F.U.N. = Favara Urban Network, an exciting cultural project, is based out of the archeological site of Castello Chiaramonte in Favara (Sicily). The Medieval castle, located just off the town’s main square, was built in the late 13th century.
The Chiaramonte Castle has been restored and transformed into an informative space for dialog, a laboratory of ideas, research and experimentation for local citizens and artists to unite the community.
With a common goal of improving the territory and the living environment of Favara, located only 8 kilometers away from Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples, projects are brain-stormed and put into action by volunteers of all ages and backgrounds.
Sustainable green projects in public spaces all around town have been successful additions to the habitat and well-received by the locals.
A large group of local volunteers are encouraging this positive social change through initiatives based on new tendencies of contemporary architecture, agriculture, and perma-culture design lifestyles in public urban space. The interior of the castle provides an amazing platform for workshops, lectures, exhibitions, installations, and more.
I recently visited F.U.N. to see what all the excitement is about and I was pleasantly surprised by Favara Urban Network’s vision and enthusiasm, shared with another local initiative called Farm Cultural Park. Find out how to have more F.U.N.!
Favara Urban Network – Castello Chiaramonte – Favara, Sicily – ITALY