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COOKING BOOK

Ancona’s most multicultural neighborhood -the Arches district – told by young artists in a guide combining stories, illustrations and recipes

YEAR
2018 – 2019

ROLE
Concept and curatorship

CATEGORY
Education and training
Regeneration of places

2030 GOALS

In a city, the arch area usually represents the strolling place.
The Arches district of Ancona, on the other hand, represents a stopover: from the station to the center, from the center to the port, from the port to the station.
Yet, as you walk through the neighborhood, you can sense an atmosphere in motion.
It is a reverberation of the process of transformation of the identity of the Arches, of the contamination between the deep-rooted “Anconetanity” of the historic families of the ward and the traditions expressed by the new ethnic groups that inhabit it.

Sineglossa has chosen the fish, the thread that runs through the Arches neighborhood, to tell the story of this area. It is the fish that is unloaded from the little boats in the harbor every day and served on the tables of “arcaroli” and restaurants, cooked by everyone according to their own custom.

Led by the “urban explorers” of theYukers Association, the course participants, 20 writers and illustrators, went around the neighborhood investigating those customs, asking residents to give them the gift of a recipe.

Writers Jonathan Arpetti and Christina Assouad and illustrators Lisa Gelli and Nicola Alessandrini then accompanied the young artists in transforming the recipes into stories and illustrations, of different genres and styles, but united by the desire to give readers a piece of the Arches back.

The Cooking Book of the Arches contains. 12 seafood recipes shared by residents of the neighborhood.

Each recipe is accompanied by an illustration and a story inspired by the meeting between artists and citizens.

Write to us and we will find a way to deliver a copy of the cookbook to you (free of charge).

COOKING BOOK is a project designed and implemented by Sineglossa with co-financing from the Marche Region – Department of Youth and National Civil Service.

Partners: Municipality of Ancona, Yukers, Ratatà, Cescot Macerata.

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