Radical She, Cities and Gender Storytelling

With “Io e la mia città” Storytelling becomes the language to question the way public spaces are designed.

We are in Favara (AG) in Sicily and for the “Radical She” project, the rooms of the Farm Cultural Park are populated by high school girls and boys for a two-day workshop under the banner of disruptive storytelling.

To the cities designed by men for men, we respond with words from below to open up new reflections and question the places we usually pass through.

And if it were women who designed public spaces, what forms would they take?

This was the question behind the conception of the workshop and, from a mapping of the places of the heart, memories, experiences, dreams and desires emerged.

Recognising and sharing the emotions that young people and, in particular, girls associate with public spaces means sparking an intense reflection on how they would like to see them transformed and what they could do with them.

Care, safety, beauty are some of the key words of wills shared during the discussions.

The participants were then divided into groups and on the basis of a common space to be reinvented, they collectively wrote short stories.

An ancient building to regenerate, a park to take care of, a creative and collective space to meet and express themselves.

The short stories were translated into short digital videos in the Reels style of Instagram. A valuable opportunity to listen to the new generations and young women in particular to welcome a change… “radical she”.


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Cities and narratives