January 26th 2017, 10.00am—4.00pm, Auditorium Enzo Biagi Salaborsa (Piazza del Nettuno, 3 - Bologna) International conference "Imagination Lab in piazza Maggiore".

How a dedicated lab for citizens and civic cooperation can be effectively designed? Which kind of technologies are needed? How entrepreneurs, young people, vulnerable categories can be properly engaged?

Bologna will be equipped by one the biggest collaborative space in Europe. Located in Piazza Maggiore, it will operate in the spaces of Salaborsa, Urban Center Bologna, Palazzo d’Accursio and occupying part of the underground passages linked with Modernissimo Cinema.

The main aim is to create a place for developing new collaborative models, increasing the interaction between citizens, visitors flows
and the historic city centre, giving new drivers to Bologna creative and cultural spaces.
A place to enable the access to data and technologies, where training young people towards new competences, flexible enough to be easly adaptated to different contexts and needs, being an available resource for all the schools in Bologna, for citizens and local entrepreneurs.

The first challenge of the Lab will lie in experimenting actions to match advanced technologies and cultural heritage, through the participation of experts who will share their know-how about cultural attractiveness, financial sustainability, key performance indicators, urban regenerations, and their experiences on national and international successful cases to stimulate replication opportunities in Bologna.

This first event is included in a co-design process called Anteprima LABS, running until the end of February involving citizens, communities of practices, students under the guidance of the Department of Architecture of the University of Bologna, Urban Center and Municipality of Bologna. Anteprima LABS is included in POR FESR 2014-2020 program, Axis 6: Attractive and collaborative cities that involve the 10 main cities of Emilia-Romagna Region.

The program:

  • 10.00AM—10.30AM
    Institutional introduction
    Bruna Gambarelli - Assessor of Culture and new cultural initiatives in suburban areas. Bologna municipality
    Matteo Lepore - Assessor of Economy and city promotion, civic immagination, sport and heritage. Bologna municipality
    Mirko Degli Esposti - Deputy Rector of the University of Bologna
    Silvano Bertini - Regional manager of services, structure and policy forveconomic development, industrial research and technological innovation of Emilia-Romagna Region
    Osvaldo Panaro - Department of economy and city promotion, tourism and territorial marketing sector. Bologna municipality

  • 10.30AM—12.15PM
    Coordination by Michele d’Alena - Urban Center Bologna
    Damiano Aliprandi - Fondazione Fitzcarraldo IT
    Patrizia Asproni - ConfCultura IT
    Raymond Lorenzo - Project for Public Spaces USA
    Marco Muscogiuri - Politecnico di Milano – Alterstudio Partners IT
    Jesus Iglesias Saugar - ECO4Clim ES
    Artur Serra - ENoLL European Network of Living Labs – i2CAT ES
    Fabio Sgaragli - Fondazione Brodolini IT

  • 12.15PM—1.30PM
    Roud Table
    Rethinking collaborative spaces: models, success factors, key performance indicators
    Facilitation by Giovanni Leoni - Dipartimento di Architettura Università di Bologna; Walter Vitali - Urban@it
    Graphic telling by Scribing.it
  • 1.30PM—4.00PM
    Sketchmob with students, creative, designers, architects to sketch the new spaces of the Imagination Lab
    Sketchmob by Alterstudio Partners e Arkipelag Milano

> Download the program (.pdf - 1,7MB)
> Registration
> Italian version

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