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Viaindustriae assosiation is working in a fragile zone in the middle of Italy in marginalized areas with many social strains (isolation, drugs, unemployment, and racial integration). In this context the association is trying to promote varied socio-cultural project. Concerning the landscape and the territory, the Association, has been conducting for years different recovery and regeneration projects using the artistic/creative approach in the abandoned rural and mountain places, eroded by depopulation. VIAINDUSTRIAE is also a publishing house, working on various publications with sociological aspects, living archives and research. An example based on this logic is the archive “xtrapaese/umbria underground”, database of dance places, organized tourism, food, festivals of the Umbria Region, as result of a series of actions, reports, meetings in the village festival.