Partner: Dedalus –  Sector: Social inclusion  –  Country: Italy –  Place: Naples –  Year: 2017-2019 –  Project Status: Ongoing –  Type: AMI


Artistic workshops at the Intercultural Center “Officine Gomitoli” in the historic center of Naples, a space devoted to promoting the rights of young people, especially migrants.



To guarantee young and adolescent Italians and migrants stable opportunities for inclusion and expression through creative and expressive activities undertaken in the “Officine Gomitoli” Intercultural Centre.


100 young and adolescent Italians and foreigners (second-generation immigrants, new arrivals and unaccompanied minors) living in vulnerable, socio-economically or culturally deprived or deviant situations in Naples.


The project foresees holding artistic workshops at the “Officine Gomitoli” Intercultural Centre, a place dedicated to the promotion of the rights of young people and of their skills and professional and creative abilities. This space, inaugurated in June 2016 and supported also by Fondazione Con il Sud and Fondazione Charlemagne, is located in a former woollen mill dating to Bourbon rule in Porta Capuana, in the historic centre of Naples, an area where many migrants live and the target of an urban regeneration plan (UNESCO world heritage site).

The project promotes three artistic workshops: a theatrical workshop to encourage the exchange of stories, memories and dreams among people from European countries and abroad; a photographic workshop using images to narrate the history, biographies and contexts of different people and places in order to produce culture and exchange and highlight political, urban and social lacunae, with the aim of recovering the stories and memories of places and of the people that inhabit them; and the visual arts and watercolor workshop, devoted to miscegenation, to offer knowledge of different cultures, practices and traditions that inhabit the rest of the facilities.

In addition, Officine Gomitoli offers intensive expressive workshops with renowned international artists.