new possibilities for hospitality from abandoned buildings
Can hospitality be combined with the revitalization of municipalities and villages that have been depopulated in the last decade? Wednesday, 18 October, at OCRA the Creative Workshop of Living in Montalcino, a convention will be held on abandoned places that can be converted into places of welcome and hope for those who have chosen or have been forced to migrate.
CONVENTION WITH FREE ENTRY / DINNER ON REQUEST, RESERVATION REQUIRED: € 30.00
OCRA Officina Creativa dell’Abitare
Via Boldrini 4 – Montalcino (SI)
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 – 5:30 p.m.
On Wednesday, 18 October, at 5:30 p.m., under the patronage of the Municipality of Montalcino, the Permanent School of Living organizes the convention “NEW POSSIBILITIES FOR HOSPITALITY FROM ABANDONED BUILDINGS”, an opportunity to talk about the place with a point of view aimed at dealing with depopulation, migration and hospitality.
There will be discussion about places abandoned because of earthquakes or depopulation, which can be used to house those who have chosen or have been forced to migrate.
Through a policy of widespread integration, hospitality can be combined with the revitalization of municipalities and villages that have been depopulated in the last decade: abandoned places can be changed into places of hospitality and hope.
Housing migrants is possible if institutions, bodies, associations, professionals and people choose to work together and have the courage to try to turn fear into an opportunity and utopia into reality. Buildings can be restored, and uncultivated land can be made safe and be used through self-construction projects.
The arrival of migrants must not be considered a social crisis, as it can become a driver of a paradigm of widespread hospitality with a positive economic and social impact on the host community, especially where there is a demographic decline and a housing market crisis due to many vacant houses.
Speakers: Edoardo Milesi, Father Virginio Colmegna, Stefano Ventura
5:30 p.m. Registration
6:00 p.m. Stefano Ventura: earthquakes, depopulation and local development. Connections.
6:30 p.m. Father Virginio Colmegna: why and how to host.
7:00 p.m. Edoardo Milesi: hospitality as a process of repopulating and giving a new meaning to cities
7:30 p.m. Debate
8:00 p.m. Dinner at OCRA Montalcino
(limited places, if you are interested in booking, please do so no later than Tuesday, 17 October by contacting the Workshop of Creative Living – cost € 30.00)
FOR INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS
OCRA – Officina Creativa dell’Abitare
Via Boldrini 4 – Montalcino
Phone +39 0577 847065