Towards Matera 2019: “Atlas of the emotions of the cities”2019-01-21T06:20:22+00:00

Project Description

As part of the rich cultural program of Matera, European Capital of Culture 2019, the Atlas of the emotions of the cities, a project conceived by the Associazione Teatro dei Sassi, proposes to create a new way of visiting the cities through the use of a Map Emotional made by collecting the memories and stories of the inhabitants and, gradually, the same visitors.
The project, co-produced by the Matera – Basilicata 2019 Foundation and by the Associazione Teatro dei Sassi, identifies Matera as a city where to experiment for the first time this way.
To more than 300 inhabitants of Matera (selected in all age groups and social extraction) was asked to develop their “emotional map”, marking on a map of the city, and telling in words, the places where personal events happened particularly significant in their existence. The set of all the maps, after a work of selection and artistic transformation, will compose the emotional Mother Map.
“You can grasp the truth of a place only by weaving a relationship with those who live it in different ways.The secret stories of the inhabitants of the cities are the spark that illuminates the places.With this vivid light we intend to illuminate the teritory plan of the Provincial Library of Matera, where we will set up the Secretissima camera de lo core “. This was stated by the artistic director of the Associazione Teatro dei Sassi, Massimo Lanzetta.
For Matera 2019 the first chapter of the Atlas will be created, called ‘The secretissima camera de lo core’, an interactive display of memories and stories, where visitors can experience this new way of visiting the city, more vertical and immersive, thanks to exchange with the inhabitants and a narrative and performative path.
Secrets, memories and emotions make up an “augmented reality” of the city, which both visitors and the inhabitants contribute to and draw from.
The project, in different ways, will continue even after 2019.
“We have always set the story of the city based on people with Matera 2019. The challenge of Matera 2019 – said the director of the Matera – Basilicata Foundation 2019, Paolo Verri – is to make each inhabitant protagonist, without thinking that there is necessarily a need of an institution, or more generally of public resources, to improve the reality In these years, the Foundation has tried to build this network of people who, after 2019, will have the ability to work together to make the City autonomous. The choice of this project arises because it highlights the ability to tell things through subjectivity, the individual, the emotions creating a great collective story.Enrich the local area through the narrative and not create distance between the cultural inhabitants and the temporal inhabitants are two extraordinary values ​​of the project, I thank the Teatro dei Sassi and the citizens for their work or that the Atlas of the emotions of the cities begins its journey from Matera, but the Atlas can be built in any other city because, as we maintain in Matera 2019, the archives are a deposit of cash gold of our memory that must serve revive our culture. ”
“This project is part of the cluster of the Poetics of Shame In the case of Matera 2019, shame is a value because today it can be beauty, emotion, redemption: it is a fundamental theme for 2019 and for our planning and, in this context, The Atlas of the emotions of the cities, for its duration and its shape, plays an important role: the stubbornness of the Associazione Teatro dei Sassi in creating a community, collecting memories, secrets and stories is very much appreciated by us “, the cultural manager of the Matera – Basilicata 2019 Foundation, Arianne Bieou.
‘The secretissima camera de lo core’, which will be open from March to July 2019, will be set up at the Provincial Library of Matera.
The proposal to host here the “Secretissima de lo Core” room has found immediate support and acceptance from the Province of Matera, in the person of President De Giacomo and the councilor for culture Anna Maria Amenta. With the employees of the structure continues the agreement established last year and we are sure it will result in a lasting partnership.
“The convention with the Teatro dei Sassi, historical cultural association of the city, which has been given the opportunity to use, for the duration of the project, some spaces on the 3rd floor of the library, – highlighted the president of the Province of Matera , Francesco De Giacomo – is a good practice of collaboration between the institutions and the associative world, of which I am extremely proud. A collaboration that also has the strong value of bringing more and more people to the Stigliani Library through the inclusive and participatory processes that the Teatro dei S