There is a story behind each stone: the ancient Bari, narrated by children

A wave of happiness and joy involved us during the Infoday of Palimpsest project in Bari last 29 May. More than 80 children between 6 and 10 years old attended the online meeting to present the great work of collection of ancient stories of the city of Bari.

Together with their parents and grandparents, the primary and secondary school children of the Istituto Comprensivo Umberto I – San Nicola di Bari have collected images, popular anecdotes, references and historical episodes related to the city of Bari in a digital document.

During the Infoday, an interactive map was presented thanks to the work of children: the map gathers the historical places and the stories collected through the game activities.

Giuseppe Pirlo, scientific officer of the Centre for Lifelong Learning C.A.P. of the University of Bari Aldo Moro and Palimpsest scientific coordinator, gave his cordial welcome to the Infoday together with Fausta Scardigno, president of C.A.P, and Giuseppe Capozza, director of Istituto Comprensivo Umberto I – San Nicola di Bari. The Infoday was attended by Carmela Sfregola and Gianfranco Gadaleta, Joint Secretariat staff of the programme.

Palimpsest is the result of the joint work of the Centre for Lifelong Learning of the University of Bari Aldo Moro and the Province of Lecce for Italy, the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Ioannina (Lead partner) and the Region of Epirus for Greece. The project aims to enhance cultural heritage through the use of digital technologies, giving back to the new generations – filtered by the sensitivity of artists – stories and traditions of the past, making them accessible in urban public spaces.