Amaneï is a non-profit organization and cultural center based on the island of Salina (Aeolian archipelago, Italy). Amaneï is located in a 19th-century building of Santa Marina Salina, where the native Oliva family lived until 1918 before being exterminated by the Spanish flu epidemic. In 2005 Oliva’s descendants, Elisabetta di Mambro (President) and Elettra Bottazzi (artistic director), restored their ancestors’ house and activated the amaneï project. As a cultural center in the Aeolian archipelago, it promotes territorially related research practices through residency programs, community engagement activities, and international exchange initiatives. Amaneï encourages on-site theoretical and practical research studies and projects related to its islands and islanders, fostering collaborative projects, exhibitions, talks, and workshops (among other activities) with a network of affiliated national and international partners and institutions. To facilitate the synergy between multidisciplinary practices and cross-cultural interactions, the organization activated a worldwide residency exchange program (with Indonesia in 2022/2023 and Portugal in 2023).