Side Events

18.30 / 20.00 _Good Fucking Design Advice [GFDA]  

@Magneti Cowork – via E. Amari, 148

In September 2010 GFDA was launched as a joke on a whim. Before they knew it, the co-founders Brian Buirge and Jason Bacher were plunged head into business selling shirts and prints from the basement of their rental property in Northeast Ohio. During the last six years they have established themselves as a powerhouse in the international design and creative community – inspiring students, creatives and entrepreneurs; moulding brands small, large, medium and extra-medium and working with corporations like Nike and events like OFFF Barcelona to embrace a culture and mindset of risk-taking.

Their story is over owing to embarrassing failures and stupid mistakes which they view not as roadblocks, but signposts on their way toward inevitable success. They hold to the perspective that they either win or learn, believing wholeheartedly that experience only comes the moment after you need it. Through their lecture, Brian and Jason address the hurdles and blocks that get in the way of people starting and continuing their own creative projects – taking great pride in championing courage, risk-taking and failure through their personal examples.

The event is in English and will be moderated by PUSH and UX Book Club Palermo.
30 seats, free attendance with reservation.

18.30 / 20.00 _Palermo telling [The Piranesi Experience]  

@Manifesta, Cripta di S.S. Euno e Giuliano  – piazza Sant’Euno, 5

Images will tell us about the city of utopias and of great filmic narratives through the editing of some of the major film works shot in Palermo: stories created by leading filmmakers of our time who found in Sicily the place to set their own narratives showing a new and unknown city, far from the actual city but made of the same image.

At the end of the screening, curated by Cristiana Di Giampietro, Claudio Esposito and Alessandro Riva, there will be an open debate with Cristina Alga, Francesca Gattello and Francesco Giambrone.

The event is in Italian and will be moderated by PUSH.
30 seats, free attendance with reservation.

16.00 / 19.00 _Il giardino del Centro Baobab tappa dello street art tour palermitano [Centro Baobab]

@Centro Baobab – via Arrigo Boito, 7

The Baobab cultural centre, hosting a large community of refugees from Sudan, hides a little-known heritage: the walls of the building overlooking the rear garden are in fact painted by artists such as Andrea Di Marco, Fulvio Di Piazza, Axel Void and many others. Assisted by QanatArt / TACIS, CRESM, Al Haraz and other local associations, the residents want to make these artworks accessible again, by activating a series of initiatives aimed to ensure their preservation, enhancement and enrichment. The guided tour will allow participants to discover the space and meet the different actors involved in the project.

The event is in Italian.
Free attendance.

20.00 / 23.30 _Palestinian Night
 [Al Quds]

@Al Quds – via Garibaldi, 66

A unique evening to encounter the Palestinian cuisine and culture at Al Quds restaurant.

Event on reservation.

20.30 / 23.00 _Esco d’inverno
 [SudTitles Palermo]

@Cinema Vittorio De Seta – via Paolo Gili, 4 c/o Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa

Film screening Tarda Primavera (Japan 1949 / 109′ / o.v. subs ita) by Yasuijiro Ozu.
The film will be preceded by a short film from the selections of the previous editions of Festival dei Popoli.

Entrance 5 Euro.
Official page of the event.

16.00 / 19.00 _Il giardino del Centro Baobab tappa dello street art tour palermitano [Centro Baobab]

@Centro Baobab – via Arrigo Boito, 7

The Baobab cultural centre, hosting a large community of refugees from Sudan, hides a little-known heritage: the walls of the building overlooking the rear garden are in fact painted by artists such as Andrea Di Marco, Fulvio Di Piazza, Axel Void and many others. Assisted by QanatArt / TACIS, CRESM, Al Haraz and other local associations, the residents want to make these artworks accessible again, by activating a series of initiatives aimed to ensure their preservation, enhancement and enrichment. The guided tour will allow participants to discover the space and meet the different actors involved in the project.

The event is in Italian.
Free attendance.

17.30 / 18.30 _Fab+Green Lab [Legambiente Sicilia and FabLab@School]

@Palazzo Sant’Elia – via Maqueda, 81

Seminar and exhibition proposed by Legambiente Sicily to describe the achievements of the Industrial Technical Institute “Vittorio Emanuele III” FabLab, the first in a school in the southern Italy. Scientific exhibits, objects and furnishings will be on display, including furniture designed by Fablab@School and Carola Arrivas Bajardi for the new Green Lab by Legambiente.

The event is in Italian.
Free attendance.

18.30 / 21.00 _MINIMUM openstudio_ Graffette showcase
 [MINIMUM]

@MINIMUM Studio – via Giacalone, 33

Open studio and pop up installation of independent photographic publications, happy hour and presentations. The format is inspired by Graffette, a photographic publishing event. Graffette is an in-depth analysis on self-publishing productions ranging from the artistic to the documentary research and focuses on accessibility and usability of photographic publications also and specially outside institutional circuits.

Free attendance.

