February 22, 2010Traveling with Luoghi Comuni - little migrating stories. Second stop, Naples
Public transport and Circumvesuviana and Cpt stations in Naples are populated by an ‘on the road’ exhibition, a new campaign of 'Luoghi Comuni - little migrating stories
' will share multi-authored stories written in different languages.
Started in the spring of 2009 from the public transport and the underground stations in Milan
, Luoghi Comuni
arrives in Naples, in trains, funiculars, buses and railways.
On February 23rd in the hall of the Circumvesuviana station of Porta Nolana, the campaign has been presented by the initiative’s partners: Bruno Spagnuolo, Circumvesuviana
’s managing director; Ngo CISS International Cooperation South-South’
s Sergio Cipolla; Lida Viganoni, chancellor of the University of Naples L'Orientale
; Cpt’s Giuseppe Monda; Alessandro Triulzi, lecturer at the University of Naples L'Orientale
and organizer of Confini
), a project of lettera27
; Liuba Natsiazhenka, author of one of the stories.
The campaign of Naples is enriched by a video spot
, shown in stations and public transport inner circuits, made in collaboration with Ethiopian director Dagmawi Yimer.
"These faces and these stories tell us about ourselves, how we were and what we are today, but also what we might become through paths of respect and mutual recognition, throughout interaction processes in which conjugate democratic values and shared ownerships. We owe it to ourselves, as well as them ", says Alessandro Triulzi.
Naples, southern town and crossroads of routes, is characterized as an ideal place in which to stimulate discussion between the memory of Italian immigrants, that used to leave from Naples in search of new possibilities and new migrants who have chosen Naples as a new home . New and old immigrants, not so different histories and hopes that all too often struggle to confront and recognize themselves as such.
"I arrived forcedly in Lampedusa and they moved me to Rome without telling. Naples is the third Italian city where I have been but for me it is the first, because I have come here by myself, with my desire".
The one of Hassan is one of the small, great stories collected in Naples and Rome by a group of teachers, researchers and practitioners gathered around the Ngo CISS
. Interviews and writing workshops have helped to give voice to migrants and create an anthology of twelve stories that find their place around the city.
In those which daily we live as ‘non-sites’, public transport and stations, stories and faces of Luoghi Comuni
turn on curiosity and transform an absent-minded moment of everyday life in encounter and complicity.
Milan, Naples and other Italian cities soon: Luoghi Comuni
continues on its way. To participate in the next stages of the journey, you can tell your story and send it to the address firstname.lastname@example.org