A former woolen mill in Tuscany reused by young people for design, art, photography and a vintage market: here you can find the program for summer 2018

The first who arrived in the almost empty space of the former Lanificio Umberto Bini, on via Genova in Prato (city in Tuscany renowned for its textile production) was Chiara Bettazzi who, in 2005, set up her atelier. This project, over time, evolved into a process of redevelopment of the whole area that, in 2008, became Corte Via Genova and now the metamorphosis from an abandoned industrial place to a space shared by young creative people is completed.

Today, the Corte is a space dedicated to the production, exhibition and promotion of contemporary culture in the hybridization of art, design, photography, music and architecture. It has become an attractive center in Prato thanks to the many events, workshops, performances held there and the work of various cultural associations.

Orti in Fabbrica, at Corte Via Genova, Prato, Tuscany

Among its protagonists are Tribeca Factory, Chiara Bettazzi’s SC17, Artforms, Spazio Materia, Capanno 17 and Sedici, an independent group of photographers and experts in visual arts who, having arrived at the Corte in 2016, have contributed, with exhibitions, workshops, international events, to animating the already fertile ground of Via Genova, a model of urban regeneration and promoter of the redevelopment of other new forgotten areas of the city.

The kitchen, vintage style in the renewed old mill Corte via Genova

Summer 2018 at Corte Via Genova
Very many initiatives are in the program, among the yearly events we can mention Slideluck, TAI- Tuscany Art Industry and Orti in Fabbrica.
In May, the open-air season of
WOM – Wonderful Market has been inaugurated, with exhibitors of vintage clothing and streetwear, furnishings, objects, collections and creations by emerging designers.

On July 20th, 2018 Ultra//Cronache Inaudite will animate the Corte from dusk to dawn by promoting photographic exhibitions, installations and multimedia contributions between the real and the unexplored. [Chiara Sgreccia]