The Project

The Project

Walk the Line is an explorative-narrative project that aims to elaborate a collective tale of memories, stories and landscapes of a stretch of a European border.
The methodology used investigates the theme of walking as a practice of knowledge, narration and sharing. The collective action of walking a stretch of border is a privileged tool for interpreting the landscape and measuring the thickness of a line that is only apparently a segment between two nations. From day to day, an itinerant tale is developed, weaving memories, stories and landscapes along a route with a strong cultural, historical and political value. With this in mind, a primary role is entrusted to the students involved, aiming to establish an international mobile observatory in which the point of view has been entrusted to the new generations of today’s Europe.

Edition 2023

Edition 2023

From 29 May to 2 June 2023, a group of 9 university students walked in stages from the Solarie Refuge to Malga Coot, following and crossing the Italian-Slovenian border line. Each day, the group walked about 20 km, stopping at villages, bivouacs and shelters on both sides of the Italian-Slovenian border, each day gathering the inspiration and emotions that the landscape and experience suggested. Along the way, inhabitants, local operators and researchers were invited, each time offering a different point of view on the territories crossed. At the end of the journey, the students condensed their point of view into a series of texts and images representing the different facets of the border they had travelled. The group was accompanied by Janine Schemmer (anthropologist from the Alpe Adria University of Klagenfurt), Nicolò Giraldi (writer and journalist), Leonardo Cerno (nature guide from the Wild Routes Association), Camilla Tuccillo (organiser), Matteo Carli and Giovanni Chiarot (architect and photographer from the Altrememorie Cultural Association).

Concept and development: Altrememorie Cultural Association
Participating students: Sabina Candusso, Tina Cantarutti, Diana Dedeic, Andrea De Giovanni, Annachiara Felcher, Mattia Maimonte, Angelo Sabatelli, Eleonora Tulumello, Clelia Zardini
Tutors along the way: Leonardo Cerno, Nicolò Giraldi, Janine Schemmer, Matteo Carli, Giovanni Chiarot
Logistics and organisation: Camilla Tuccillo
Communication: Laura Pizzini
Booklet graphics: Sara Bassi
Webmaster: Alberto Duca, Alex Duca
Project partners: lnstitut für Kulturanalyse, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Quarantasettezeroquattro Association, Wild Routes Association, Inštitut za slovensko kulturo / Institute for Slovenian Culture, Kulturno izobraževalno društvo PiNA, Zeroidee APS
Meetings and talks realised along the way Donatella Ruttar (ISK – SMO San Pietro al Natisone), Leon Cetrtic (Pot Miru Foundation), Dora Ciccone (Robida Association), Gianni Albertini (Friends of Monteaperta), Francesco Qualizza (architect), Igor Cerno (Lusevera Cultural Research Centre), Rocco Repezza and Lucio De Eccher (Tarcento Forestry Station), Jacopo Lunazzi, Stefano Giacomuzzi (videomaker), Alberto Madrassi (Youth Council of the Julian Alps Biosphere Reserve)

Walk the Line 2023 was realised with the contribution of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region

Edition 2022

Edition 2022

From 22 to 29 May 2022, an international group of 14 university students (Italian, Slovenian and Austrian) walked a stretch of the Italian-Slovenian border to elaborate a contemporary, public and transdisciplinary narrative from Tribil Superiore to Trieste. Each day, the group walked about 20 km, stopping in towns and cities on both sides of the Italian-Slovenian border, in a continuous sharing of emotions, suggestions and ideas aroused by the walk. During the walk, public events were organised in the form of meetings, talks and readings with artists, historians and experts, who explored the theme of the border in depth, interpreting it from different thematic and disciplinary points of view. At the end of the journey, the students condensed their point of view into a series of video narratives that elaborated on the physiognomy and identity of the border area they had crossed. The group was accompanied by Janine Schemmer, an anthropologist from the Alpe Adria University of Klagenfurt, Nicolò Giraldi, a writer and journalist, Leonardo Cerno, a nature guide from the Wild Routes Association, and architect Matteo Carli from the Altrememorie Cultural Association.

Concept and development: Altrememorie Cultural Association
Participating students: Maja Apa, Giovanni Barbini, Marcel Brunner, Christian Frühwirth, Teodora Guzzo, Marleen Heichkamp, Maja Heimer, Maria Innocenti, Marco Isola, Indya Lestani, Alois Lerchster, Leon Seršen, Jacopo Tovo, Sara Vukotić.
Tutors along the way: Leonardo Cerno, Nicolò Giraldi, Janine Schemmer, Matteo Carli
Logistics and organisation: Margherita Majeroni
Communication: Laura Torelli
Video: Stefano Giacomuzzi
Webmaster: Alberto Duca, Alex Duca
Project partners: BridA, R.o.R Festival, lnstitut für Kulturanalyse, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Quarantasettezeroquattro Association, Wild Routes Association, Robida Association, Inštitut za slovensko kulturo / Institute for Slovenian Culture, Kulturno izobraževalno društvo PiNA, Zeroidee APS
Meetings and talks realised along the way Donatella Ruttar, Paolo Comuzzi (ISK – SMO San Pietro al Natisone), Robida (Topolò), Francesco Chiabai (Tribil), Renato Rinaldi (Prepotto), Fifth grade class of the Ludvik Zorzut school, Association Fieste da Viarte-Amis da Mont Quarine, Azienda agricola Gradnik (Cormons), Alessandro Cattunar (Gorizia), BridA Collective, Polina Polikarpova (Nova Gorica), Circolo Pečar (Trieste)

Walk the Line 2022 was realised with the contribution of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region