Rural Design Week is part of Fate Festival, a project proposed by the Municipality of San Potito Sannitico and co-financed by the European Union, the Italian State and the Campania Region, within the POR Campania FESR 2014-2020.
Proposed by the Municipality of San Potito Sannitico as part of the SUPPLEMENTARY OPERATIONAL PROGRAM (POC) CAMPANIA REGION 2014 / 2020 STRATEGIC LINE 2.4 “URBAN REGENERATION, POLICIES FOR THE TOURISM AND CULTURE “- PROGRAM OF EVENTS FOR THE TOURIST PROMOTION OF CAMPANIA – PERIOD JUNE 2018 / JUNE 2019
OBJECTIVES: The main objective of the festival is to create an open-air cultural laboratory, where art becomes a tool for continuous dialogue between inhabitants of all ages, artists and visitors, as well as among associations, institutions and the entrepreneurial and productive fabric of the area.
This year Fate Festival proposes the theme of “Rural Design” through the RURAL DESIGN WEEK and will culminate in an exhibition on these themes – created through a call to which artists, designers, architects and researchers from around the world will be invited to participate sending their works and their projects. Those selected will be exhibited (or made in situ) in “pavilions”, spread in the municipality of San Potito and in the surrounding areas.
The main objective of this year’s edition is to affect the quality of both tourist and cultural offer, inspiring processes of territorial regeneration and taking into account the variety of environments that characterize San Potito Sannitico as well as other municipalities of the Matese, namely: the mountain environment, the village / historic center and the downstream areas.
All the activities of Fate Festival, from the design phase to the execution of the laboratories to the international exhibition and the collateral events that will be organized, will be inspired by the principles of sustainability, circularity of natural cycles, and all those processes that enable activation, facilitating or even maintaining the capacity of ecosystems and communities to regenerate. Therefore, the purpose of the events will be aimed at strengthening the tourist attractiveness of these territories but also at strengthening the cultural and natural capital of the Matese in a broad sense, through workshops, planning meetings and cultural events that form sensitivity and skills and offer incentives and opportunities to the plurality of subjects – young and old – who live, visit and invest in the Matese. This year’s Fate Festival program has an ambitious goal: to bring out the complexity of the resources – natural, cultural, economic – that territories, even the internal ones and “far away” from big urban centers, offer. Many of these resources, although of great value, are however little known or underutilized compared to the potential they have to affect the current productive fabric through the adoption of a systemic approach that starts from territories.
Artistic and scientific direction: Valentina Anzoise and Iain Chambers
Technical coordination: Melania Cermola