20.00 / 23.30 _Palestinian Night
 [Al Quds]

@Al Quds – via Garibaldi, 66

A unique evining to encounter the Palestinian cuisine and culture at Al Quds restaurant. During dinner, a show of oriental dance and poetry will be performed.

Event on reservation.

22.00 / 00.00 _Utveggi live concert [Caffè internazionale]

@Caffè Internazionale – via S. Basilio, 37

Utveggi, band from Palermo, draws on various genres: from pure rock to progressive or juxtaposing the frenzy of punk singing a cappella.
Caffè Internazionale is a multi-ethnic and multicultural place, it is also an exhibition space with music and artists from around the world.

Entrance 5 Euro.

9.00 / 13.00 _Palermo Lab [Scuola Politecnica
]

@Palazzo Sant’Elia – via Maqueda, 61

Conference and exhibition organized by Scuola Politecnica to present and discuss students’ thesis projects concerning urban and social transformation of the city of Palermo.
There will be a debate among students, stakeholders involved and the audience, mediated by the speakers.
Furthermore, each student will exhibit a table representing his/her project in the context of the exhibition that will take place in the area adjacent to the conference room.

The event is in Italian.
Free attendance.

9.00 / 13.00 _Palermo: l’energia, l’acqua e il cibo [ItticoLab]

@Fonderia Oretea – piazza Tarzanà

The acquatic environment is facing several problems: increasing loss of biodiversity, overfishing, climate change and pollution which comes from multiple sources. Research and innovation are therefore essential to support the strategic choices that governments should take, with full knowledge of the facts. There is an emerging need for sustainable development based on the reconciliation between socio-economic and environmental aspects related to the exploitation of sea and ocean resource.
Ittico Lab coworking will show engineering projects and innovative ideas to transform the city. Speakers from various sectors will participate. Main topics of the event will be aquaponics and biogas.

The event is in Italian.
Free attendance.

16.00 / 18.30 _Le sedie di Palermo al contrario [Palermo al Contrario]

@Atrio di Palazzo Sant’Elia – Via Maqueda, 81

Narration of Palermo through chairs, becoming a living library and tool used by citizens to tell and hear emblematic stories about the city.
A project of storytelling in pictures collected through #lesediedipalermo contest; chairs everywhere, abandoned even in unexpected places. Who will sit there will hear stories and visions of a city that many of us would like to transform and move away from traditional stereotypes.

The event is in Italian.
Free attendance.

18.00 / 22.00 _Abitare illegale + Funky Tomato evening [Assemblea Montevergini]

@Teatro Montevergni – via Montevergini, 20

Assemblea Montevergini is organizing an evening on the right to housing. Andrea Staidè presents his book on the subject. Introduction by Marcello Faletra.

The event is in Italian.
Free attendance.

22.00 / 00.00 _Baobab live concert [Caffè internazionale]

@Caffè Internazionale – via S. Basilio, 37

Baobab are an atypical jam band that blend, without scruples, the unwind of obsessive arpeggios and dreamy atmospheres with the hardness of rock guitar riffs and chaotic noise moments.
Caffè Internazionale is a multi-ethnic and multicultural place, it is also an exhibition space with music and artists from around the world.

Entrance 5 Euro.

11.00 / 13.00 _Botteghe in fiore: Morning tour [Ortocapovolto]

@piazza Borsa

“Botteghe in fiore – Festival of Street Greenery” is a two-day initiative organised by the shopkeepers and craftsmen located in via Paternostro, with the support of the social cooperative Orto Capovolto. The Festival, combining nature and art, aims to revive the street by using vegetation, edible and not. The first day will be dedicated to collaborative and participatory setting up of the shops’ windows with plants chosen ad-hoc. During the second day we will meet at 11.00 in Piazza Borsa for a morning tour to discover the neighbourhood and via Paternostro.

The event is in Italian.
To attend the morning tour please send an email to info@ortocapovolto.com.

18.00 / 22.00 _Botteghe in fiore: Aperitif [Ortocapovolto]

@via Alessandro Paternostro

After the morining tour, at 18.00 the artisans of the area will launch events related to the festival topic and to the specific activity of their shops. It will also be possible to have an “itinerant” aperitif walking from one shop to another.

The event is in Italian.
Free attendance.

11.00 / 14.00 _Sundate – Pigghiamuni u cafè [Moltivolti]

@Moltivolti – via Giuseppe Mario Puglia, 21

Sunday brunch to get to know the reality of Ballarò through speed dates with local residents and members of Moltivolti coworking. Open to anyone, it is a unique opportunity to get to know each other, express and collect needs of a critical area of Palermo and exchange visions for the future of the city and to solve issues related to daily coexistence.

Free attendance.
Brunch on reservation.

11.30 / 14.00 _Per un Figlio [Gina Films]

@Cinema Rouge et Noire – piazza Verdi, 8

Film screening Per un figlio (Italy/Sri Lanka 2016 / 74′ / ita) directed by Suranga D. Katugampala.
For further information please visit the official website.

Entrance 7,50 Euro.

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