Mufant, Museum of Science Fiction, organizes a day of celebration (Sunday, June 16) and opens the doors to the city to present the initiatives it has promoted within the social enterprise sector: social works not only through the activation of volunteers but also with a business approach, fostering well-being and innovation, new jobs and quality of life. It happens in partnership with the social cooperative Altra Mente and thanks to the participation to the calls promoted by the City of Turin as part of the Pon Metro Program 2014-2020 / Turin Social Factory, Co -City Turin and AxTO.
A huge statue of Dr. Frankenstein will be the first sign of an urban transformation within the public housing neighborhood in Via Reiss Romoli. Mufant’s imagination power will flow out of the museum in order to create an outside “square of the imaginary” and nine monuments dedicated to those who have been able to create a synthesis between narration and science, playing with the stimuli of science to create futuristic and utopian visions.
Purpose of the Mufant is to restore beauty and vitality to a suburb that can become a site of tourism attraction. The construction of a Fantastic Theme Park in the square adjacent to the museum also includes other redevelopment projects promoted by Co-City Torino and co-designed with residents, including the dedication of the public garden in memory of Riccardo Valla, an important Turin protagonist of Italian science fiction culture.
The making of the Park is part of Loving the Alien, a project – currently in the start-up phase – promoted by the Social Cooperative Altra Mente and the museum, supported by Pon Metro funds in the context of Torino Social Factory, an initiative of the Department of Innovation of the City of Turin created to support social innovation projects through an accompanying path and financial support.
Loving the Alien also activated two workshops that involve more than twenty people, some of whom are in conditions of social distress. The decisive moment of the project will be (Spring 2020) the organization of a Fantastic Festival right in the redeveloped Park, an annual event that will open to the world of urban regeneration and social inclusion experiences. A crowdfunding campaign is going to be launched in order to support the creation of the festival.
Sunday 16 June’s program is available on the Mufant website.