Friday 11th November,2016, the labgovers have taken part in the third session of co-working guided by the advices of professor Paola Santoro.
The session started with the report concerning the on-the-spot- investigations made by the students the 8th and 10th of November at the archaeological park of Centocelle and its surroundings. Their impressions and considerations were different, and this was also due to the fact that some people belonging to associations active in the area appeared to be hostile to the actions of Labgov. Despite these episodes, the students agreed on the fact that there is a clear feeling of uneasiness and resignation regarding the Park and its neighbourhood.
Following this report made by the students, Paola Santoro taught them how to use the Value Proposition Canvas, a tool extremely useful in the field of facilitation of common goods. The following task for the students in fact, was targeting the needs, the fears, the wants and the substitutes connected to the park, and placing them inside the model. Despite the difficulties found in the choice of the best category to fit each concept, the results have been quite similar across the different groups. The session concluded focusing on the activities of the following day, which would have been devoted to find solutions for the many problems of the area.
Last weekend, on September 30th, LabGov held the first workshop for 2016-2017, which aim was to present this year’s team to the new labgovers, and to inspire them with its mission and objectives.
The workshop begun in an ordinary classroom, where Erasmo Mormino (an ex LabGover) explained to the class his vision of this project and the opportunities it gave him in terms of competences in the labor market, and Elena De Nictolis, LabGov’s coordinator, showed the path that LabGov’s followed since its foundation. Soon with the students we decided to move outside, in the community garden, to show that LabGov is a research-action project and that they will be involved a lot in practical activities.
The session in the community garden begun with the intervention of prof. Christian Iaione, LagGov’s co-founder, who explained to the students what the collaborative governance and the urban commons are, and showed them some of the instruments of the collaboration, for instance the Bologna Regulation.
Suddenly the class was reached by Giovanni Lo Storto, LUISS University’s General Manager, who immediately captured the attention of the participants to let them discover the benefits and privileges of being able to share a garden within the University. He inspired the students to deeply understand the meaning of collaboration in their everyday life, caring about the environment they live in, and starting from the University.
Together with the rest of the team, composed by Chiara De Angelis, Benedetta Gillio, Alessandro Antonelli, Eloisa Susanna, Federico Di Costanzo, Paola Santoro, Elisabetta De Medici and Chiara Prevete, he focused on last year’s work, for instance the CO-Roma project. They presented them the mapping and experimenting activities held in five Roman neighborhoods and the process that led them to focus on the Centocelle construction-site.
The students presented themselves too, explaining what their competences are, what they think they could do for the project and what the project can give to them. Together with them, the LabGov team will co-design the process for this year of work, focusing on the urban experimentation fields of the CO-Roma project (www.co-roma.it).
We are ready to rock this fifth edition of LabGov EDU!