(Fort Ricasoli) Motion House
The geographical location of the Maltese islands has long favoured cultural diversity, since antiquity, the islands played a strategic role in trade routes between Europe and North Africa, where merchants of different cultures, and beliefs came in contact with one another. Located at the entrance of the islands’ Grand Harbour, Fort Ricasoli welcomed or warded back strangers of the Maltese shores as politics dictated, since its construction in the latter decades of the seventeenth century.
This Centre for Intercultural Dialogue at Fort Ricasoli materialises all these values into a physical space where fair trade, cross-cultural dialogue and right of movement, are exemplified for other projects to follow. This whole concept was broken down into a set of cultural identifiers forming FORT.
Motion House offers an extensive educational and participatory program. Various workshops and classes of new dance skills together with a contemporary twist of physical theatre, Motion House definitely represents the informal, energetic and fun hub of FORT.