design thinking initiatives for a better urban life
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.
Create a social network for the reappropriation of public space through a participatory process.
Theory. Method. Data collection. Data Processing. Data testing. Hypothesis. Experiment. Outcome.
WHY?: To involve local stakeholders affected by a common problem and make them participate in decision making process
• a politician who guarantees the administrative process
• a strong and assertive technician who coordinates the process
• local and external stakeholders
• integrating different points of view
• endorsing different positions
• involving actors who don’t usually meet
• when there are strong conflicts (actual or potential)
• when we need skills and expert knowledge
• identify a conflict
• define the actors
• involve stakeholders
5 OPERATIVE STEPS:
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.
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
B let people participate into an inclusive local society
Santa Maria la Palma, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy. June 15th, 2013.
PUNTO d’incontro – Official video
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…