Masseria Sant’Agapito, c.da Santa Caterina Di Ripatetta

71036 – LUCERA (FG)

January 8 – 10 h 10.00 – 19.00

Asunciòn Molinos Gordo

On Cultural Sovereignty: new possible understandings of cultural production within marginal contexts.

After the first session led by Luigi Coppola, Rural in Action starts again on January 8 with a three days workshop led by Asunciòn Molinos Gordo whose work focuses on the social and cultural implications of the agricultural and rural sphere through a transnational approach.

The workshop will specifically investigate the concept of cultural, social and economic sovereignty: stemming from the idea of food sovereignty the artist will activate a discussion on the possible applications of this concept in the cultural and in the social field. During the workshop the practice and the methodologies that the artist has developed within different contexts (especially Spain and Egypt) will meet the ones that are already existing on the territory of Capitanata in order to create a common ground to rethink possible approaches to the area.

All the workshops are for free and a registration is required. You can register by sending an email to We will offer a bus service from Foggia train station to Masseria Sant’Agapito.

January 26 – 28

Fernando García-Dory´s work engages specifically with issues affecting the relation between culture-nature now, embodied within the contexts of landscape, the rural, desires and expectations related with identity aspects, crisis, utopy and social change. Stemming from the artist’s pluriannual project CampoAdentro, during the workshop Fernando and the participants will investigate the potentiality of art in creating alternative life and sociability systems.

While going through themes such as post-capitalism and alternative economies, a collective discussion on the specificities of the Capitanata context will be activated in order to define new possible visions for the territory.

January 28 – 30 > WORKSHOP CANCELLED

Beatrice Catanzaro will share some of her projects while activating a dialogue with participants on the possibility of artistic practices to provoke social transformation. Her current practice focuses on activating public participation and situations of mutual learning. She has been researching and producing works throughout Europe, the Middle East and India. In 2010 she moved to Palestine, where she currently teaches at the International Art Academy in Ramallah (Palestine) and initiated the participatory art project Bait al Karama in Nablus, the first Women’s Centre in the heart of the old city of Nablus. Bait al Karama is a culinary social enterprise accompanied by art and cultural activities, run entirely by women.

January 29 – 31

The artists duo Curandi Katz will focus on the question of sustainability by addressing two concepts: “tempo morto” (dead times) and “do nothing” (non fare). These two concepts consider unproductivity as a method for re-evaluating issues of sustainability by separating the term from the forces of development with which it is usually associated. Believing that inventive forms of negation allow for new perspectives on the question and new directions, ideas and spaces for collaboration to open up.

During the laboratory, we will explore, as tactics for intervention, various action methods and role-play strategies referring to and inspired by nonviolent training, psycho-drama therapy and other forms of spontaneous dramatization.

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