Art in the Park
Villa de Riseis, Pescara, luglio 2009
An "art-camp" involving students from different places in Europe to meet, develop and show their creations, following an open exchange on themes like radio making, media design, recycling and cycling, involving social art practices based on streets, open air spaces and the digital networks.
The city of Pescara counts more than 120.000 inhabitants, growing up to almost a million people in the summer, when lots of turists, mostly Italians, come to have holydays on the beach.
It has been theatre of controversial urban plans and still hosts lots of unused buildings and spaces within the city. The most important art festival is Fuori Uso, held since many years (resisting, with difficulties) exhibiting various international artists in abandoned urban structures, trying to re-activate them somehow. Another recent festival capable of bringing over several electronic artists is the PEAM. As of now, both these festivals aren't able to continue their activity, despite succesful.
- The "entertainment industry" is well developed in the city, dense of pubs and kilometers of beach are privately owned by "Lidi", including disco and restaurants activities. Remarkable is the presence of a