From storytelling to active engagement: let’s co-work together!

From storytelling to active engagement: let’s co-work together!

The second day of co-working session, held on October the 15th  begun with Eloisa Susanna’s general outlook about other eloisa-susannaactive projects, similar to #coRome, spread all over Italy.Eloisa,a young architect,rapidly commemorated the G124 project,launched by Renzo Piano in which great relevance is given to peripheral areas and the imperative need of maintenance trough micro-surgical interventions,this is what the Otranto project of 1979 was about.In general,this procedure implies two fundamental principles:first of all it has to be interest-based,secondly it has to be performed through a collaborative process that consist in framing and contextualizing the city of Rome and its surrounding territory,focusing on those areas that constitute a patrimonial identity.

Than,Claudio Gnessi explained the explosive role of  the Ecomuseo Casino Ad Duas claudio-gnassiLauros ( This institution owns much to the “comunità di eredità” which actively engaged in several partecipative laboratories,with the common goal to define the space in which cultural and natural sites have previously been identified.The actual plan is focused in Tor Pignattara,a neighborhood where around 130 cultural resources were mapped,thanks to the fruitful work of a social network composed by inhabitants of that neighborhood but also public and private actors.It is important to underline the social consequence brought by this initiative:cooperation was promoted among different religious and cultural realities,unified by a shared interest and motivated by common moral values.

Right after the Labgovers productively engaged in a workshop that consisted in reporting on a widespread map four different topic developed with the aid of expert mentors and of Alessandra and Urio, the co-founders of the newborn Community for the Public Park of Centocelle.The participants were divided into four groups,namely:Mobility, Accessibility, Potentialities and Public Services.
gruppo mobilitàThe first group,”mobility”,identified which public transport are easily available both from the center and the outskirt of Rome:the main one are the “trenino laziale” and the tram “19”.Than the participants focused over the potentialities that the park could offer if,in one hand,the pedestrian accessibility was open on both sides of the park’s perimeter and,on the other side,the bicycle route,know as GRAB, could pass trough the park instead of in its proximity.potenzialita

The second group,”accessibility”,listed more accurately  all the potential resources that the park could make available.Surprisingly the V Municipal seems to be blessed by so many cultural sites that could re-animate the entire area from a touristic perspective,but also for the sole purpose of embellish the neighborhood.

criticitaA third group ,”potentialities”,brought to light many critical matters such as security and sanitary issues,in fact the park has several abusive occupied zone,not omitting the wasted paper and rubbish that pollutes the park everywhere.

serviziThe fourth group;”public services”,classified and mapped all the accessible public services around the PaC zone,such as  churches, schools,parks,cultural attractions,theaters and cinemas.-


As it emerges from the images,the V Municipality has extraordinary  potentialities,however,due to its marginalized position,its shabby’s first appearance,and the elevate conglomeration of immigrants and religious identities, its efficiency is completely unexploited and its integrity is gradually decreasing and deteriorating running the risk to fall in the oblivion.

stefania-favoritoThe meeting ended up with Stefania Favorito’s  speech over the importance of the park from an archaeological point of view,the park is surrounded by historical sites such as the Villa Ad Duas Lauros,il Forte Casino,la Villa della Piscina,la Vecchio Osteria,all dated back from the republican era until the XIX century,plus the natural resources of l’Agro Romano,il Canneto,l’Agri-Fauna and the whole park of Centocelle.It is important to be mature the awareness to understand what this park does symbolize for the cohabitants of the V Municipality, how this zone reflects their feeling of social marginalization and how this project give them the possibility to join a community in which moral and civic values are promoted and cooperation constantly active.( )


The “hero’s journey” projected in every-day life

The “hero’s journey” projected in every-day life

On October the 14th, LabGov started the first co-working session in which Paola Santoro, an expert designer, exposed the “hero’s journey”  having as protagonists Alessandra and Urio: the spokespersons of the raising Community of the Public Park of Centocelle. This is the #Co-Rome project ( an audacious initiative in which achievements and failures characterized the essence of the challenge.

la facilitazione dei beni comuniThe core topic of the meeting was to understand,also through creative games, what is “la facilitazione dei beni comuni”, more specifically how LabGov assisted the community as mentors, not imposing themselves as superior entities capable of solving problems, rather as an enterprising group that can offer them all the means to improve the environmental situation of a public park, with the common goal to fill-in the gap between the community’s unsatisfied social reality and the dreamed one. This “green” forgotten area, that at a first glance might appear as common as any other park in Rome, deep inside has embedded all the shared values that gradually arose once that a touch-point between the park’s users and the object used was fixed.


Urban innovation and Commons in Ferrara at the “Internazionale” Festival!

Urban innovation and Commons in Ferrara at the “Internazionale” Festival!

From Semptember 30th to October 2nd in Ferrara will be held the 2016 edition of the Internazionalefestival, with more than 200 guests, 31 represented countries, 60 newspapers and 120 planned meetings.


