Martedì 4 giugno si è tenuto l’evento di presentazione dell’idea progettuale prototipata dagli studenti della Clinica Urbana EDU@LabGov A.A 2018/2019 (i LabGovers) presso l’Università Luiss Guido Carli.
L’evento, che ha preso luogo all’interno del Festival Sviluppo Sostenibile promosso da ASviS – Alleanza Italiana per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile, si è tenuto nell’aula Toti del campus Luiss di viale Romania gremita di studenti, docenti e personale Luiss. I LabGovers e il team di LabGov hanno presentato l’idea progettuale sviluppata in questi mesi di Clinica Urbana: l’orto digitale e la piattaforma GrInn.City – GRowing sustainable INNovation.
Scopo dell’idea progettuale è avvicinare sempre più agricoltura e città, riconnettendo il contesto urbano a discorsi propri della tradizione mediterranea e italiana, quali modelli di agricoltura e alimentazione sani e consapevoli. Inoltre l’idea progettuale mira a scoprire come si vive e consuma nelle città e nei quartieri, a partire dalle aree urbane più complesse, per creare un big data sui temi in oggetto al progetto (alimentazione, stile di vita, benessere circolare, consapevolezza).
L’orto digitale coniuga temi come sostenibilità, innovazione, agricoltura urbana, orti urbani in una struttura mobile pensata per le università, le aziende e i centri urbani.
Ogni struttura è dotata di un pannello solare che garantisce energia sostenibile, di prese di corrente e di connessione Wifi. L’idea dell’orto digitale intende avvicinare le persone a temi estremamente attuali e, per questo motivo, ogni struttura è dotata di un QR code che rimanda alla piattaforma digitale GrInn.City al cui interno sono presenti diverse sezioni dedicate all’alimentazione, allo sport, alla stagionalità, a favole sul mondo dell’alimentazione e della natura. Vi sono anche sezioni dedicate ai più curiosi come “lo sapevi che?” o quiz per capire quanto si è “grinn”.
Ad assistere alla presentazione due ospiti di rilievo: il Direttore Generale della Luiss, Giovanni Lo Storto e il Presidente di Confagricoltura, Massimiliano Giansanti, i quali con entusiasmo hanno dato feedback al lavoro svolto dai LabGovers.
Dopo il saluto da parte del prof. Christian Iaione, direttore scientifico di LabGov, il team di LabGov, guidato dalla dott.ssa Elena De Nictolis, Phd Luiss e direttrice scientifica della Clinica Urbana ha presentato la metodologia codificata da LabGov per rispondere a sfide come quelle lanciate da Luiss e Confagricoltura e per incubare progetti ed imprese sociali.
Il primo a prendere la parola è stato il Direttore Generale che ha affermato come il “Il punto centrale da cui partire è la consapevolezza della propria identità, che è legata soprattutto al territorio di cui si è impressione. Bisogna conoscere e riconoscersi in un territorio. Da qui l’urgenza di un orto alla Luiss e di avere nell’orto i bimbi delle scuole del territorio, gli anziani del quartiere e i ragazzi del progetto Autistici & Giardinieri”. Il DG, dopo aver commentato positivamente l’idea progettuale dei Labgovers e la nascita di questa sinergia tra Luiss, LabGov e Confagricoltura ha sottolineato l’importanza di una formazione che sia “large-life” oltre che “long-life” e ha parlato della sostenibilità come “mezzo necessario per poter custodire la bellezza a lungo nel tempo”.
Dopo l’intervento del DG Luiss ha preso la parola il Presidente Giansanti che ha ricordato come “Dentro un orto si fa un’attività comune, per cui tutti insieme lavoriamo la terra, tutti insieme disegniamo, tutti insieme irrighiamo, tutti insieme creiamo tutte quelle condizioni per arrivare al successo e al frutto.” e che, guardando al futuro, ha lanciato 4 parole d’ordine: “1. Responsabilità, ambientale, sociale e d’impresa; 2. Consapevolezza, che racchiude anche coraggio; 3. Avanguardia, stare sempre e comunque con la testa al futuro; 4. Successo, che è somma delle prime tre”.
Al termine degli interventi, Alessandro Piperno, Phd Luiss Guido Carli del dipartimento di Impresa e Management, ha presentato il modello di business dell’idea progettuale che prevede una governance cooperativa della piattaforma e del big data su alimentazione e stile di vita nella città.
Benedetta Gillio presidente della Start-Up LabGov.city ha lanciato le prossime sfide per la Clinica Urbana EDU@LabGov 2020. Continueremo a lavorare sui temi dell’innovazione, della sostenibilità focalizzandosi sempre su agricoltura urbana e continuando, seguendo il modello che LabGov.City sta prototipando a Capri, a lavorare sulla mobilità sostenibile.
L’evento si è concluso con il saluto finale del Direttore Generale, Giovanni Lo Storto che, citando il libro “Guida galattica per autostoppisti” ha lanciato la sfida del Frugo, un “tipo straordinariamente in gamba che fa cose fuori dal comune “, che, riconnettendosi al libro “Frugal Innovation” fa di più con meno, innova avendo attenzione della sostenibilità. I Labgovers saranno quindi ambasciatori di cambiamento tra gli studenti dell’Ateneo!
Ora guardiamo al futuro e ci prepariamo alle prossime sfide che dovremo affrontare!
Tuesday, June 4th 2019 the final event of the Urban Clinic EDU@LabGov took place in Luiss University. The event was organized in the framework of the Sustainable Development Festival in order to present the design concept elaborated by the students of the Urban Clinic EDU@LabGov A.A 2018/2019 (the LabGovers).
The event was placed within the Sustainable Development Festival promoted by ASviS – Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development.
In a classroom full of students, professors and staff Luiss, the LabGov team presented the design concept developed in recent months: the digital urban garden and the platform GrInn.City – GRowing sustainable INNovation.
The digital garden combines issues such as sustainability, innovation, urban agriculture, urban gardens in a mobile structure designed for universities, businesses and urban centers. Each structure is equipped with a solar panel providing sustainable energy, power sockets and Wifi connection. The idea of the digital garden designed in this way aims at bringing people closer to extremely topical issues and, for this reason, each structure will be equipped with a QR code that will refer to the digital platform where there are several sections dedicated to feed, sports, food, fairy tales on food. There are also sections dedicated to the most curious such as “Did you know what?” or quizzes to understand how green you are.
The presentation was attended by two important guests: the Luiss General Manager, Giovanni Lo Storto and the President of Confagricoltura, Massimiliano Giansanti, who enthusiastically gave feedback to the work done by LabGovers.
The first to take the floor was the General Director who addressed several issues: he spoke about the small daily gestures to be made to respect the territory. Finally, he concluded by stressing the theme of sustainability: “Let’s remember that the term ” sustainable” English-speaking comes from the word “sustain”, which in English means the central key of the piano that serves to maintain a sweet sound in the long run. We should reflect on the fact that sustainability is not a term that implies sacrifice but a necessary means to be able to preserve beauty for a long time”.
President Giansanti then took the floor, recalling that “Inside a garden we make a common activity, so that all together we work the ground, all together we draw, all together we irrigate, all together we create all those conditions to achieve success and fruit” and, looking to the future, he launched 4 watchwords: “responsibility, environmental, social and business; awareness, which also contains courage; avant-garde, to be always and in any case with the head to the future, success, which is the sum of the first three”.
After the feedback session, Alessandro Piperno, Phd of Luiss Guido Carli in Enterprise and Management, presented the business model of the project idea that provides a cooperative governance of the platform and then Benedetta Gillio, president of the Start-Up LabGov.City, launched the next challenges for the Urban Clinic EDU@LabGov 2020. We will continue to work on issues such as innovation, sustainability by keeping on focusing on urban agricolture and sustainable mobility.
The event ends with the final greeting of the General Director, Giovanni Lo Storto, who has launched the challenge of the Frugo, a sustainabile change ambassador.
Saturday, March 23 2019, the second community gardening session of the Urban Clinic EDU LabGov has taken place in Luiss community garden #ortoLuiss. This appointment, as the first one, was dedicated to the “self-construction” Lab. Labgovers used this appointment in Luiss University to keep on developing and building their prototypes. This is how they are declining Sustainable innovation in the urban context.
Labgovers have improved and developed their initial ideas. They are designing and creating three prototypes of the next generation of digital urban and commons gardens. Through the structure that they are building they will put big data in the hands of the urban farmers and the urban gardeners.
Their work has been facilitated by two experts: arch. Silvia Berardinelli and Marco Falasca, architecture student part of two groups developing innovative structures in the cities. They gave the students the basis and their know-how to build these three prototypes and to make them stable and safe.
Labgovers have almost finished to build those three prototypes: one is for studying, the other is dedicated to chill and have a break and the third is made for work. They are all dedicated to the strengthening of a community, and to raise awareness about themes that are relevant for the individual and collective wellness such as sustainable agriculture, nutrition, diet, sport, tech justice, and many more.
