The World in Florence - Festival of World's Cultural Expressions
The Festival opens a five-year program of international activities to promote awareness of the various places of the world through a cultural storytelling that is realized with an innovative and interactive photography exhibition, with theme-depth content related to the relaunch of Regions and their discovering on www.lifebeyondtourism.org via NFC technology. The project aims to create a circuit of sharing and knowledge of Regions from a Life Beyond Tourism® perspective thanks to the photographic panels that will arrive in Florence from all over the world. In this way it will be possible to virtually visit the world through the eyes of locals and acquire a privileged look at the international tangible and intangible heritage.
The aim of the Festival is to involve groups of young university students around the world in the promotion, interpretation, presentation and enhancement of the local cultural expressions of a specific heritage site in their country (in times of pandemic), implementing the Life Beyond Tourism methodology. It is an exercise in narrating the territories in which students of universities and higher education institutions are involved to instill in the younger generations the curiosity to discover and protect the identities of their territories.
Participation in the international festival of territories is open to the local communities of the world which, through the creation of working groups, create a story of their own Region, with its identities and cultural expressions, giving participants the opportunity to have an immersive experience with a glance which starts from the exhibition hall and continues online.
The Festival is composed by
An International and Interactive Photographic Exhibition, in Florence and online
An Online Conference with presentation session by all participants
An International Catalogue, the Cultural Storytelling presentations and the panels of the exhibition will be published