The walkabout project Il viaggio di Sinbad (Sinbad’s Journey), co-funded with MiBACT Biblioteca Casa di Quartiere, conceived and created by the Teatro Pubblico Pugliese (TPP) in collaboration with libraries and museums in Lecce and Foggia, funded also by the Puglia region and sponsored by local associations continues.
The conversations will be streamed, book presentations will be held on Facebook, and educational webinars, performances and videos will be placed on YouTube.
In November, pre-COVID-19, two intercultural structures were inaugurated in Lecce (in the Bernardini Library) and in Foggia (Train Station). They were the initial results of Il viaggio di Sindbad, a project on the social integration of youths of varying nationalities co-funded by MiBACT Biblioteca Casa di Quartiere, conceived and created by the TPP in collaboration with libraries and museums in Lecce and Foggia, funded also by the Puglia region and sponsored by local associations (Fondazione Emmanuel, Salento Crocevia, Human First, Unipop, Avvocato di strada, Edizioni Figlio, Spazio Baol, Foglio in Via Fratelli della Stazione), as well as two libraries, Arco e Liberrima and the support of the University of Salento.
The next phase of the project included an exhibition in the spring featuring intercultural book and writing workshops, book presentations, and discussions with authors and journalists. Everything was ready to go in March when the lockdown measures were set.
After some thought and an exchange of ideas with MiBACT, the project did not end. The walkabout is currently on hold until September when public gatherings may be possible again. For the moment the Il viaggio di Sindbad-ConTesti Interculturali is moving to the Web. The conversations will be streamed, book presentations will be held on Facebook, educational webinars, performances and videos will be placed on YouTube. The activities are of great cultural appeal and meet the requirements for the Culture Never Stops! action promoted by libraries and museums in Lecce, the DAMS and the University of Salento for the online promotion of archive material on music, dance, theater, contemporary art, literature, archeology and publishing.
From May 25 to June 6, there will be 22 appointments, morning and afternoon, that everyone can register for, 56 guests, 33 of which are women, that address interculturality and the value of diversities in poetry, prose, literature, linguistics, art, sociology and communication.
Among the activities in program for 26 May, at 5:00 pm Antonella Napoli, Editor-in-Chief of Focus on Africa will be a guest.
To participate at the event “Conversation and Information on Africa”, click on the following link: