The return of ROMADIFFUSA This XMAS


14 December 2023
Written by
Lucrezia Worthington

stay-in-the-know with these epic events


After the great success of the September edition with 60,000 participants and over 100 involved locations, Romadiffusa, a project conceived by Sara D’Agati and Maddalena Salerno with the support of Roma Capitale, returns on December 16 and 17 with an innovative Christmas proposal. The concept is to change the perception of Rome, portraying it not just as a city tied to its glorious past but as a modern eternal city. The theme for this weekend is “Christmas do it yourself”, an initiative that will include over 50 creative workshops across the city – from ceramics to crochet, floral design, illustration, watercolour, leather-working, and much more – focusing on handmade Christmas gifts, sustainability, and community.

Some of the highlights this weekend:

VARSI ART LAB: an art workshop in Monteverde, will host bookbinding and screen printing workshops.

STUDIOCOSE: a creative space for women in Monte Mario, will present a series of workshops including crochet, ceramics, and illustration.

In the spaces of STUDIO LAMPO in Furio Camillo, independent publishers DITO Publishing and Beauroma Books will offer a workshop on creating fanzines using experimental binding techniques.

At DESIGN FOOD HOUSE in Portuense, there will be workshops focusing on taste and stimulation of scent.

The SPAZIO NON DISPONIBILE collective in Appio Latino will open its doors to introduce participants to the world of screen printing.

STUDIO MINE in San Giovanni will host a storytelling workshop and a fundraising workshop for creative projects.

Dylan Tripp, a former fashion designer for Valentino and Fendi turned renowned floral designer, will lead an immersive floral design workshop at Bla Studio in Trastevere.

SPAZIOMENSA, an artist-run space in Salario, will conduct a performative workshop with artist Sebastiano Bottaro.

KOBO Studio will guide a photographic tour in Garbatella, followed by editing and post-production.



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