Nonturismo is the series of publications dedicated to travellers who prefer an authentic encounter with the spirit of a place to a prepackaged tour.
Nonturismo does not aim to tell only the architectural and landscape beauties of a territory, but also to stimulate travellers to experience it, to come into contact with its historical identity, with the emergencies of the present and the visions of the future.
All the volumes in the series originate from a community editorial staff, locals who meet to get to know each other better and exchange views on the elements of uniqueness of their territory and community.
Thanks to the forays of various “guests” – artists, creatives, economists, urban planners, botanists … – the contents identified by the community become a different story every time: literary narratives, exercises of visual perception, visionary illustrations and images of the past, in order to return to the traveler a picture of the most authentic spirit of a territory.
The NONTURISMO series is conceived and curated by Riverrun and Sineglossa and edited by Ediciclo.
The first two volumes of the series will be released in 2020:
>> Ussita – Monti Sibillini (edited by Sineglossa), a mobile guide, unfixed like the territory it narrates: from the earth shaken by the earthquake to a community in movement, it guides the traveler in its discovery through a “seismic” narration , where texts and images speak at the same time of old, new and imaginary.
The guide suggests two routes.
The first, Vivere Qui (Living Here), involves the traveler in the life of the community of Ussita, guiding him/her in an urban / naturalistic exploration of the places that characterize the new daily lives of the inhabitants.
The second, Alta Montagna (High Altitude), is an ascent of Mount Bove, belonging to the northern area of the Sibillini mountain chain, a spiritual experience in which the traveler’s imagination is the essential element that gives substance to the narrated suggestions.
Some of the points of interest touched by the routes overlap, leaving the traveler the opportunity to mix the contents and create their own itinerary.
Authors of the Ussita guide:
The contents created by the community editorial staff of Ussita are interpreted by the artists: Wu Ming 2 (writer of the collective Wu Ming, edited by Einaudi); Alessandro Chiappanuvoli (writer and author of reports published, among others, by Internazionale and Il Manifesto); Antonio di Cecco (photographer, exhibited, among other contexts, at the Milan Triennale); Mauro Pennacchietti (photographer and video maker); Giacomo Giovannetti (visual artist); Simone Tempia (author of Vita con Lloyd, published by Rizzoli Lizard). The audio content is by the radio author Sara Sartori.
>> Sant’Elia – Cagliari (edited by Riverrun), a cooking book that use as pretext 12 recipes of the typical local cuisine as an excuse to talk about the characters, places and stories that come from the sea and the cement of Sant’Elia.
A series of true, presumed and patently fake recipes guide the “patrons” to discover the genius loci, emergencies and visions of a Sant’Elia that does not want to die, nor remains imprisoned in the stereotype that relegates it to an emblematic case of ghetto district and example of wrong urban planning of the 70s.
Each dish combined with a point of interest is the excuse to take one’s steps on an itinerary that combines the preparation of the recipe with the direct experience of the places, ingredients and characters that animate the district of 9000 inhabitants in the far south of the city of Cagliari.
Authors of the Sant’Elia guide:
The Sant’Elia community cooks and, it said, supported by the chef-philosopher Don Pasta (according to the New York Times one of the most brilliant food activists in the world ). The artist, together with the writer Mauro Tetti, the photographers of Arc La Rue and the soundscape of Cristina Marras, reshuffles the tradition of the district by inventing the new typical traditional dish of Sant’Elia! An oxymoron bet for a futuristic past that interprets the spirit of the township made of fishing, cooking and concrete.
The Ussita and Sant’Elia guides were created as part of the “Once App On A Time” project, funded by the Department of Youth and the National Civil Service, aimed at enhancing semi-abandoned villages.