design thinking initiatives for a better urban life
Caring about the economical ‘layer’ of urban environments and territories. Addressing economy in innovative ways as a base for citizen self-organization, empowerment, revitalization and sustainability. How can we boost the local economy by enhancing the existing conditions and values?
Here we show our next step: the questionnaire.
The last days we drive across the little villages of the Nurra to meet some people because we would like to know something about their lives and their problems.
We went to Tottubella, Santa Maria la Palma, La Corte, Palmadula, Argentiera and Pozzo San Nicola. In this way we had a little view about the different situations; we prepare an anonymous questionnaire in order to find some data about people who lives there, what kind of resources and needs have the site, which are the skills of each person and to start a relationship, and we made a video interview of some young guys of Tottubella.
Waiting for the results of the questionnaires and for the relative data we are preparing some diagrammatic maps about the different little villages.
We meet people of different ages and reading the answers we decided to concentrate our attentions to a range between 15 and 30 years old.
In the same time we create a network with the people of the different villages we met by a facebook page called Progetto Nurra where we can share information and suggestion involving young people in this project. Now it’s just the first statement but we are working with them for creating a brand and update the page.
During all this research we turn our starting idea on a different direction and we start to think with the eyes of people that lives there and we realized that the last proposal was made by an external view before getting in touch with the local peolpe. Thus we started to investigate about a flexible street market that can change its location during the week and its function during the day. Whit this system we can create a market of local products.
We are still working on each these aspects, we are trying to involve even more people.
So… stay tuned!!!
Here the first video about Economy topic for our Studio about Networked Urbanism in Nurra.
Concept for this first step has been the free-exchange of goods, services and knowledges between individuals. We are still investigating if that concept is something that actually really fits on our site. Thus we started from the Economic and Resource topic trying to focus on a social aim as well, in order to revitalize the whole area by its own origin: the agriculture and its goods.
Next step will be investigating more by chatting with local people and asking them to answer some questionnaires.
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