Self Made Urbanism Workshop, November 15th – 18th 2012 in Rome
With invited artists to the NGBK exhibition, the NGBK working group, SMU-research Rome and researchers on Via Casilina.
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Greetings from Valle Borghesiana/ Saluti da Valle Borghesiana
The title “Common Ground” of the 13th International Architecture Biennale, is an opportunity for SMU– research to present the neighborhoord Valle Borghesiana. A selection of materials collected in the area by SMU– research, witnesses of a still undocumented and unpublished story that is as much a personal as collective one, and in any case exemplary for many urban areas.
NMM – Roma Map is produced by Self Made Urbanity – Research in the framework of New Metropolitan Mainstream Project.
The New Metropolitan Mainstream is found in variations in cities around the globe. The thesis is that there are the same rules that lead to similar results. INURA’s New Metropolitan Mainstream project compares the developments of the last 20 years in more than 40 cities. This will be the framework of debates and the discussions of the 20th INURA conference.
In Pula at the Post Capitalist City Conference we described different aspects of our work made during the 2nd workshop “Imparare da Borghesiana,”speaking about personal stories and collective experiences of political struggles of the inhabitants of these informal settlements and migrants as new inhabitants. An other point we mentioned is the notion of self management and self organisation, that gets very problematic, especially if inhabitants only have political competences but not the power and the mandate to execute.
In the framework of the 2nd international workshop: Imparare da Borghesiana / workshop on field in Public History, with the local inhabitants of Borghesiana and its surroundings, in collaboration with Consorzi di Autorecupero and local neighbourhoods assemblies, we started collecting personal stories and collective experiences of political struggles in order to reconstruct the history of these informal settlements, still in the urban recovery process, without forgetting the migrants as new inhabitants of these settlements and the large urban transformations in the new built settlements called “Centralità” in even farther outskirts of the city.
During the 1st international Workshop “SELF MADE CITY” /informal Rome in the framework of a guided tour we visited different settlements born from 1890 until the 1970is in order to illustrate different periods of informal settlements. During our visit we met several representative of self organization in Valle Borghesiana. During the discussions and presentations at Istituto Svizzero di Roma our guests exchanged different experiences and observation methods in multidisciplinary research projects.