On Wednesday the 10th of May the Turning Tables initiative, promoted by the network of international Laboratories UrbanLab+, comes to Calabria for a collective laboratory aiming at stimulating a dialogue on the functioning of cities and on the wellbeing of their inhabitants. The event is organized by the Urbanism Department of the Calabria region and by the UdLab of the Diatic Department of the University of Calabria, and will represent a great occasion to engage in a dialogue within the hearth of the local administration.
The laboratory, which aims at supporting the local development processes taking place in the region, takes as a starting point the occasion offered by the signature of the River Amato Contract and activates an innovative process which will see local actors as absolute protagonists. During the laboratory the participants, guided by experts from UdLab and LabGov and by members of the Region, will engage in a mapping activity which will help locating the relevant local actors and understanding the territory with all its everyday aspects, its needs and its desires.
During the event, after the opening by Francesco Rossi (Councillor for Territorial Planning and Urbanism of the Region) and the official greetings, Paola Cannavò from UdLab and Christian Iaione from LabGov, will introduce the concept of Collaboratorio and will guide the mapping process.
Here is the program of the event:
 The UrbanLab+ network, born in the context of the Venice Biennale, includes between its members: UdLab, Università della Calabria (Italia), laba, EPFL (Switzerland) KRVIA Mumbai (India); School of Architecture, Chinese University of Hong Kong (China); Urban Lab, University College London (UK); CUBES, Wits University Johannesburg (South Africa); U- Lab, TU Berlin – (Germany); OCUC, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (Chile).
Mercoledì 10 maggio, presso la Cittadella Regionale della Calabria, si terrà un laboratorio collaborativo organizzato nel contesto dell’iniziativa Turning Tables promossa da UrbanLab+. L’evento, organizzato dall’Assessorato alla Pianificazione Territoriale e Urbanistica e l’UdLab del Dipartimento Diatic dell’Università della Calabria, mira a stimolare il dialogo ed il confronto sul funzionamento della città (e del territorio) e sul benessere dei suoi abitanti.
Il Professor Christian Iaione, co-fondatore di LabGov, sarà presente all’incontro per presentare, assieme a Paola Cannavò di UdLab, il Collaboratorio, e per coordinare le attività di mappatura a cui prenderanno parte i partecipanti al laboratorio.