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‘La Grande scrittura. Mille mani per una storia’

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Italian schools and sections abroad are among the winners of the competition dedicated to writing “collective novels”

Digital Cultural Heritage School
Digital Cultural Heritage School

On 18 October, at Salone Internazionale del Libro di Torino the International Book Fair in Turin, the award ceremony was held for the young people who took part in the 2021 edition of the competition ‘La Grande scrittura. Mille mani per una storia’ (Great Writing: A Thousand Hands for One Story), promoted by the Associazione DiCultHer.

The project saw the participation of students from all over the world, che hanno lavorato, in gruppi, alla stesura di ‘collective novels‘, starting from a common incipit. Each team, made up of at least three classes belonging to three different schools, developed a part of the text, and then handed it over it to the next team, who continued the story. For the 2021 edition, the themes of the incipits were travel, immigration, integration, love in all its forms, pandemic and generational contrast.

The initiative was created to support reading and writing education and to develop new ways of teaching.  By sharing those spaces of the imagination that are shared by all cultures, the project aimed to stimulate the creativity of young people and the transmission of awareness, knowledge and skills. In addition, through remote work, the competition aimed to support the increasingly important role of digital technology in contemporary society and culture.

The winners included the school team made up students from the Liceo Italiano Edoardo Amaldi in Barcellona, the Lycèe International Saint-Germain-en-Laye in Paris and the Lycèe International Montebello in Lille, which presented the collective novel ‘Sai dove Sei’ (YouKnowWhereYouAre).

For the 2022 edition, the competition theme/incipit the contents of the “Manifesto Ventotene Digitale. L’occasione digitale per la Cultura e l’Europa” (The Digital Ventotene Manifesto: The Digital Opportunity for Culture and Europe).

All information on the competition is available on the DiCultHer.

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