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Cecco Rivolta – Firenze

This collective house in Vita Dazzi in Firenze, on the hills up to Rifredi is a historical experience of a student squat that has been central for several Florentine urban movements’ initiatives, serving as a community hub, a laboratory and a organising spot. The house was occupied in year 2000 mostly for residential use, but since the […]

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HOHENSCHÖNHAUSEN – BERLIN

Hohenschönhausen is a district part of the borough of Lichtenberg. During the separation of the city, this borough of East Berlin was part of the German Democratic Republic (GDR). This area is notorious for having hosted the former headquarter of the Ministry of State Security (Stasi). This evidence of the GDR period is also very […]

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MILDMAY – LONDON

Mildmay is a ward of Islington,a Borough in northern London. This area, like many in the city, has witnessed many changes in the past few years, with gentrification bein the main cause of friction among residents. WHERE AND WHEN? Mildmay, Islington, London, UK. From 2018. Involvement in the Comensi  project. WHAT’S GOING ON? Mildmay has […]

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Bairro da Ajuda – Lisbon

Ajuda is a socially, economically and culturaly heterogeneous area in western Lisbon, that holds a perceivable strong bairro identity. Influences from bordering neighborhoods and recent intervention are slowly changing its features. Through collaboration with local partner 4change, Tesserae is involved in several projects that have here their research focus here, namely URBEX and COMENSI.     […]

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CASA DEL QUARTIERE SAN SALVARIO – TORINO

The San Salvario community hub is meant to be a “neighbourhood house” : a community hub  where to design, develop and run social and cultural activities, where exchange and connections between the activities, the actors and the local citizen community are promoted and facilitated. WHERE AND WHEN The San Salvario community hub grew gradually by […]

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L’asilo – Napoli

The Asilo (The shelter) is a centre for independent production and sharing of art, managed by an informal open community. The city own the building but decided to devolve its management to the artist community, offering an experience of direct democracy and opening the way for development of urban commons in Naples.   WHERE AND […]

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The Lause – Berlin

The Lause, a former glass factory located in Lausitzer Strasse 10 & 11, represents a clear example of how the risk of displacement is currently affecting both local businesses and residents of the area of Kreuzberg, and how community organising can create bottom-up alternatives. WHERE AND WHEN? Lausitzer Strasse 10-11, Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany. 2019-2021 WHAT’S […]

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Porta Capuana – Napoli

Porta Capuana neighbourhood corresponds to the Aragonese expansion of the city started in the late 15th century, at the east side of the historical centre.

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Museo Comunitario Del Valle de Xico – Mexico

A community museum is reshaping the past and present identity of a settlement in the outskirt of Mexico city, through a bottom-up participative process. WHERE AND WHEN? Valle de Chalco, Mexico City, Mexico. WHAT’S GOING ON? Valle del Chalco is a municipality in the Federal State of Mexico, at the outer limit of the Mexico City […]

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Capo – Palermo

Il Capo is one of the four boroughs of Palermo historical center: an area among the most distressed of the city but as well one with the most impressive heritage and improvement potential. In collaboration with Bond of Union we are involved in several projects that have here their base and application territory, among which […]

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Savsko Naselje – Ljubljana

Savsko naselje is one of the first large scale residential neighbourhoods constructed in Ljubljana after WW2. After some decades in which it was known for its quality of life, with the turn of the millennia its qualities have been regressing in many ways. WHERE AND WHEN? Savsko Naselje, Ljubljana, Slovenia. From 2018 it has been […]

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Tlatelolco – Mexico City

The Tlatelolco Housing Complex in Mexico City is built in 1964, designed by Mario Pani, a le Corbusier's student and collaborator.

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Museu da Maré – Rio de Janeiro

Museu da Maré is a community project born out of the desire to preserve memory and identity in a context of poverty and social exclusion.

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Castelluccio di Norcia, IT

NOTE PER UN'URBANISTICA A SUON DI SCOSSE Se il terremoto scuote i territori, le case e la gente, anche l’urbanistica può scuotere paesaggi, animi e cuori.

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Haus Der Statistik

The House of Statistics is an iconic modernist building in Alexanderplatz. It has been empty for 8 years. The initiative Haus der Statistik and the district center aims  to regenerate the approx. 40.000sqm building ensemble in a multifunctional structure including social housing for refugees, students, seniors together with working and meeting spaces for art, culture and education,  generating meaningful synergies. […]

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Halle (Saale) – Am Südpark

Case study developed by Laura Colini with Matthias Berndt and Daniel Förste at IRS Leibnitz Institut in 2012-1015.

