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2014 - MILAN - ITALY - Self-managed public spaces

The Navigli district is an area of ​​great historical and environmental value in Milan , is a focal point of the area south of the center of Milan and is very popular with the citizens of Milan , workers from other cities, tourists and young people during the ' all day long .

Despite the quality of its urban environment , however, some areas of the district have been abandoned and there is no real interaction between the citizen and the district , the redevelopment project continues work begun with the creation of the pedestrian and traffic areas limited and aims to build, with the help of citizenship, an integrated , self-managed , the use of which is out of the ordinary and contemporary that brings people to live the canals during the day .

This approach must then complete the requalification of the territory and provide new impetus to the social mechanism of the neighborhood .
Open spaces in the dense urban fabric of the historical center , potentially precious pearls to the collective life , now appear , however, the intermediate places , abandoned, converted to parking wild. Points of fracture of a vital piece citizen .

Diego Stefani, Chiara Fiore, Danilo Sironi
Casa Merini- via Magolfa 20100 - Milan - Italy