The project “TRAME – Trasmissioni di Memoria” promotes the re-appropriation of the territory through memory, art and storytelling and stimulates exchanges processe between different age brackets becoming part of the active aging field.
WALLS, along with CEMEA del Mezzogiorno Onlus, choose the district of San Basilio, a suburb in the northeast of Rome, to continue with the work of improvement and promotion of the territory started from SANBA project, now in its second edition. To find out the memory of the neighborhood and tell it through an art which is public and shared, the project was divided into two phases: a time dedicated to listening to the stories of the elders involved, supported by a team of clinical and social psychologists NOEO, and a moment of translation of the needs and concerns raised through art, which made them understandable and shared by the entire audience. A moment of sharing a complex territory and its memory, a stimulus for thought on how to involve and integrate the suburbs, and not only, of all cities.
All phases of the project TRAME were collected in a documentary which is added to visual testimonies of the good practices that promote active aging. Artists Rub Kandy, Giulio Bonasera, Valerio Muscella and Riccardo Rabacchi – respectively through performance and relational art, illustration, photography and video – from the memory of the elder have create artworks that will be the starting point to stimulate in practice the process of active aging and of autonomous productivity; the more mature brackets of community led the rest of the community to understanding the work itself through the territory, also aided by modern and digital languages which promote interaction and understanding for young people. Trame has stimulated debate about the past and how to imagine the future of the district, on how to participate actively in the redevelopment.