Antifascist festival ''Renoize 2019'' (Roma)
Description: “La Città dell'Utopia” (The City of Utopia) is a project of SCI Italy located in San Paolo district, Rome. The project is an experiment in creating active citizenship and local development. Different events, initiatives, courses and workshops concerning the topics of interculturality, sustainable lifestyle and active citizenship take place here. This year will be the fourth edition of the festival “Renoize”, dedicated to collecting, sharing and disscusing stories about local antifascism, current and historical. The building where nowadays"La Citta' dell'Utopia" is located, was used during the Italian fascist period as a shelter for partisans combating the totalitarian regime and has until today remained a symbol of Resistance.
Type of Work: The workcamp focuses on the topic of antifascism, its historical role in the political systems but also its current role in modern society. The main activities during the workcamp will be: preparation and arrangement of the workspace, support in the realization of an exhibition, which will be based on the collection of information and materials from the antifascism network in the neighourhood and it will be shown during the “Renoize festival 2019”.
Study Theme: The study part will follow the main topic of the Festival and it will be composed by three parts:
- Presentation of the history of La Città dell’Utopia as a crossing spot between antifascist struggles and volunteering-for-peace activities;
- History of the neighbourhood in the antifascist context;
- Stories from the recent past and the present of the place and about how volunteering indeed affects the local community.
Accommodation: The volunteers will stay in the hostel of La Città dell’Utopia. There will be mixed rooms, for max 7 volunteers per room. There will be beds, bedsheets, pillows, blankets. No towels provided. The toilet and the showers are on the same floor and shared. Hot water will be provided with aware consume. There will be a kitchen available where the volunteers will eat all meals together in the hostel, sometimes with other people who attend La Città dell’Utopia for their activities.The volunteers will be responsible for the cooking and cleaning of the space and the materials they use for each meal.
Requirements: Interest in the topic of antifascism, communication strategies and organization of events; artistic and manual skills will be highly appreciated.
Approximate Location: The workcamp is situated in Rome, San Paolo district.