LabGov keeps going on digitally! On March 13th from 4 to 6pm, the third workshop of the Urban Clinic will take place in a surprising way. Indeed, all the students will meet in the virtual classroom 203. The Urban Clinic will host Azzurra Spirito, community-led project designer. She will introduce the concepts of service design, design process and storytelling for a process of Open and Collaborative innovation to the LabGovers, with the scope of improving their projects.
On Saturday 14th, we will move forward with the project, supported by Azzurra Spirito expert in project design, Elena de Nictolis Luiss Research Fellow and Alessandro Piperno, PhD student Management Luiss. The co-working will take place in the virtual classroom 305a from 10am to 5pm. Students will first work together to define the personas and the customer decision journey of their project while in the afternoon they will work in groups to create the investor pitch of their project idea.
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On Sunday May 26th, the Heritour, an event dedicated
to the rediscovery of the beauty of the co-district including -Alessandrino,
Centocelle, Torre Spaccata neighborhoods- took place.
Organized by CooperACTiva in collaboration with Luiss
LabGov, the first event which was initally envisioned to be a bike tour, shifted
into a walking tour due to bad weather conditions. At 10am, the group, equipped
with torches and helmets, was guided by several speleologists from Roma
Sotterranea through the tunnel and its caves which was made accessible thanks
to the cleaning operations carried out by volunteers, on the day preceeding the
At lunch time, in the “In Venadi Vino” wine
bar, the participants enjoyed a pleasant convivial moment, rediscovering the
flavors of the typical local cuisine. In the early afternoon, they could take
part in a treasure hunt, aimed at supporting the fundraising in favor of the
reconstruction of the Cafeteria Library “La Pecora Elettrica”, victim
last April 25th of an incendiary act, was set up by Centocellule.
The activities then continued at Fusolab 2.0 with a
social aperitif, in collaboration with Legambiente. During the aperitif, and thanks
to the presence of “La Scienza Coatta”, Andrea Satta and Paolo Pesce
Nanna, the participants took joy in attending art and music performances. Besides, a charity auction, organized in
collaboration with Africa Sottosopra was put up.
The participants were eventually invited to participate
in the “Quartiere in Movimento” (Moving District) contest, which was
created with the aim of unfolding the patrimonial area of Centocelle,
Alessandrino and Torre Spaccata. It is thought as a means to generate a
narrative that brings out the richness of the tangible and intangible heritage,
and highlights the shared values, beliefs, knowledge and traditions.
On Sunday 26th of May, at 9:30 am will take place the second appointment of the #heri_tour #collab_bici guided by LabGov as part of the H2020 Open Heritage Project and organized by the main actor of the Rome Collaboratory namely, CooperACTiva, first community cooperative born in a complex urban area (Alessandrino, Centocelle and Torre Spaccata districts).
The initiative, in collaboration with Legambiente and the 100Cicli association, includes an bike itinerary to discover the heritage area of Centocelle, in the Rome South-Eastern District, and is part of the third edition of the Sustainable Development Festival promoted by ASviS, the major Italian exhibition for the intergenerational promotion of economic, social and environmental sustainability. It is inspired by the UN 2030 Agenda, and aims to spark cultural and political change that allow the full realization of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The first part of the event will consist in a bike circuit, starting at 9.30 at the Centocelle park car park, led by speleologists from Roma Sotterranea who will show the hidden corners of the heritage area of Centocelle (Park, Osteria and Tunnel). It will be followed by a guided tour of Villa Gordiani, in the presence of Legambiente volunteers. The event will then continue with a lunch at “In Venadivino” wine bar, for a discovery of the tastes and culinary speciality of Roman cuisine. Also, those who are interested will have the possibility to participate at the “Centocellule” initiative, a treasure hunt in the neighborhood, organized by the 100Cicli association, which will start from the Don Cadmo Biavati Park.
In the afternoon, the activities will move to the Alessandrino district, where from 17:00 at Fusolab 2.0 will take place the presentation of a book as well as an auction fair organized by the Africa Sottosopra association.
We remind you that during the whole day you can make donations to “La Pecora Elettrica” Coffee Library victim, on the 25th of April, of an incendiary act, and that the amount collected will be doubled by Fusolab 2.0.
All the tour participants can also take part in the contest “Il Quartiere in Movimento” launched by CooperACTiva in the Alessandrino, Centocelle and Torre Spaccata districts, in collaboration with the National Geographic photographer Cristina Cosmano. Fantastic prizes are rewarded !
So what are you waiting for? On May 26, come and enjoy a sustainable sunday with #collab_bici!
Saturday, April 27th 2019, the third community gardening session of the Urban Clinic EDU LabGov has taken place in Luiss community garden #OrtoLuiss. This last appointment was dedicated to completing the construction of the material prototypes designed during this A.A. of the Urban Clinic by the students.
This appointment was dedicated to completing the construction of their material prototype that is an entry point in cities, and it is also equipped with technological elements. This entry point will link to the immaterial protoype, that want to raise awareness on issues such as sustainable agriculture, nutrition, diet, sport, tech justice and many more.
Labgovers split into groups to perfect their prototype and demonstrated great organizational and collaborative skills. But they still have some things to do and for this reason we will meet again on Saturday 4th May in Luiss!
On May 4th will take place the civic collaboration day.
This year, as the co-planning sessions for the Local Action Plan of the Rome Collaboratory, (Open Heritage Horizon 2020 project) just ended , CooperACTiva will propose an event to valorize cultural heritage and promote civic collaboration whilst involving local actors. CooperACTiva, first community cooperative born within a complex area in Roma along with LUISS/ LabGov support, will indeed organize the “Heritage Walk”, a bike tour through Alessandrino, Centocelle and Torrespaccata neighborhoods. The participants of the #collab_bici will have the opportunity to discover beautiful places, left aside by mainstream touristic tours.
The first part will indeed be dedicated to the visit of the Centocelle archeological Park through which the participants will have the chance explore many little-known places including the Villa della Piscina, Villa ad Duas Lauros and the Runway airport. The tour will then continue and the participants will ride alongside the Tunnel and Osteria located in Centocelle.
This event, aiming to promote cultural heritage through sustainability, will also be part of a series of sustainable initiatives set up during the “Sustainability Festival”, a macro-event organized by the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (ASVIS) to raise awareness of environmental sustainability. In this context, CooperACTiva is planning another bike tour on May 26.