Networked Urbanism

design thinking initiatives for a better urban life

Design critics: Belinda Tato and Jose Luis Vallejo, principals of Ecosistema Urbano

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What is this?

Punto d’inconto is a research case study that through an experiment want to test the participatory process in a suburban area.

AIM

Create a social network for the reappropriation of public space through a participatory process.

PROCESS

Theory. Method. Data collection. Data Processing. Data testing. Hypothesis. Experiment. Outcome.

THEORY

WHY?: To involve local stakeholders affected by a common problem and make them participate in decision making process

WHO?

• a politician who guarantees the administrative process
• a strong and assertive technician who coordinates the process
• local and external stakeholders

HOW?

• integrating different points of view
• endorsing different positions
• involving actors who don’t usually meet

WHEN?

• when there are strong conflicts (actual or potential)
• when we need skills and expert  knowledge

METHOD

STRATEGY

• identify a conflict
• define the actors
• involve stakeholders

5 OPERATIVE STEPS:

1. social analysis
2. place knowledge
3. gain the confidence
4. planning a process: interactive space, meetings, collaborations
5. start interaction: PUNTO d’incontro EVENT

DATA COLLECTION

DATA PROCESSING

Every place can be different for everyone, it’s the culture and meaning behind it that matters and makes it special and unique for every one.  It is not only the place, it is also the experience.

As an architect I have to design the space in relation with local dynamics and necessity, trying to involve in to the process who will use this space.

DATA TESTING

TEST

HYPOTHESIS

Two main problems / opportunities:

A  too many diffuse initiatives, few connections
B  abandoned or partially used spaces

Two possible solution:

 A  create a network: don’t dissipate energy
let people participate into an inclusive local society

EXPERIMENT

Santa Maria la Palma, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy. June 15th, 2013.

PROJECT

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THE EVENT

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PUNTO d’incontro – Official video

 

OUTCOME

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In 5 days:

The official video in italian version has 100 visit per day.
The Facebook page reached more than 100 subscriptions.

Today I meet a city councilman of a town near Sassari and on monday I will be in another municipality, in order to present the project and propose them a new one.

PUNTO d’incontro just started…

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PDF version in Scribd

 


I’m very proud to present you the official trailer of the PUNTO d’incontro event:

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Something happened in Santa Maria la Palma last Saturday…

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PUNTO D’IN.CONTRO (meeting point)

A social network for the reappropriation of public spaces

We are ready! Tomorrow will be the big event!! from 10 a.m. till night.

The local media  are talking about us:

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I give you some pictures

The school

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Basket court

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Main Access

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Recycling Lab

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Street furniture

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An art point at the ex high school of Santa Maria la Palma (Alghero, Sardinia)

Saturday June 15th 2013

A whole day of art for the re-appropriation of social space made active and ​ available by the local association: Impegno Rurale.
The local people of all ages, supported by artists and experts from all over Sardinia, work together for the redevelopment of the ex high school of Santa Maria la Palma (Alghero, Sardinia).

Graffiti and murals, art installations and wool fabric, street furniture made ​​of recycled material, arts and traditions, children’s workshop, hip hop session and live music. lots of fun, action and cooperation.

FLYER:

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Facebook event page:

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A school view during an sport event (2013.05.19):

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AIM

Create a social network to let people participate into an inclusive community

WHY?

To involve local stakeholders affected by a common problem

and make them participate in decision making process

WHO?

• a politician who guarantees the administrative process

• a strong and assertive technician who coordinates the process

• local and external stakeholders

HOW?

• integrating different points of view

• endorsing different positions

• involving actors who don’t usually meet

WHEN?

• when there are strong conflicts (actual or potential)

• when we need skills and expert  knowledge

STRATEGY

• identify a conflict

• define the actors

• involve stakeholders

 

5 OPERATIVE STEPS:

1. social analysis

2. place knowledge

3. gain the confidence

4. planning a process

5. start interaction: interactive space, meetings, collaborations

Resume map

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VIDEO:

[re SMLP_A model to build participatory and inclusive societies]

NEXT STEP

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ACTIVITY

• eco design products as street furniture

• artistic installations

• writers contest

• children artistic lab

• green lab

SOCIAL NET: we are preparing for the event!

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ÈvVIVA la Nurra?   Is NurrAlive?

Please click on the image below to see the Social Analysis Video:

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Starting from a social analysis of the region of Nurra, I decided to focus my studies on the hamlet of Santa Maria la Palma. It is the most populated place and I found a very interesting starting point to create a process of community collaboration.

I selected some existing initiative and proposed some ideas only after I spended many days there to try to know the place and the social dinamics.

The biggest downside that I found was the necessity of a public space to increase the social organized and spontaneous activities.

The goal will be to give them a new space, with functionality and quality. It will be possible only with their collaboration to give them the responsability and the management of it.

Please click on the image below to see the presentation:

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(it is recommended to set the full screen and the timing to 4 seconds)

 

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Marras, Claudio

a young dreamer architect. Passion, Curiosity and Perseverance: I want to travel, I want to see, I want to know. CMA



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Jun 11, 2013 - 6:53am by clattro

Visiting ex Q,ex police station occupied by sardinian artist in Sassari.Many ideas, only one way.. #networkedurbanism http://t.co/CtzcpLcUzc
Jun 08, 2013 - 1:58pm by clattro

S pu fare!Interesting fair in Sassari,Monte Rosello. Looking for partners at 1week to the event! #networkedurbanism http://t.co/8GCGcBlE8f
Jun 08, 2013 - 11:38am by clattro

Testing the Nurra's bike paths with @arch_ms Feeling the nature! FollowUs! #networkedurbanism http://t.co/oxNjwsz1Dt
Jun 06, 2013 - 5:30am by clattro