The Public Olive Tree Grove – Temporary Refuges for Artists

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I was put as part of the urban regeneration project “Paduli Park among olives, stones and icons” adopted in 2011 by ten municipalities pertinent to the Park of the Paduli, and I represent the place in which experiments on multifunctional farming are being done “publically”, a new way of taking...

I was put as part of the urban regeneration project “Paduli Park among olives, stones and icons” adopted in 2011 by ten municipalities pertinent to the Park of the Paduli, and I represent the place in which experiments on multifunctional farming are being done “publically”, a new way of taking care of this territory.
Here “we return” the results of the project “Abitare i Paduli”(living the Paduli), thanks to an extensive work of construction of a new imaginary way of interpreting the functions of rural areas.
My 3000 sq.m represent the average micro agricultural fund, cultivated with olive trees, very common in the territory and historically revolved at agriculture subsistence, where a “caseddhra”, an old tool house was used for short stays during different production periods of the year.
The progressive crisis of the agricultural sector and especially that deriving from an extremely divided system, has brought forth the need to culturally reconsider the value of the micro fund, especially in the general process of the involving inhabitants in processes of territorial enhancement.
Having spent the night here also are guests from New Zealand, Germany or United Kingdom.
The “rifugi d’artista” (refuges for artists) that you come across while moving amongst the trees, are true works of land-art, created with intertwined branches and sticks, leaves and roots. They tell of a contemplative energy that the olive yard is able to manifest during the period of the year when it is not productive.
As the consequence of a project called “Nidificare i Paduli” (building the Paduli), the refuges are self-built, completely biodegradable and stimulate touristic experiences totally integrated with the surrounding environment.

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