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Futurism in Florence

Florence was not only the place of publication of the periodical “L’Italia futurista”, but – besides Milano and Rome – also one of the most important centres of Italian Futurism. In Florence the revolutionary ideas of the Futurism fell on fertile ground, as the climate had already been prepared by intellectuals which were working actively in the circles of periodicals such as “Leonardo” or “La Voce”. They all saw the necessity of resuscitation and, consequently, a break with the old traditions, which would resuscitate the “passatisitic museum city Florence”. One aim of Pro Firenze Futurista is, one the one hand, to bring together historical events and, on the other hand, the presentation of current projects and archives concerning Futurism in Florence.

The first “futurist contact” happened [...]