2018 Italy

Coast Day 2018, Sardinia, Italy

In 2018 the Maristanis project celebrates the Coast Day with an event dedicated to all the creative persons who have ideas and projects on the enhancement of the coasts with special a attention on wetlands. The event took place in Arborea and involved all the municipalities of the Gulf of Oristano and the Sinis Peninsula, which participate in the project Maristanis: Arborea, Arbus, Cabras, Cuglieri, Guspini, Narbolia, Nurachi, Oristano, Palmas Arborea, Riola Sardo, San Vero Milis, Santa Giusta, Terralba.

The activities and events for the Coast Day took place over the weekend of 29 and 30 September and continued over the weekends of October. Coast Day aims to promote sustainable development, the enhancement of the Sardinian coast and to raise public awareness of environmental protection issues, cultural enhancement and sustainable development, regarding coastal wetlands.

The local Coast Day started on September 29th at the Ex-GIL space in Arborea with a public talk entitled LA COSTA CHE VORREI / nelle nostre biografie c'รจ di mezzo il mare, in which writers, architects, directors, sociologists, writers and journalists discussed the theme of the protection and enhancement of the coastal landscape. The evening continued immediately with the PECHAKUCHA NIGHT (PKN), an event dedicated to the dynamic and informal presentation of innovative projects. PKN aims to offer an opportunity for meeting, knowledge, dissemination and exchange between experts from different creative subjects, for example design, architecture, photography, art, social promotion and entrepreneurship.

Throughout the weekends of October, the local Coast Day continued with workshops, exhibitions, guided tours, walks, conferences, tastings, birdwatching by bike and kayakactivities dedicated to discovering the coastal wetlands of the Gulf of Oristano and the Sinis Peninsula.

In Sardinia, the Local Coast Day is organized and managed by the MEDSEA Mediterranean Sea and Coast Foundation and carried out as part of the MARISTANIS project.