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Borgofuturo goes to Berlin: ‘Archaeologies of Anthropocene’

Are you ready for this experience?

We are inviting you to take a closer look at the bizarre customs and traditions of the “Inapir people”, an indigenous community from an ancient town in Italy, who used to live in a privileged position from an ecosystem and environmental point of view, through the remains of some everyday objects.

Ripe San Ginesio: “A peripheric and fragile town”

This is how the Borgofuturo Collective refers to their home town Ripe San Ginesio; a small commune of the city Macerata, located in the Marche Province of Italy with centuries of history.

The Collective started almost a decade ago, shortly after the L’Aquila Earthquake in 2009 which also affected the town and surrounding villages. Since 2010 the collective has been organizing the Borgofuturo Festival which is occurring biannually and reaching thousands of people by offering a well-curated experience not only for the locals in the area but has also been gradually attracting people from all around Italy and the World.

Since 2017 every summer the collective additionally organizes Borgofuturo Social Camp in co-operation with different collectives from different countries and hosting participants from all around the world and which is gradually growing every year.

Some of the umbrella themes of the previous social camps have been: Degrowth theory, Regenerative agriculture, Communities in transition, Decolonization of the imaginary, The circular economy, Politicization of the ecological debate, Environmental activism and global politics…

Reverse Migration and Repopulation through Learning by doing

The recurring themes around sustainability are not chosen by Borgofuturo because they are hype topics that would attract certain audiences.  The more you go under the tip of the iceberg the more one can witness the effects of those interactions in practice by simply learning by doing.

Ripe San Ginesio with a population of around 800 inhabitants has evolved into a vivid small town where you can come across different happenings such as exhibitions, screenings, debates, concerts throughout the year while your sipping Mala Ripe, the local beer. Mala Ripe is brewed by a group of locals who decided to come back to their home towns after living away for years. Meanwhile, you can easily meet with volunteers from across Europe spending a couple of months in the town or artists doing a residency in this beautiful landscape reflecting their experiences.

Therefore it is a unique experience to witness the Borgofuturo Community becoming an inspiration not only to the neighboring villages but also to similar communities that are going through the same troubles although the collective strictly indicates that “Borgofuturo still remains an intuition, before being a school of thought.”

Kopuntu’s co-operation with the Borgofuturo Collective also dates back to 2017, initially with Gezi as the starting point of our collaboration thanks to the few people from the Borgofuturo Collective who have experienced living in Turkey for different reasons just before, during or after Gezi.

So far the number of performances, talks, screenings, and workshops on various topics were realized by more than 20 people from the Kopuntu Network and Ripe San Ginesio became one of the homes of Kopuntu following our motto “Having left the narrowed down production and living spaces, we continue to re-exist in already existing spaces.” 

Kopuntu continues “Collecting Momentum”

Last November, Kopuntu kicked-off the event series called Co-Mo*, which started in collaboration with Officina Neukölln and intends to pop-up irregularly in different forms, mediums, and spaces.  

In the very first event, we followed the current movements around the globe and dug further into new social movements through personal experiences of activists in Diaspora, from different generations coming from Lebanon, Ecuador, Bolivia, Germany, Hong Kong, and Turkey who are actively involved in different causes on both local and global levels under the topic of “Intersectional Pratices in Diasporas and Global Grassroots Struggles” along with a mixed group exhibition as well as performances.

visualising diasporas

Art Work by from Ludovica from Borgofuturo Collective

This time we are hosting Borgofuturo Collective in Berlin with a series of activities taking place in Officina as a part of the second edition of  Collecting Momentum, where Borgofuturo will be sharing their experience and creative techniques such as cartography and join the journey on the reconceptualization of the Diasporas.

Archaeologies of Anthropocene – An exhibition by Borgofuturo

The Collective will be exhibiting some materials and documents as a result of their topographical excursions around Ripe San Ginesio along with their sarcastic approach:

“Recent research near the small hamlet of Ripe San Ginesio, central Italy, has brought to light a very special series of findings. This archeological exhibition shows the traces of an ancient tribe – dating back to the late Anthropocene – who used to live in a privileged position from an ecosystem and environmental point of view. You’ll have the chance to know the bizarre customs and traditions of the ‘Inapir’ people through the remains of some everyday objects.”

A rarely found Ripani Shoe from an unknown era

A rarely found Inapir Shoe from yet unidentified era captured by Anita Habluetzel Esposito

The exibition will be part of mixed exhibition

between 29.02.20 – 01.03.20

(Saturday 14h – Sunday 17h)

“Archaeologies of Anthropocene” by Borgofuturo
&
Group Exhibition by Kopuntu
with
Lina Burcu Panebianco
Emine Arslan
Özlem Sarıyıldız
&
Officina Residents Exhibition – things that happen in the dark

Click here to check the full Program of Co-Mo*#2!

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We are above the nations and juggling with the conventional connotations of Diasporas which are also the main instruments of the global polarization (nationality, religion, ethnicity, race etc.) and aiming to re-conceptualize it by taking the "experiences as commons" rather than the conventional ones. As we call it "New Generation Diaspora.”

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