The Fiveways initiative marks a fundamental milestone in the development of Ravenna’s candidacy proposal. “Fiveways” was a series of meetings held in Ravenna between 3 November and 3 December 2011, to explore the theoretical perspectives and possible empirical implications of the five main themes identified by the Staff and the Creative Council, and shared with the citizens and with the region of Romagna. Hospitality and cultural diversity, conflict and its possible arrangements, the relationship with water and the wider world, creativity and new technology, transformations and “doing together”: these were some of the major themes tackled during the course of the meetings, through conversations, presentations and performances, that opened up Ravenna’s local experiences to a wider international scope. Over 60 local and international guests took part in Fiveways, turning it into a fully-fledged laboratory of ideas projected into the future. Artists, writers, philosophers, intellectuals, cultural operators, all together engaged with the city, to collectively work out visions, ideas, plans — in a word, “ways” — leading to the Ravenna of tomorrow.
- From Threshold to Threshold
- The dance of opposites
- Toward the open sea
- Imagining the imaginary
- We transform, therefore we are
VIDEO REPORT OF ‘FIVEWAYS, DIALOGUES FOR RAVENNA’S BID’