The Memoteca Pian del Bruscolo – the project of the “Unione dei Comuni Pian del Bruscolo” by Cristina Ortolani
Re-shaping a landscape through the mosaic of micro-histories; protecting memories in order to preserve the trace of a past risking to vanish; recovering images and looks not to forget who we are: the Memoteca Pian del Bruscolo project was born in 2006 with the aim of safeguarding the memory (memories) of the local community of the Low Foglia Valley and of preservinig the iconographic and oral records seldom hosted by the official archives and yet so precious in shaping the identity of a territory.
If in these times we feeel compelled to obsessively go back to the memory issue, it’s because we have been carried away from a civilization of duration – and therefore of learning and “memorizing” – towards a civilization of transitoriness – and therefore of “oblivion”.
(Zygmunt Bauman, Vite di corsa, Il Mulino, Bologna 2009)
On the day of the 150th anniversary of our national unification (one year later), the magazine offer the opportunity to think over the importance of anniversaries: 50 years from the death of Scevola Mariotti sr, 55 years from the tragedy of Marcinelle (where 9 miners from the Province of Pesaro and Urbino died), 100 years from the birth of Mario Franci, caricaturist from Sant’Angelo in Lizzola. An entire section of the magazine is devoted to the San Benedetto Hospice in Pesaro, where Geltrude Artusi (the sister of the famous gastronomist Pellegrino) lived from 1855 and 1876.
At the end of the presentation, a free copy of the magazine will be given to those present.
“Promemoria”, people and stories from the Memoteca Pian del Bruscolo