The “Internazionale” festival of Ferrara continues to be a great way for trying to know the world and to understand it better. Several topics will be discussed during those three days with experts and journalists from all aver the world: from the rise of populist movements to the new jihadists, from homophobia to bullying, not leaving out lighter topics.

On Sunday 2nd, at 2 PM in the Teatro Nuovo, LabGov will be in Ferrara with its two co-founders, Sheila Foster and Christian Iaione, to talk about Cities and Commons, urban innovation and collaboration with two other guests: Massimo Lepore (TAMassociati) and Joachim Meerkerk (Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam).

The full program of the event is available here:

LUISS Edu_LabGov: Let’s Re-start!

LUISS Edu_LabGov: Let’s Re-start!

The fifth edition of LUISS LabGov Educational Lab (workshops, co-design sessions and fieldwork) will re-start on September 30th, 2016! The meeting will be held in Viale Romania, 32 – 00198 Rome at 4.00 PM. 


EDU_LabGov 2016-2017 will explore the principles, techniques, instruments and practices of the roman commons’ management. Rome, in particular its periferic areas, is going to be the focus of this experience, which will begin from LUISS community garden, intended as a gym for collaboration, cooperation and auto-organization. Students will learn to build and develop concrete projects of social innovation, sharing economy and collaborative urban development for the city of Rome, in particular in the urban experimentation fields of the CO-Roma project (

More info about the Laboratory here:

The calendar of activities is available here:

La quinta edizione di LUISS LabGov (workshops, sessioni di co-design e fieldwork) ripartirà il 30 settembre 2016 alle ore 16.00 in Viale Romania, 32 – Roma!

Il nuovo LABoratorio per la GOVernance dei beni comuni riprenderà le sue attività concentrandosi sulla Città Eterna, Roma, e in particolare nei cantieri di sperimentazione urbana del progetto CO-Roma ( Anche in questo caso, le 5 anime dellagovernance collaborativa (social innovation, istituzioni, Università , imprese e società civile) collaboreranno per RIcostruire Roma, rendendola più vivibile e sostenibile.

Informazioni dettagliate sulla struttura del Laboratorio a questo link:

Il calendario delle attività è disponibile qui:

Il Collaboratorio Reggio sta per partire!

Il Collaboratorio Reggio sta per partire!

Collaboratorio Reggio è un cammino di progettazione partecipativa, promosso dal Comune di Reggio Emilia e dall’Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia con il supporto tecnico di LabGov e Kilowatt, attraverso il quale si intende generare scambio e confronto di idee per progettare insieme gli ambiti e le attività del futuro Laboratorio Aperto.schermata-2016-09-11-alle-10-20-06

Cosa sarà il Laboratorio Aperto?

  • un luogo dove si genererà impresa e lavoro a partire dall’innovazione nei servizi alla persona e dalla collaborazione fra mondi e approcci differenti.
  • un’occasione di incontro tra diversi soggetti e diverse competenze per scambiare conoscenza.
  • un’impresa pubblico-privata che, nella fase di start-up, verrà finanziata da Unione Europea, Regione Emilia-Romagna e Comune di Reggio Emilia con l’obiettivo della sostenibilità economica nel tempo.

Al cuore della missione del Laboratorio Aperto ci saranno i servizi alla persona, e le persone saranno al centro del progetto. Il Laboratorio svilupperà sharing economy e pooling economy: la prima per generare nuove tipologie di servizi alle imprese o al consumatore, nuove forme di lavoro e impresa basate sulla condivisione, e la seconda per sperimentare nuove forme di servizi alla persona, economia sociale e solidale, produzione e manifattura digitale (artigianale, creativa, cognitiva, culturale), cura e rigenerazione urbana basate sulla collaborazione.

Nell’ambito del progetto è stata lanciata una Open Call, il cui testo completo si trova a questo link. La call è indirizzata ad una serie di attori (comunità locali, imprese locali, istituzioni cognitive, società civile organizzata e istituzioni pubbliche), e resterà aperta fino al 25 ottobre 2016. La comunità che risponderà alla call e che parteciperà a questa prima fase di “manifestazione di interesse”, avvierà un primo momento di progettazione collaborativa ad ottobre. Primo oggetto del Laboratorio Aperto saranno i Chiostri di San Pietro, uno degli edifici storici più apprezzati di Reggio Emilia.

Il primo appuntamento del Laboratorio è fissato per martedì 13 settembre: alle 18.00 presso i Chiostri di San Pietro sarà presentato il percorso di progettazione partecipativa. All’incontro interverranno il sindaco Luca Vecchi, l’assessore alla Partecipazione Valeria Montanari, il direttore dell’area Competitività ed innovazione sociale Massimo Magnani, e vari esperti tra cui: Christian Iaione, co-direttore di LabGov, Renato Galliano, direttore dell’Area centrale politiche del lavoro, sviluppo economico e università del Comune di Milano, Fabrizio Montanari, docente presso l’Università degli studi di Modena e Reggio, e Fabio Sgaragli, Open & Social innovation manager della Fondazione Brodolini di Roma.


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