DURATION OF THE ACTIVITIES – June – September 2021
PLACES VISITED: Giaveno – Valle Sangone, Perosa Argentina – Valle Chisone,
Susa – Valle Susa
In Italy the Care Stories project was curated by the Social Community Theatre
Centre in collaboration with the Towns of Giaveno, Susa and Perosa Argentina, the
Asl TO3 Local Health Authority – Health Promotion Department, and the DoRs –
Documentation Centre for the Promotion of Health by the Piemonte Region.
The project involved hiking groups of people 55 and over, organised by the three
Municipalities with Asl TO3 on three mountain valleys within the province of Turin.
These are: Valle Sangone for Giaveno, Valle Susa for Susa, and Val Chisone for
Perosa Argentina. In Perosa Argentina, the project also involved the Centro Socio
Territoriale, which assists people with physical and mental disabilities.
In each of those three valleys, the Social Community Theatre Centre workers,
together with the participants in the project, developed an experiential itinerary
bringing together walking and theatre. Participants were seniors from Susa and
Giaveno and people with physical and mental disabilities from Perosa Argentina.
They went on short walks through the natural environment of those areas once a
week for three weeks between June and July 2021.
During each walk, participants were involved in theatre activities and practices meant to make them reflect on the meaning of walking together, on the personal and group wellbeing generated by outdoor physical and cultural activity. The groups also shared ideas aimed at promoting the local cultural heritage. In the end, four short Cultural Walks were created.
These Walks invite visitors to explore the surroundings in a gentle and conscious way and invite to observe and be aware of one’s wellbeing throughout the walk.
The proposed itineraries include two walks in the Giaveno area (villages of
PontePietra and Colpastore), one walk from Susa to the village of Meana Bassa, and
a short inclusive one for people with physical or mental disabilities among the parks
of the Perosa Argentina area.
Have a look to the video of the project