In Italy culture is worth, and creativity even more

On 25 June 2015 has been presented in Macerata, Italy the 2015 Report “Io sono cultura – l’Italia della qualità e della bellezza sfida la crisi” [I am culture – Italy of quality and beuty defies the economic crisis] drafted by the Fondazione Symbola. According to the Report the creative and cultural industries (CCI) in […]

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1700 opportunities

How many times did happen to you to be in a little station of a little town, with almost nobody around, in the Italian countryside in the middle of nowhere? It seems quite an unlikely scenario, in some fancy movie where the protagonists have just five euros, a backpack and one cigarette left, trying to […]

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Fondazione CON IL SUD: call for the regeneration of 14 commons in the South of Italy

Fondazione CON IL SUD, an Italian Foundation operating in the south of Italy, has just launched a call for proposals entitled “Bando storico-artistico – il bene torna comune”. With this initiative the Foundation wants to regenerate 14 assets  according to projects made by the local communities, enterprises and institutions. CON IL SUD granted 4 million euros in […]

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Italian Sustainable Development Foundation comment to Pope Francis’ Encyclical on “Care for our Common Home”

Few weeks ago, Pope Francis published an encyclical, a historic document through which Saint Peter’s successors communicate something important to his religious community. With this last encyclical “Laudato Si’”, Pope Francis explicitly refers his words to the whole mankind. Maybe because he is realizing that we are slowly but seriously destroying our planet Hearth. Actually […]

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CON IL SUD Foundation: call for the requalification of 14 common goods; third time is the charm.

  An Italian Foundation (CON IL SUD) wants to revalue some buildings (14 to be exact) according to projects made by the local communities, enterprises and institutions. CON IL SUD granted 4 million euros in order to enact such propositions aimed to allow the community to enjoy such common goods in a sustainable way. This […]

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BATTIPAGLIA COLLABORA LABoratory of GOVernance for the co-design and the collaborative urban planning in Battipaglia

On June 21st and 22nd 2015 the City of Battipaglia in collaboration with Alvisi-Kirimoto and LUISS LabGov – LABoratory for the GOVernance of commons organize the first global collaboration day to create an “organized legality” coalition against the organized crime. The event, called “Battipaglia Collabora” (“Battipaglia commons”), put together citizens and virtuous economic and social groups, for the […]

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Make City – a festival of architecture and urban alternatives

Berlin 11th-28th June 2015. The German capital is the venue of the first “Make City Festival – Re-sourcing the Urban”. The goal is trying to imagine the urban landscape of the future, and moreover, how to discover and optimize our resources. The Festival brings together over 100 founding partners, among them: architects, designers, developers, civic […]

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Promoting debates to build new perspectives: The philosophy of New pact for Europe

Next Wednesday the 17th of June it will be held in Brussels (Rue Ravenstein, 23) the meeting Is there a need for a ‘new pact for Europe’?. The event, partnered by King Baudouin Foundation, Allianz Kulturstiftung, European Cultural Foundation, Open Society Foundations, European Policy Centre, among the others, will host several debates held by great participants […]

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The Italian collaborative cities at the European Parliament for the event “Radical Democracy – a Media Showcase”

If it is true that a revolutionary co-cities’ movement is growing up day by day in Italy, it is even more than true that at European level the discussion is going ahead at the same serious level. And, who is familiar with the EU institution’s offices, is admiring to and staring at what is happening […]

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