to support victims of extortion. We have always dedicated particular interest to places of great symbolic value to the city. At Piazza Magione we have created the first critical consumption fairs, which invested in a playground designed in collaboration with the local community and the Ferrara school. We have pushed forward with social and educational inclusion of the children of the neighborhood.

We asked ourselves how Palermo, as the capital of culture, could have sense for the children who live in the neighborhood and their families. So, together with Aeroclub Bocca di Falco and the maritime club of Palermo we have arranged activities, because we think that these activities are great way for the children to learn about their city in a new way, different from their daily life in the piazza where they live.

teatro_03We saw it as an oppurtunity for the children to discover the artistic, cultural and environmental aspects of the city and exploring it with new experiences and workshops that can stimulate creativity and imagination in collaboration with Teatro Massimo in Palermo, the Botanical Garden, The Teatro Biondo and Parco Uditore. It is a way to spend moments of spare time, aggregation and reflection in company with these families. In occasions we also visit the Cityplex Metropolitan Cinema with the families to watch a movie.

Together with the kids from Piazza Magione and their families we have been on a bus ride to the historical center of Palermo with Open Artour and we have visited the town of Monreale and its cathedral and the Convent of the Capuchins where we have visited the Catacombs. Our aim is to let the children discover the beauty of their city and create care and enhancement of the spaces that surrounds us.