Project Details

Code: IBOIT03TEEN
Start date: 24 jun 2018
End date: 18 ago 2018
Term: Workcamp (6-15 days)
Category: SOCIAL
Theme: AGRI, MANU, SOCI
Country: Italy
State: Palermo
Airport: Falcone-Borsellino
Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: 99

Description

"Fiori di campo" was a property belonging to mafia, which has been confiscated to Vincenzo Piazza (considered the manager of the local mafia) during the maxi confiscation of 1993. Piazza “washed” dirty money from the Graviano brothers, in public and private reinvesting. It is estimated that the "Calcestruzzi Piazza" firm amounted to more than 2,000 billion, old Lira. They built palaces, schools, public buildings, between the 70s and 80s, in Palermo, all around Sicily and Tuscany. The eco-village "Fiori di campo", in particular, was the summer residence of the Piazza family. The name "Fiori di campo" (wild flowers) comes from a poem by Peppino Impastato. It is a leafy, cool place, 300 meters from the sea, close to Torre Pozzillo. The property is managed since 2012 by “Libera-Mente”, a cooperative which contributed to make “Fiori di campo” an affordable and cozy place, with the help of many volunteers and local associations.

Work And Activities

Volunteers can have different kind of activities in the confiscated property: community service, recycling and re-use workshops with scrap materials, agricultural work at the farm Talè (also managed by Libera-Mente Cooperative), where they will collect and directly bring to the table the organic products. We will move by bike to the sea, we will discuss about critical consumption, we will deepen the Law n. 109/96 on social re-use of confiscated properties, we will go around Palermo rediscovering places and flavours, we will retrace
the "100 steps" in Cinisi between the “Memory House” and the former “House Badalamenti”, we will taste the pastries of those who said ‘No’ to the racket, we will hear testimonies of civil and social engagement.

Place

Cinisi (Palermo) – Sicily - Italia

Language

English

Notes

Extrafee for Libera-Mente: 150,00€ for a week; 300,00€ two weeks.