Labgovers have still something to do: they will have to finish their work and to apply tech tools to the prototypes. At the same time they are designing and developing the digital platform that will be linked to the structures.
The Heritage Walk through the neighbourhoods in the South-East suburbs of Rome during a one day event to enjoy the city experiencing civic collaboration practices
The EDU@LabGov academic year 2017-2018 – the LUISS Educational Lab is the urban clinic for students to experiment on the field the urban commons theories and collaboration practices – is coming to an end and, for the third year, the labgovers will be committed to a one day experience of civic collaboration and cultural and environmental heritage regeneration of urban commons in the South-East of the city of Rome.
On Saturday, 5th May 2018,the Third Civic Collaboration Day and the RomaSudfEst will represent a unique opportunity to meet, discuss and spread a message of environmental, economic and social sustainability.
A programme full of activities – open to participants of all ages – will engage a variety of local actors and urban stakeholders in living different places and public spaces of the entire district, experiencing new practices of civic collaboration, and pushing forward the local public debate.
The Civic Collaboration Day will start at 9 a.m. in the Degli Acquedotti Park (Don Bosco neighbourhood) and from there will cross through the neighbourhoods of Torre Spaccata, Tor Sapienza, Centocelle and Alessandrino; in each of them are scheduled different activities and events organized by associations and active citizens in collaboration with public and knowledge institutions, as Municipio V, Rome Municipality, ENEA and LUISS University.
The initiative is one of the outputs of the work carried on by EDU@LabGov in different urban experimentation sites in the framework of Co-Roma, a project aimed at building an integrated model of urban smart district based on the development of new co-economies: economies with a circular, social, supportive and collaborative nature and on an active and cohesive citizenship.
Amongst the many activities scheduled during the day:
>> At 10.30 a.m., in the green area next to the Rugantino Library (Torre Spaccata), the labgovers – together with the students of the Master in Landscape Architecture of La Sapienza University of Rome – will bring the University outside its doors by setting up the third satellite of the University’s community garden #ortoLUISS and leading a horticulture lab for children.
>> At 3 p.m. in the Centocelle Park – which, for the first two years, has been the centre of the Co-Roma project – will take place different activities for kids about urban mobility, together with a series of heritage walks (organized by the Comunità Parco Pubblico di Centocelle Odv), as defined by the Faro Convention framework, to discover together and showcase to all the participants the beauty of several archaeological and cultural resources of the district.
>> The Collaboration Day will close atFusoLab (Centocelle) at 19.30 with the RomaSudfEst where many people from the district and from the whole city will gather to celebrate with the music the conclusion of this important collective moment.
October 2nd we launched LabGov once again for the new academic year 2015/2016! On our first afternoon of the year, full of emotions and debates, we started with a very ambitious and challenging project. In the presence of the new LabGovers (Law, Economics, and Political Science students)several professors, staff members and illustrious experts had the chance to work together, listen to the inspiring words of one another’s previous experiences and imagine a new project for this year. We expect great ambition and willpower, as well as excellent results to share!
The meeting was attended by the Rector of the University Massimo Egidi, the famous Architect Massimo Alvisiand other partners of LabGov, including Luca D’Eusebio for Zappata Romana, Luca Parisio, Serena Baldari and Antonello Caporale. During the afternoon, the new program for the year was introduced by the name of CO-Rome, a project that involves the study of Rome as a city in which we try to build an innovative institutional future, with different and better views . The five souls of the collaborative governance (social innovation, public authorities, schools/universities, businesses, organized civil society) will work together to re-design our own city, making it more economically sustainable.
The goal of LabGov is to form new professional figures: “the practitioners of the commons.” These are people who are able to work in government, in business and in societies. They employ and enhance the resources, ideas, energy, skills and talents of these businesses and societies, which are widespread in the community and in the territories.
Autonomy, accountability, transparency and international openness are the values that make LabGov an incubator of innovative ideas built to establish a new economic and institutional paradigm.
The objects of analysis and experimentation will be as follows: collaborative urban and local governance; and economic, institutional and legal technology applied to the commons (urban, industrial, environmental, cultural, cognitive, digital, etc.). These objects promote processes of local economic development and strategic planning, based on innovation and civic collaboration between the public, private and community.
We will start with an initial mapping phase with a careful reading of the territory and its forms of collaboration. We will then have two phases of design and a follow-up.
As we have already done before, we will apply the CO-Cities approach, based on a strong partnership between institutions, the private sector and the community with significant help on the research side by the academic field.
