Mara Calcagni and Raffaella Vollaro – Il Filo del Quarticciolo

About the learners:

Raffaella Vollaro graduated in international economics and currently works as a labor consultant. She is attending the Master’s program in Planning and Access to European Funds for Culture, Creativity, and Multimedia.

Mara Calcagni graduated in economics in 2002 and has started a PhD in PVS politics and economics. In 2005, her experience with research theater began, thanks to the guidance of the masters at Odin Teatret. In 2008, she began researching the Italian repertoire of oral traditional songs. Meanwhile, she has conducted several theater and choral singing workshops for people of all age groups, ranging from six-month-old children to 90-year-olds.


About the project:

Mara Calcagni and Raffaella Vollaro organized an event in Rome’s Quarticciolo neighborhood to foster community connections and gather the stories of the inhabitants. The aim was to encourage the community to reflect on the significant role of elders as narrators of the social group’s histories, traditions, and memories. The event emphasized the power of storytelling and recounting, especially after a period of isolation caused by the pandemic. It aimed to weave a thread of connection among different generations, including children, adults, and the elderly residing in the neighborhood.

The project was supported by MeltingPro.