Zones Portuaires

23 Jun 2020 - 28 Jun 2020

Genoa, Italy

Marseille, France

Last updated: 12 Apr 2021
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Zones Portuaires / Genova

is an interdisciplinary project dedicated to the Port Cities, an opportunity of meeting and exchange between the world beyond the customs and the urban space.

Born in Marseille in 2010 by the initiative of the eponymous team, since 2015 Zones Portuaires is held as a Festival also in Saint-Nazaire, on the Atlantic sea, and has landed in Genoa with the aim of contributing to the interdisciplinary confrontation between Port and the City, in order to strengthen their mutual knowledge.

Over the course of time the Festival has evolved into a wider and more constant project, becoming an opportunity to let emerge the common thread that binds the port cities, their activities, their architecture, the people who live there, and becoming a device that activates research paths, cultural projects, as well as a diffuse awareness and public involvement.

The contamination between different artistic languages involves a wide audience, the multidisciplinary projects stimulate the active participation of citizens and tourists of all ages and backgrounds and trigger new dynamics of interaction between public and private stakeholders.

Port identity is unveiled and enhanced through walks, sailing, guided tours, site specific artistic actions, conventions, exhibitions and informal meetings, realized within the public spaces between the Port and the City.

In Genoa the project is conceived and coordinated by the U-BOOT Lab Association and promoted by Incontri in Città (DAFiSt - UniGE)

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Practical info

Pricerange per day
Jazz , Electronic Music
Partner hotel , Youth hostel , AirBnb
Main target group
12 - 16 y/o , 25 - 50 y/o
Directions & transport
Train/tram/bus , Airport (max 20km)
City center , Suburbs
Average attendence per day
Above 10.000 attendees
Art disciplines
Architecture , Heritage , Interdisciplinary , Music , Photography/Video
Support for disabled people