Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
Remixing Cities is a format made up of heterogeneous activities with a common denominator: to give new impetus and ideas to urban regeneration, to identify models of interaction between independent cultural production centers and public institutions and to deepen the crucial issue today of the revitalization of territories considering reuse of spaces for youth cultural production as the first step of a complex process. Remixing Cities is a GAI project which is implemented in collaboration with the member cities of the network and which provides for different partnerships with Bodies, Institutions, Associations and other national public and private entities. During the period in question, the following 2 stages of the initiative were carried out: REMIXING LANDXCAPES - June 2018, BARI In 2018, the initiative subscribed to the themes of the LANDXCAPES art, storytelling, landscape project conceived and implemented by the Puglia Region, Department of Cultural and Tourism Industries and supported its objectives as a useful platform for reflection and proposals. A laboratory open to the public in which the Remixing Cities experts talked about the topics covered by the general program, returning new perspectives of analysis to operators in the sector, artists and artists, local administrators and administrators for sharing ideas that highlight traces of development future. REMIXING LANDXCAPES was promoted by the Puglia Region, the Apulian Public Theater and GAI in collaboration with the Municipality of Bari and BJCEM - Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean. YOUNG CREATIVE REGENERATIONS / REMIXING CITIES 3 - October 2018, REGGIO EMILIA, MODENA, FERRARA, BOLOGNA Promoting partners: National Association of Italian Municipalities (ANCI), Emilia-Romagna Region, Young Artists Association of Emilia-Romagna (GA / ER), Association for the Circuit of Young Italian Artists (GAI), the Municipalities of Bologna, Ferrara, Modena and Reggio Emilia Three days of meetings, four stages of discussion on the theme of the relationship between urban regeneration processes and youth artistic and cultural creativity. The conference “Young Creative ReGenerations. Remixing Cities III "took place as part of the" diffuse energy "program, a project of the Emilia-Romagna Region. The conference also represented a moment of final reflection on the "Young Creative ReGenerations" call - published by ANCI in 2016 - which allowed the financing of 16 national urban regeneration projects through the languages and practice of young creativity. Finally, the event was configured as the third edition of Remixing Cities, a periodic moment of reflection on outcomes, problems, strategies, planning and perspectives for the reuse and revitalization of territories. The conference took place on 10, 11 and 12 October 2018, in Reggio Emilia (the first day), in Modena (the second day) and in Ferrara and Bologna (the third day). The conference was organized by ANCI, the Emilia-Romagna Region, the Emilia-Romagna Young Artists Association (GA / ER), the Association for the Young Italian Artists Circuit (GAI), and by the cities of Reggio Emilia, Modena, Ferrara and Bologna. The conference was organized along two lines. Firstly, the illustration of the sixteen projects financed in 2016 through the public notice of ANCI "Young Creative ReGenerations" - projects that came to an end in October 2018 - with the addition of projects from other three cities in Emilia -Romagna (Parma, Piacenza and Ravenna). Furthermore, the conference aimed to take stock of some crucial points relating to the current paths of urban regeneration through youth creativity: the territorial context of the projects; their managerial and economic sustainability; the theme of the relationship between urban regeneration and legislation and regulations. The conference saw the contribution of fifteen speakers on the above topics, various institutional greetings, and the participation of about 60 administrators, partners and young beneficiaries of the cities that received funding from ANCI in 2016 for their projects. In 2018, a paper publication in tabloid format and a digital version freely downloadable online was also produced http://www.giovaniartisti.it/remixing-cities-volume-2-libro-e-videointerviste together with a video channel with theoretical contributions and interviews. Intended as a tool for in-depth analysis of the issues and integration of work plans, the Remixing Cities publication aims to be a reworking of the interventions and contents of those days, able to broaden the ideas that emerged and return both an update of the national debate on the topics covered , both the impact and the induced that the project has generated in the local territories.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
- A cultural cooperation project between Italian public administrations with the shared goal of making urban centers more and more a Common Good and offering a significant contribution of reflection to the contemporary debate that aims to give new life and new meanings to cities in the encounter with creative young people. - A choral work that has seen different cities, their Directors, an authoritative Scientific Committee, the operational structures of the various offices, the young creatives and the numerous important partners operate in a network that have allowed us to build, all together, a national project with interesting perspectives of development. Remixing Cities confirms itself as a useful platform for discussion and proposals capable of giving its own contribution to new projects, a dense program to discover innovative, sustainable actions with a strong social and cultural impact starting from the identity vocations of the territories. The initiative benefited from an integrated communication plan, for full and live coverage of the various activities on the calendar and a young social editorial staff. Through its various stages, Remixing Cities n.2 has offered a significant contribution of reflection to the contemporary debate on urban regeneration and youth creativity and in particular on giving new life and new meanings to cities in the encounter with young creatives. - The dense program promoted dialogue between different realities, the exchange of ideas and experiences, the innovation of practices and policies, the development of new ideas. - An event that involved Italian partners and international guests, simultaneously mobilizing policy makers, institutions, associations, universities, creatives, cultural operators, civil society, businesses and all the subjects who in various capacities deal with these issues in the area. - An itinerary between three cities that started in 2014 in Naples in the context of the Universal Forum of Naples and Campania Cultures, which in 2016 made a stop in Reggio Emilia, Siena and Mantua as part of the Italian Capital of Culture program and which in each edition has obtained an important response from the public and the actors involved: in total more than 10,000 people, mostly young people, to attend widespread events, conferences, workshops, shows, urban live acts, soundtracks and performances; over 200 artists and creatives engaged in exhibitions and presentations; speeches and speeches by 150 sector operators and experts of national and international importance.