Manifesta purposely strives to keep its distance from what are often seen as the dominant centres of artistic production, instead seeking fresh and fertile terrain for the mapping of a new cultural topography.

Manifesta 13 Marseille was one of the only international biennials to take place during the global pandemic COVID-19, the biennial ended earlier than planned due to the second national lockdown

Giorgio Vasta, IT

At Manifesta 12 Palermo, Giorgio Vasta presents City Scripts, a project about storytelling, creative writing workshops about Palermo, its neighbourhoods and peculiarities. Realised in collaboration with the students of Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia of Palermo,City Scripts tells five stories which were available as free downloadable podcasts. Five stories: two made by a collective, and three single-authored. The authors are Fulvio Abbate, Emma Dante, Giorgio Vasta, whilst the two collectives are formed by the students of the writing course taught by Vasta and Letizia Gullo, and Vacua Moenia.