Tor Marancia – Big City Life

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Country Italy
City Rome
Name Tor Marancia – Big City Life
Date 2015
Description of the project Big City Life is an urban museum project, which started on 8 January and ends on 27 February 2015, two months to transform an entire neighbourhood into a museum. Conceived and curated by Stefano S. Antonelli, with the consultancy of Gianluca Marziani, the project was financed 55% by 999Contemporary, 25% by Fondazione Roma, 20% by the Bando Roma Creativa 2015 and shared with ATER of the Municipality of Rome. The common aim was to transform the historic Roman borgata into a unique contemporary public art district, involving the local community, schools and neighbourhood associations in the process. Many other actors were involved as companies, organizations… More than 500 families living in the council houses of the historic Lot 1 of Tor Marancia, owned by the Municipality of Rome’s ATER, met and welcomed twenty-two artists, who came to Rome from ten countries around the world to paint the entire neighbourhood.

Their were creative workshops held by the artists for children, while the staff of 999Contemporary took care of the professional workshops for the young people of Tor Marancia to promote, maintain and enhance the artistic heritage, making Tor Marancia a true living public museum open to all seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day.

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Tor Marancia, 63 Municipio VIII, Quartiere Ardeatino, Roma 00184 Italia


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July 26, 2018