The collaborative path of #CollaboratorioRE enters its prototyping phase

On Monday the 12th and Tuesday the 13th of December the numerous urban actors involved in the collaboration path of #CollaboratorioRE will gather again and will begin to prototype the actions and practices that will lead to the creation of the Open Laboratory, an innovative model able to produce social, economic cultural and public value.

In September 2016 the city of Reggio Emilia has launched #CollaboratorioRe, a collaborative path aimed at co-designing the activities and the structure of the future Open Laboratory (Laboratorio Aperto), which will be both a physic space (located in the Saint Peter Cloister) and a new economic institution.

#CollaboratorioRe aims at creating the first incubator of sharing and pooling economy of Reggio Emilia, a new urban actor that will revolutionize the way we think about the city and will emphasize the role that civic collaboration should play in the care and management of the urban commons. The process is promoted by the Municipality of Reggio Emilia together with the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, and enjoys the scientific, technical and methodological support of LabGov and Kilowatt.

In the past few months #CollaboratorioRe has gone through its first stages, which consisted in a public call, directed to the active citizenship and to all those actors interested in participating in the process, followed by a series of thematic workshop aimed at presenting the project and at finding the values, the themes and the approaches that would pose the basis for the subsequent co-design phase. During this second phase, which took place on the 8th and 9th on November, all the actors that reacted to the call and manifested their interest were invited to come together to co-design the next steps according to the ideas and the needs expressed by the community. The participants, organized around four tables, discussed about how to create a cultural and creative enterprise, how to generate a community cooperative, how to build an observatory to study the social, economical, cultural and environmental effects of the project and finally on how to expand the “Reggio Approach” to create a new form of urban pedagogy.

The prototyping phase which begins next week will be a moment of experimentation that builds on the precious lessons learnt during the co-design process and that will in turn pose the basis for the following phase, in which the guidelines for the Open Laboratory will be drawn and its vocation will be defined.

More informations on the #CollaboratorioRe process are available on the official website, where it is also possible to find the calendar of the next activities.


Al via la fase di prototipazione di #CollaboratorioRe. Lunedì 12 e Martedì 13 Dicembre gli attori urbani coinvolti nel camminodi progettazione collaborativa che porterà alla creazione del Laboratorio Aperto di Reggio Emilia si ritrovano per prototipare insieme azioni e pratiche future. Il laboratorio aperto, che nascerà presso i Chiostri di San Pietro, sarà non solo un luogo fisico concreto ma anche un’istituzione economica di nuova generazione.

Maggiori informazioni sul percorso del Collaboratorio sono disponibili qui e sulla pagina CO-Reggio Emilia, dove è anche possibile trovare il calendario degli incontri.