Palermo in Transition

Italy

Who is born round, cannot become squared.

Palermo is seen as the capital of a rather remote island, Sicily, in the outskirts of Europe. With sun and orange trees, but moreover as the hive of Mafia and organized crime, with increasing youth unemployment, home to the \”lost generation\”, facing overwhelming migrant crisis, failing institutions and a rise of nationalistic right-winged politics. This is the single story of Palermo.

We disagree. (apart from the sunny orange thing)

We see a vivid network of associations and initiatives for social impact from arts, over fablabs, to craft beer bars. We see a harbor of diverse cultures, people with all kinds of professional, geographical and personal backgrounds, from an Australian streetartist, over a farming churchman, to a fusion kitchen run by migrants. We see structures of possibilities, on which we want to dream, fantasize and act together. This is our story of Palermo. Palermo in Transition.