Together with the Turin and Bari Polytechnic, we redesigned the soundscape of an old renovated building. Today, TEX Studios project is born: a video & sound recording room inside TEX– Il Teatro dell’ExFadda, the wide and versatile space of Laboratorio Urbano ExFadda’s second structure.
Our work is based in San Vito dei Normanni (BR), inside Laboratorio Urbano EXFadda: a socio-cultural hub and incubator of projects involving more than 30 small businesses, associations and informal groups that work in close connection with the local resources. The project “Da Grande Sarò un Teatro” – promoted by local operators and organisations active in the fields of theatre, music and dance – won the 2018 edition of Culturability: the call launched by the Unipolis Foundation in order to support innovative and high social impact cultural projects dedicated to renovating and restoring disused spaces. This project aims at repurposing and activating the shared management of a large but still unused space that we intend to turn into a production and performative art center, inside the former wine-making facility “Dentice di Frasso”. I 4.000m² This is how TEX – Il Teatro dell’Ex Fadda, came to life: the first community theater of Southern Italy, co-designed by Cattive Produzioni, Hackustica, Sandei, World Music Academy and Teatro Menzatì. The 4,000 m², inside a hectare-wide garden, host:
XFood – Ristorante Sociale: it promotes the professional integration of physically challenged people and serves local food based on the traditional cuisine with a touch of creativity.
ExFadda Caffè: the former janitor house hosts today a café, meeting point for lots of young people. The exterior walls have become open-air canvas for the paintings of several artists and their art.