About the parliament




Sala Rossa, Turin City Hall

On Sunday, 26 March, the Visible team (Judith Wielander, Matteo Lucchetti and Carolina Lio) curated a temporary parliament hosted in Sala Rossa, at the Turin City Hall.

The parliament/assembly “Decolonizzazione, resilienza and rigenerazione” (Decolonization, Resilience and Regeneration) was dedicated to artistic projects situated on the Italian territory, and that practice ideas of freedom declined as decolonisation, resilience and regeneration in peripheral and rural contexts.

The three projects that were presented and discussed were Casa delle Agriculture in Castiglione d’Otranto, in Salento; Ente di Decolonizzazione Borgo Rizza developed by DAAR – Decolonizing Architecture (Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti) in Carlentini, province of Syracuse; and the Robida collective in Topolò, on the border between Friuli and Slovenia.

The three collectives were in dialogue with guests involved in the fields of economics and policy-making: Massimo De Angelis (Professor of Political Economy at the University of East London), Bianca Elzenbaumer (co-founder and coordinator of the Alpine Community Economies Lab) and Salvatore La Rosa (Deputy Mayor of Carlentini).

The event was realised in collaboration with the Polo del ‘900 in Turin, and on the occasion of the 2023 Biennale Democrazia dedicated to the theme of freedom.


Ente di Decolonizzazione is a project by the DAAR collective (Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti) which appropriates, by desecrating them, the architectures of the Ente di Colonizzazione del Latifondo Siciliano: a series of villages built by the fascist regime in 1940 in order to colonize the countryside considered backward and non-productive and to impress an urban vision very similar to that which was being built in the same years in the colonies in Libya and in the cities of East Africa occupied and colonized by the Italians.
Robida is a collective that works at the intersection of written and spoken words and spatial practices. It is developed in Topolò, a small town of 22 inhabitants on the border between Italy and Slovenia.
Casa delle Agriculture (Castiglione d'Otranto, Lecce) is a voluntary organization active in the defense of agro-biodiversity, inclusive practices and experimenting with new models of "restanza" in marginal territories.