curated by Mariachiara Guerra
Sunken treasures. the city: free space, gallery of wonders, the educational project, for the schools, the families and the citizens, is the result of the collaboration between Atelier Héritage and flashback, determined to explore the theme of the fruition of art as a cultural experience of awareness and citizenship. Sunken treasures has been conceived as a path to delve into art, ancient, modern and contemporary, that is rooted in urban history and connected to the territory, aiming to provide the participants with a ‘toolbox’ to help them recognise the beauty in their everyday life. This process of awareness is designed to be a ‘free action’, most of all when set in a public space and a product of the effort on the part of the new citizens, new because of age or citizenship.
The educational program, which involved over 250 primary and secondary school students from November to May, began with a visit to the works by Alessandro Bulgini, in the districts of Aurora and Barriera di Milano, it passed through Palazzo Madama and the galleries to then end with a thematic workshop that took place within flashback. The interdisciplinary contents have been taken up and processed through a workshop activity in the school classes too. Moreover flashback organized a special activity for families and for Gramps, the grandparents who collaborate with Atelier Héritage in the districts of Barriera di Milano and San Donato.