Il progetto dell’immateriale per la valorizzazione delle identità culturali. L’ex stabilimento Florio di Favignana
|Autore: Inzerillo Benedetto, Russo Dario
“The design of the intangible for the development of cultural identity. The Florio Tonnara in Favignana” di Benedetto Inzerillo, Dario Russo - Università degli Studi di Palermo da “CULTURAL HERITAGE DESIGN CRISIS, TERRITORY, IDENTITY” © RCS Libri S.p.A., Milano www.rizzoli.eu Prima edizione: ottobre 2013 a cura di Philippe Daverio e Viviana Trapani
ABSTRACT: The name Florio is bound in an indissoluble bond with the Egadi Islands, purchased by Ignatius senior in 1874. Retracing the most significant themes in the history of this family comports having to account for a parable that, over a century, sees them begin as emigrated merchants to then become the protagonists of their time and finally decay in a golden and tragic sunset. In 2007, tuna fishing by the mattanza method was banned in Sicily. In Favignana, the buildings of Florio’s once flourishing company fell into disuse, and have today become a museum. Saved by physical deterioration and returned to its original grandeur, the former Florio Plant of Favignana reopened to the public in September 2010 to host a project of excellence. In this context, the former Florio Plant represents a great opportunity, because, as a museum, it resituates the island’s history and its (material) culture. The project has achieved remarkable results in the application of new technologies that make the construction of two highly communicative and challenging environments possible: the video installations “Torino” and “The Death Room”, both edited by Renato Alongi.
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