Farm cultural park is a cultural space created in the heart of the town of Favara, in the province of Agrigento, Sicily. The Farm Cultural Park space is located inside a courtyard in the historic center of the town, which in turn consists of 7 other courtyards. Before the birth of the FARM cultural center, Favara was a small rural village with an extraordinary abandoned historic center, testimony of a glorious past but with an inadequate present. The collapse of a building in 2010, which caused the death of two children, prompted the creators of the initiative to renovate the area and start regenerating the courtyards.

Since 2010, Farm cultural park has therefore been a cultural district, an art gallery, a place that welcomes artistic residences, but also a meeting and aggregation center between the community and the artists hosted, where traditional food is a means of exchange. Farm cultural park it’s a space for socializing and temporary living, spaces that host conferences and concerts. Over time, Farm has acquired some structures in the historic center of Favara, transforming them into contemporary art exhibition spaces, meeting spaces, open kitchens for workshops and lunches, cocktail bars, vintage shops and more. The area from abandoned and run-down has transformed into a cultural and artistic center capable of attracting visitors from all over the world.

The citizens of the country largely participated in the process of regeneration of the places, in particular the elderly, holders of traditional knowledge, and whom the creators involved in the processes of local cultural rebirth.

The creators of the Farm cultural park project were inspired by three symbolic places and spaces: Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Jamaa el Fna square in Marrakech, Camden Town in London.

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Farm cultural park website
REIS - Libro degli Spazi Simbolici - Farm cultural park