Breads from Creative Cities

ASPAN – Artisanal Bakers from the Bergamo Province

The Idea

The Association of artisan bakers of Bergamo’s province (ASPAN), supported by the Creative Knowledge Foundation (CK Foundation) and Bergamo UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, adheres to the international initiative “Breads of the Creative Cities” and its national project “Panettieri d’Italia – Breads from Creative Cities”.  The main objective of this project is: “to preserve and hand on the traditions linked to the typical bread of one’s community, allowing the rediscovery of ancient flavors, enhancing the supply chain and all the actors who are part of it and building a digital resource accessible to all “. 
With the aim of enhancing its members, ASPAN invites all bakers (but also supply chain actors such as farmers and millers) to join the project and tell their story through digital storytelling. 

The Objectives

STRENGTHEN
THE NETWORK

Propose the initiative as a pilot to extend the project to ASPAN members throughout Italy.

CREATE A CULTURAL DIGITAL RESOURCE

Create a digital hub where stories and traditions of the traditional local bakers, farmers and millers are collected.

ENHANCE THE KNOWLEDGE KEEPERS AND THE VALUE CHAIN

Create a project part of the Breads from the Creative Cities strand to promote local ASPAN bakers.

PROMOTE A SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Promote a sustainable development of the territories by rediscovering ancient skills and crafts through the involvement of the entire local community.