The wall created in Palermo for the Pangrel project is my homage to Federico II, a historical figure who was a symbol of welcome, inclusion and curiosity. In his Palermo childhood Federico plays with Arabic numbers, with geometric balances, with plants, looking through nature. He knows Islam, he learns 6 languages. Along the Arab streets of Kalsa, he welcomes religions, cultures, sciences and arts. He was excommunicated twice by the Church and called “Antichrist”. He was a scientist and a philosopher.
(Pictures: Rori Palazzo and Sonia Lo Nero)