Looking for a new European dimension, the territory of Salento becomes a "Laboratory of change" in an individual and shared vision.
Starting from scratch to reshape our future: this is the challenge that gives life to REINVENTING EUTOPIA for Lecce2019. More than just a word play, it is a call for change that combines thought with concrete action, aimed to render the provinces of Lecce and Brindisi flagships of good practices and democracy.
For the purposes of Lecce2019, "reinventing" does not mean resting on the laurels of our architectural and artistic heritage, but it includes a variety of steps, i.e. acknowledging our value, championing potentials, creating networks, jumping over the barrier of isolation in order to spark off a virtuous circle of knowledge, opportunities and innovative patterns of growth.
From the Heel of the Boot gazing at the stars in Europe: through the dimension of utopia it is possible to overturn our perspectives, modify the magnetic north and south, capitalize on the regional peculiarities and cultural differences, which constitute the real wealth of a united Europe. People can teach and learn from daily encounters and dialogues that may help us to put in place this laboratory of experiences, which starts from a "we"-based approach and redraws a new concept of community and Occident reaching out to the South.