Confiscated Properties: Architecture, Ideology and Performance

Confiscated Properties: Architecture, Ideology and Performance, curated by Valentina Sansone, initiates a process of activation and re-appropriation of a confiscated property, through musical and performance practices, with the participation of local communities.

A warehouse of around 2000 square meters, adjacent to the High School for Humanities and Languages “Danilo Dolci”, in Via Fichidindia in Brancaccio, Palermo, hosts a calendar of events and self-organised activities open to all, which will run continuously for 140 days (from 16th June to 4th November 2018).

Magazzino Brancaccio, part of the properties confiscated from the builder Ienna, together with the school where it is located, opened to the public for the first time on June 16th 2018, almost twenty years after its seizure. Today, it represents a new and permanent facility for the neighbourhood and the city.

In addition to the ongoing collaborations and its activities, since June 2018 Magazzino Brancaccio has been regularly hosting music workshops for children, conceived by The Great Learning Orchestra and mediated by local educators and volunteers.