Forno Vagabondo is a mobile social oven on wheels, a format that combines wild fermentation practices with environmental-didactic workshops to explore and stimulate spaces for community economies negotiations and more eco-socially just economies. The oven travels through the Vallagarina Valley (IT) on an electric cargo bike to create encounters between people and more-than-human worlds in the public space. The activities around the Forno Vagabondo draw attention to the interconnected relationships between humans, microbes, insects, crops, material infrastructures, the earth and many other living beings that are part of relational processes of life-support production that enable us to make and share bread. It is a tool for raising awareness of eco-ecological interweaving, a bridge to make abstract issues tangible through the shared practices of sourdough bread making. This is not done through long speeches, but through stimulating questions, through prefigurative politics, the shared collective fermenting of bread and thus the possibilities of literally putting one's hands into new narratives, dough or rather "bread". The mobile oven is therefore not only a space to bake breads, but futures of (more-than-) human coexistence (impastiamo futuri desiderabili).
Forno Vagabondo community project was born, financed and supported by the shared energy of 6 associations (Brave New Alps, Goever Cereali del Trentino, Italia-Nicaragua, La Foresta, Multiverso, Portobeseno) of the valley, “sVOLta- Fondazione Trentina per il Volontariato Sociale” and many other supporters (among which Wwoof Italia, Holzplus, Panificio Moderno,…). The “Forno” is currently on the quest to explore strategies for its future financing.