by La Fabbrichetta (Italy-Belgium)
Culture, by the nature which lies in its etymological root, has to do with what in close to taking care, celebrating and growing objects of production.
Using Labour, a farming technique (but also a cultural mode) of work in the city-soil that sets itself the aim of creating a physical and hospitable environment for plants-persons, La Fabbrichetta prepares the soil-city recovering the cult as a ritual, food as a vehicle recognizing in the table the common place of its cultural tradition.
With a constructive gesture a roll of paper is laid over the city, suggesting a table that is open and can be enjoyed by all.
An imaginary table is set, the place and action of a ritual that we intend to celebrate, because through eating together a shared idea of living together, of bien vivre, as Illich invites us to do, is offered.
The starting point is the table, the common place with a vocation. because it is from there that everything intrinsic in the very meaning of culture resurfaces; a future participle which is "realization of a project that has just been drafted, which is the origin and direction".
La Fabbrichetta is the result of the urgency to identify new ways of artistic and cultural production which can be sustainable and can be developed within social practices. It draws freely on the collective image of the factory as a place where things are done. It alludes to the romantic idea of the north of Italy, a place of great industrial production, which can ideally be converted into artistic and cultural production.Roberta Abeni, Michael Galati, Francesco Maria Rovere have taken part in this project.