The proposal consists of a civic laboratory aimed at collective rethinking and redesign of the urban area of Maddalena, located in the south-eastern periphery of Trieste, heavily impacted by an unsustainable urban development model. A new committee, called Maddalena Vive (Maddalena is Alive) has been recently formed and a mobilisation has started to claim for a “green compensation for the area”.
Through MadLAB, three teams of 10-12 persons each (equally composed of Maddalena inhabitants, Adesso Trieste members and international municipalist activists) will:
– Explore the area using participatory mapping tools;
– Engage in a participatory design session, elaborating three proposals for the regeneration of the neighbourhood.
Visiting participants will be selected through an open call and will be also asked to co-organise three seminars to share their best municipal practices and experiences.
Eventually, a neighbourhood event will be held to share the final results of the civic laboratory with a broader public.