Ripe San Ginesio (Italy)

Rebuilding Ripe San Ginesio’s identity: leveraging on the cultural and landscape heritage while connecting to the global scene.

Where we are

The surrounding territory of the middle-age hamlet of Ripe San Ginesio in Italy are, on one hand, known for their rural characteristics. On the other hand, the area is experiencing a strong post-war urbanization trend. This has been the very cause of the depopulation process that has affected many inner areas across the country. The past years, this process has worsened the isolation of the hamlets from the main national and global cultural and economic trajectories.

Territory

The main challenges the territory faces today thus relates to enhancing the attractiveness of the area and rebuilding the local identity, while stimulating the rediscovery of ecological knowledge and values.
Borgofuturo, the Additional Replicator in this area, believes that heritage-based cultural activities and events related to sustainability, alternative economy, education, and agriculture, could foster capacity building of the community. This will reverse the negative trends by raising environmental awareness, reconnecting to both natural and cultural global dynamics (e.g. climate change, ecosystem services, international artists, concerts, etc.). The yearly-celebrated Borgofuturo Festival plays a big role in this and has become a landmark for the province in terms of alternative and sustainable cultures.

Rural Heritage

With the tools and support of RURITAGE, Ripe San Ginesio hopes to reach its objective of heritage-based regeneration and identity building through glimpses of the local as well as the global cultural scene.