«Architecture has to get involved, to be a fertile seed capable of growing into a new civic awareness. Spaces create communities and communities generate places.»
5+5=5 projects for joint action
Architecture becomes commitment after encountering enlightened clients. On display are 5 new designs for 5 built projects assigned to as many associations involved in the struggle against marginalization in outer city areas in Italy.
‘Acting’, the culmination of the exhibition, is embodied in a concrete call to action. ‘Acting’ presents 5 displays of the mobile devices designed for direct intervention in marginal areas of Italy. They are mobile units mounted on trailers, designed by 5 Italian firms in collaboration with 5 associations long engaged in seeking to curb social and environmental degradation: AIB (Italian Library Association) + Alterstudio Partners, Emergency + Matilde Cassani, Legambiente + ARCò, Libera + Antonio Scarponi / Conceptual Devices, UISP (Italian Union for Sport for All) + NOWA.
The associations involved in the project will create respectively: a social space for adults and children together with an information point for culture, libraries and leisure activities; a structure for monitoring the environment and raising environmental awareness; a mobile clinic and cultural mediation center; a social center, located in a building confiscated from the mafia, open for public discussions and citizens’ initiatives; a permanent center for education in coexistence and active citizenship through play and sport.
For their construction, we will draw on private sponsors and a civic crowdfunding campaign (www.periferieinazione.it)
Device zero under contruction, Still frames: “Dispositivo Zero”. Matteo de Mayda (direction), Federico Torres (director of photography)