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Besòs – Barcelona

Besòs, located in the north-eastern part of Barcelona is were B-MINCOME project is tested .

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Dragoner Areal – Berlin

Regeneration area in the heart of Berlin Kreuzberg object of a mobilisation of citizens against the privatisation.

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Snipiskes – Vilnius

Snipiskes is a historical neighbourhood of Vilnius subject to redevelopment process. It is the target area for the URBACT III implementation network ReGeneration with lead expertise provided by Tesserae.

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Campus Kid – San Lazzaro di Savena

Regeneration of central area into an open campus including schools, sport facilities and theatre.

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Prinzessinnengarten – Berlin

Starting from an urban gardening project the experience of Prinzessinnengarten extended to a wide range of innovative practices, political stances and networking activities fostering a DIY integrated approach

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Constructivist Moskow

Moscow has been the location of several projects involving our collaborators on topics related to modern architecture and avant-garde's heritage.

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Mehringplatz – Südliche Friedrichstadt – Berlin

Mehringplatz in Kreuzberg is the target area for the EULER - Switch On training project

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Elliniko – Athens

The former Elliniko (Hellinikon) International Airport in Athens went out of operations on March 30, 2001. After the closure, part of the north-west facility was reconverted to sport park for the 2004 olympics. Since then, most of the structures are abandoned, with some interim social uses including a centre for refugees and a social clinic. The area is under a redevelopment process led by international investors with Arab and Chinese capitals.

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Le Murate – Firenze

Integrated regeneration development of the ancient prison complex of Le Murate in the historical centre of Florence.

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New Belgrade

Work in progress for a film on Novi Beograd by oginoknauss.

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Borgo Orefici, Piazza Mercato, Napoli Porto

Cruise tourism and urban regeneration of Napoli urban centre, a sensitive arranged marriage. Case Study on URBACT Local Action Plan, 2015.

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Gibellina

The original city of Gibellina was completely destroyed in the 1968 Belice earthquake. Gibellina has since been rebuilt, about 20 km from the city’s original location. Artist Alberto Burri in 1984 created a landscape artwork based on the shape of  the old city of Gibellina. Our collaborator Daniele Tognozzi has researched and published on this key land art work. Access here […]

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Cancelli – Foligno

Cancelli is a remote territory that for ten years has guested the Manufatto in Situ program by Via Industriae

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Giovani Open Space – Barletta

Case study for the DG Regio about the Laboratori Urbani - Bollenti Spiriti program of the Puglia Region.

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Porto – LIPOR

LIPOR – Intermunicipal Waste Management Service of Greater Porto – is the entity responsible for management, recovery and btreatment of municipal solid waste produced by the eight Municipalities of Espinho, Gondomar, Maia, Matosinhos, Porto, Povoa de Varzim, and Valongo Vila do Conde.

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Paola – La Valletta

Case study on the regeneration of the Corradino prison in Malta within the URBACT II Repair network.

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Körnerkiez Berlin

Quartiersmanagement in Neukölln

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Alba – Ter

Alba-Ter Consortum is a multi-purpose IMC created to realize sustainable and integrated territorial planning and regeneration of the Alba-Ter river basin.

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KIEV

In2011- 2012 we have been involved in the  EU funded CIUDAD cooperation project RKM, aimed at sensistising about  Soviet constructivism and preserving its  architectural heritage. We were commissioned the communication and design supporting the development of a documental archive and a series of city tours of constructivist architecture in Kiev. Download the pdf

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Moscow

Between 2009  and 2012 the oginoknauss collective including collaborators of Tesserae has ben involved in two successive EU funded CIUDAD cooperation projects aimed at sensistising about  Russian constructivism and preserving its  architectural heritage.  In this framework we produced an artwork for the exhibition Moskonstrukt at the Garage Contemporary Art Center in Moscow, a video installation later […]

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RAW-Gelände Friedrichshain – Berlin

An old railway area in Friedrichshain Berlin regenerated through participated bottom-up process

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Nadodrze – Wrocław

Case study on the rehabilitation of Nadorzde Neighbourhood in Wroclaw, Poland, realised by Laura Colini for the Inclusive Cities Observatory in 2009

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Alamar, Cuba

New city built in the 1970s in the outskirts of La Habana by self-construction teams of 32 citizens called microbrigadas.

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Suto Orizari – Skopje

Suto Orizari is a Municipaliy in the metropolitan area of Skopje. It is one of the biggest Municipalities with a majority of Roma population in the Balkans.

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