Which kind of artworks do the inhabitants/institutions/artists want/need/expect for the neighborhood of Porta Palazzo in Turin? The project ‘The Regenerators’ deals with questions about the role of the artists — and art in general — in processes of gentrification in city neighborhoods; more specific the neighborhood of Porta Palazzo in Turin. The first action of the project resulted in a public intervention: a round table in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica, where a debate about art and urban requalification strategies on the district took place. The square, which is center of many business activities, takes back its role of place for the cultural debate, as the ancient agorà. Both artists, coordinating the round table, had invited a series of experts on the topic. A cultural mediator invited the public to participate to the talk by handing out (free) admission tickets and explain the work. Ironically the round table, enclosed by a frame, was drown on the floor with a caption.

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