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TOGETHER, cultural inhabitants

Matera is a special place, which burns in all of us thoughts and emotions. Here we we realize the basic elements of the universe and the fragility of existence, the cycles of life and death and of natural processes. Here the emptiness and fullness, sound and silence, darkness and light are part of a harmonious whole which inextricably links man to nature: from caves carved in the Murgia plateau to the Center for Space Geodesy, overlooking the same plateau, without interruption.

Since this harmony of life and resist, concrete example of resilience as now, Matera is a candidate in the name of the whole southern Italy, southern Europe and all the southern hemisphere, to express and represent the forgotten cultures , those who have keys and values ​​to unlock a deeper crisis - economic, cultural, social - hence the dominant cultures can not get out.

Starting from the extraordinary experience of settlement of Matera, the age-old tradition that is the heritage of our city, which has been able to recover from a condition very degraded, almost barbaric (like revealed to the world after World War II by the complaint of Carlo Levi) overthrowing his dilemma and turning it into a powerful opportunity in less than fifty years, we intend to work together to create a new "cultural inhabitant", a responsible and aware citizen that means the culture as a common primary good, ethic sum of humanistic, scientific and economic knowledge.

  • Open Design School
    Open Design School
  • Build UP 2019
    Play Now - Build Up
  • European Capital of Culture 2019
    Plovdiv Together 2019

Latest news

  • Press release
    E’ indetta una procedura pubblica di selezione per l’assunzione a tempo determinato (18 mesi) di 10 unità lavorative che andranno a rafforzare lo staff della Fondazione Matera Basilicata 2019.
  • Press release
    Si è svolta questa mattina, 7 dicembre 2017, presso la Camera di Commercio di Matera, la riunione del Consiglio di Amministrazione della Fondazione Matera Basilicata 2019, come prosecuzione dei lavori cominciati nella precedente seduta del 29 novembre scorso.
  • Press release
    Con la presente si fa seguito alle richieste di chiarimenti e informazioni avanzate da alcune realtà del territorio e diffuse anche dagli organi di informazione locale sul tema della progettazione dell’allestimento di Cava del Sole per Matera 2019.


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  • Regione Basilicata
  • Provincia di Matera
  • Università della Basilicata
  • Camera di Commercio Matera
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