Firenze Forma Continua
Firenze Forma Continua originated from the invitation from the World Heritage Centre, received during the 2017 Advisory Mission, to give more space to knowledge regarding the development of the city of Florence.
The project began in 2019 with the analysis of the 14th century circle of walls, both regarding the parts that still exist and those that have been demolished. Itineraries have been developed to include the walls, fortresses, gates and towers in thematic and ad hoc routes – which flow into those of the Firenze Greenway – aimed at understanding the evolution of the city. These itineraries will be carried out with the support of Associazione Mus.E. The wall system is part of a larger project with the objective to narrate the transformations and the history of places, reconnect them to the whole system of cultural enhancement, thus attracting citizens and visitors alike and creating connections between territory, people and heritage. An active collaboration has been established for this purpose with selected laboratories of the Department of Architecture of the University of Florence, with which a series of thematic courses and seminars will be developed. The students will be involved in the creation of temporary installations aimed at drawing attention to significant but little known elements of the city’s fabric and its evolution. The objective is to complete the first phase of the project in conjunction with the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the World Heritage Convention in 1972, which will be held in Florence in November 2022.
The project contemplates the inclusion of a fundamental activity of cultural mediation carried out by Associazione Mus.E, in order to create a conscious and attentive community, willing to disseminate the values of heritage. The collaboration between the Florence World Heritage Office and Mus.E has already led to the launch of educational events for schools (primary and secondary schools), during which children and young people have had the opportunity to rethink the Historic Centre of Florence and discuss the themes of the 2030 Agenda and the UN Global Goals. Among the initiatives open to all citizens, during the lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Art at Home format was developed: an initiative which, using the Zoom platform, invited people to virtually walk through the city of the past, discovering its views throughout the centuries.