|Place: Milan, (Italy)
Date: February 2015
Time: two weeks
Space: Public space.
Public actors: Politecnico di Milano.
Private actors: citizens, Emanuele Moro, Davide Rizzi
The aim of the MIAW workshop was to co-design the public space with local users and other actors. the project site was via padova: we worked in loco in order to have rapid feedbacks and day-to-day experiences. we produced a big model of via padova and we showed it in the public exhibition of the projects that politecnico set up. we then gave via padova’s users 3 coloured wires representing 3 themes (sport, culture and food) and asked them to create their thematic path by linking the several un-used and under-used spaces around via padova’s model. a tools box and an initiatives box were also provided, allowing people to place the “things” they wanted where they wanted, in order to create kind of a custom made public space.
there’s an abandoned open-air swimming pool, what do you want it to become? a swimming pool, an open-air cinema, a music space?
our purpose was to express that planners design things to make people happy, nobody wants to impose projects on people. the result we got to is a model that can be used as a starting point for planners to design the public space according to what users actually wish.
Here is the gallery
Here the streaming session of the talk (@ColLAB, #nevicata14LAB, Expo Gate, Milan):