This year, the co-design will be the fundamental instrument to create a prototype for effective governance and to identify tools based on the needs and characteristics of this city. We have to create a governance tool for the city of Rome that is suitable to the city’s peculiarities. This is our challenge: CO-Roma! In our research, we indentified different areas for testing urban cooperation, which are located on the outskirts of Rome: Garbatella neighborhood, the Appia Antica Park, a high school in Ostia and the V Municipality (Prenestino-Centocelle).
They represent four different types of urban commons to regenerate and invest in. This year, the Lab will focus on a very stimulating challenge for the City. A very stimulating journey cha in the City with many allies, partners and friends who will provide insightful advice to prototype a Commons-based collaborative governance for Rome. The Laboratory stays open to contributions, help and advice. The fourth edition of the Lab will take place in two phases. The former phase will focus on the workshops (October 2/2015, November 13/2015, February 26/2016 and April 8/2016). The latter phase will include co-working sessions (16/17 October 2015, 20/21 November 2015, 04/05 March 2016 and 15/-16 April 2016).
During the project, students will also engage in the field. They will cultivate the garden within LUISS University, a real testing ground of governance. In these 100 hours of pure innovation, together we will discover new stimulating and exciting forms of cooperation! For any information please write to our official account.
#OrtoLUISS AS A SYMBOL OF INNOVATION, COLLABORATION AND FRIENDSHIP
The main event of this year in Italy is the #Expo. Expo Milano 2015 is the Universal Exhibition that Milan, Italy, is hosting from May 1 to October 31, 2015. Over this six-month period, Milan becomes a global showcase where more than 140 participating countries show the best of their technology that offers a concrete answer to a vital need: being able to guarantee healthy, safe and sufficient food for everyone, while respecting the Planet and its equilibrium. In addition to the exhibitor nations, the Expo also involves international organizations, and expects to welcome over 20 million visitors to its 1.1 million square meters of exhibition area. On the 16th of September, LabGov was invited to the Cluster BIO – Piazzetta Mediterranea, during the Settimana della Dieta mediterranea / UNESCO in EXPO.
At this Conference, LabGov presented the importance of #OrtoLUISS in the context of sustainability and collaboration. There, the moderator gave the floor to LUISS General Director Lo Storto, who explained how important the project was to him personally and to the LUISS community as a whole. Claudia Giommarini followed Lo Storto and deepened the aim of the project #OrtoLUISS. She explained that the garden is a place for LUISS students and staff to convene, collaborate, and connect to nature. Then, the moderator introduced Professor Iaione – coordinator of LabGov. He illustrated the importance of public goods managed with the collaborative governance.
The two LabGovers started to describe their experience. Benedetta Borghini explained what LabGov is and how LabGov works, including its aim, organization, elements and projects CO-Battipaglia, CO-Bologna, CO-Mantova etc. Then, Benedetta Gillio discussed the experience in #OrtoLUISS, which she defined as a “school of civilization“ where she learned a sense of respect, the meaning of the words care and patience, and the importance of collaboration. Both speeches focused on how such experiments in collaborative governance are both significant and functional experiences. Completing the explanations, Benedetta introduced the new LUISS LabGov Educational Lab 2015-16, which will aim to provide an effective governance tool for Rome.
The Journalist and writer Gianluca Nicoletti, who is also the president of the Onlus Insettopia, stressed that #OrtoLUISS has unique implications for children with autism because it can help them connect to the world through ortoterapia. As a first mover, LUISS will be the leader of such initiatives. There was also Peppe Zullo, who is the ambassador of the #OrtoLUISS and who focused on the importance of the earth and healthy food. Finally Massimo Egidi, the Rector of University, spoke about the varieties of flowers and how much we can learn from them.
Beyond the conference itself, the two LabGovers had the opportunity to explore the greater Expo pavilions, and reported that they felt an overpowering emotion, as though they could feel the power of human potential when the world is united as one. The main street at the Expo contained a series of awe-inspiring buildings, each representing a country, one next to the other. It was an amazing sensation to see those buildings, symbols of the world’s cooperation.
Has Been this article co-authored by Benedetta Gillio, Benedetta Borghini
LabGov presents #OrtoLUISS to #EXPO!
#OrtoLUISS AS SYMBOL OF INNOVATION, COOPERATION AND FRIENDSHIP.
The most important event of this year is definitely # EXPO2015. On 16 September, LabGov has been invited to BIO Cluster – in Piazzetta Mediterranean , during the week of the Diet Mediterranean / UNESCO in EXPO . At this conference , LabGov has presented the ‘ importance of #OrtoLUISS in a context of sustainability and collaboration .
Article written by many hands from Benedetta Gillio, Benedetta Borghini