Culturability: Sheila Foster and Christian Iaione on Urban Commons and City as a Commons

On the 15th of July, Unipolis Foundation in collaboration with Fitzcarraldo Foundation and Make a Cube association organised a second mentoring workshop for the 15 finalists (the description of finalists see below, or at: http://culturability.org/notizie/finalisti-bando-culturability/) who have been selected from the “Culturability” call – an Italian national call to support innovative projects in cultural and creative fields […]

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April 27 “La periferia come bene comune” conference: for a new culture of the city.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from 17:00 PM, the event “Per una nuova cultura della città: la periferia come bene comune”organized by Giovani per Roma Association will be held at Sala Quaroni , placed in via Ciro il Grande in Rome EUR. Professor Christian Iaione  from LabGov will partecipate to  discuss the role of urban common as […]

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1st #co-working session is online: the “collaboration seed” was planted.

Last weekend, on 16 and 17 October LabGov held the first co-working session for  2015-2016. On Friday afternoon, the new LabGovers came together to discuss and to co-design a new idea for Rome together. Students were inspired by foremost experts in the field of regeneration and care of the commons. Each expert, with his or […]

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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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Project “Beni Comuni”: when sharing heals the spirit of the community

What happens when a region is scourged by a natural disaster, like an earthquake? There is the time  grief, of course, and the time of reconstruction, involving an extremely delicate phase: the healing of the victims’ souls. That was the motivation that pushed the Ministry of the Tourism and Cultural Activities to fund an initiative, […]

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Smart City Expo World Congress: Multinational companies lit the fire of hope

On November 18-20 2014 there was the 4th edition of the “Smart City Expo World Congress” (SCEWC), and it took place in Barcelona. The topics covered during this event were: Smart Society, Technology, Governance, Energy, Mobility and Sustainable City. It was an event full of discussions, projects  and a lot of great ideas were discussed around such […]

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ArtAbout: when art and social innovation come together

In today’s society topics such as environmental and territorial issues are increasingly gaining importance. The impact that pollution has on the Planet we are living in is of central importance in many debates. Often, though, speeches are not enough to sensitize the population on such a delicate subject. In this context, a new project has […]

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Crowdfunding in Mexico, between necessity and dream.

If you think that Mexico it’s only sombreros, nachos and tequila you are wrong, maybe in a few in the cliché-list there will be also crowfunding. Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people. Supported in recent years by increasing internet access, […]

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Spread knowledge, share ideas, feed talents: be Commoners. Don’t miss the 2nd thematic conference on Knowledge Commons

The International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) – a no profit organization strongly committed to the improvement of governance and management through the creation of sustainable solutions for the effective use of commons, common-pool resources, or any other form of shared resource in developing or developed countries – following the success of the […]

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Let us save Lake Chad

On April 4-5, 2014, a conference was held in Bologna with the specific aim of facing the ecological disaster that Chad is victim of, namely the drying-up of Lake Chad and to collect funds to finance the five-year investment plan for its revitalization. The conference was the result of years of international cooperation at all […]

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