FIERI / FABBRICA INTERCUTURALE ECOSOSTENIBILE DEL RIUSO
farmhouse in the Municipality of Catania, transformed into a laboratory for
recovery and transformation.
It is FIERi - Fabbrica Interculturale Ecosostenibile del Riuso.
FIERi is a
space in which citizens can dispose of objects that they no longer use, knowing
that they will take on new life there.
It is a
project born from a tender that has put on the network different realities and
has created a cooperative formed by four people who attended the sewing and
carpentry workshops from objects of recovery. L., unaccompanied minor of Gambia
and M., unaccompanied minor of the Ivory Coast. Both in Catania for ten months,
they are in charge of tailoring coordinated by Fatna, 42 year old from Morocco
who has been living in Catania for ten years with her husband and four
children. Seku takes care of the carpentry studio: he is 22 years old and comes
from a village near Banjul in Gambia.
It is a
work opportunity both for migrants and for young people from Catania; FIERi is
open to everyone. The cultural heritage of other countries is combined with
Italian artisan knowledge.
still in the making: soon it will be a cooperative. The project aims to respond
to the problems of social exclusion, occupation of spaces and waste management
in the city by creating integration, work and respect for the environment.