Our action-research activities concern the challenges that the continuous transformations of cities and territories poses to inhabitants and administrators. It fosters the construction of methods of observation, processes of participation, and languages of dissemination about the changes of the social and built environment. It aims at the promotion of care and the regeneration of the urban commons. We research and experiment with languages, methods, individual and collective initiatives for transformation and social impact.
We design, facilitate, and implement educational and training processes for public and private collective actors, with particular reference to the dissemination of new approaches of management of contemporary social challenges, the adoption of innovative techniques and methodologies, and the use of new artistic languages of collaboration and participation.
We design, develop, and support the co/creation of innovative ideas, actions, and solutions for the regeneration and reactivation of specific spaces and/or the strategic enhancement of entire urban and territorial contexts, starting from the analysis of the needs of places and inhabitants and site-specific modes of action.
We envision and enact methods, techniques, and tactics to enable people as active agents of processes, in order to build and achieve shared objectives through exchange and interaction, community engagement tools (i.e. the involvement of the community on common civic intentions), audience development (i.e. the strategic and dynamic process of expansion and diversification of the active public on a given theme), co-design, collaboration.
We pursue the construction and maintenance of collaborative environments and mutual learning networks among heterogeneous socio-economic, public, and private actors of the territory. We believe in creation of spaces for mutual learning and enrichment between administrations, officials, city professionals, architects and urban planners, researchers of various disciplines and citizens, stimulating and feeding the strategic reflections of decision-makers on the future of their territories.