Non solo un giardino

Leading agency: Laboratorio Zen Insieme
Area of interventions: Quartiere Zen, Palermo
Total budget: € 8.000
Requested contributions: € 7.200
Duration: 6 months
Start and end date(s): 01/11/2018 – 30/04/2019

Summary of the project

The project idea contributes to the achievement of the goal of No Planet B: promotion of the link between the actions that increase the urban green space and the urban regeneration initiatives, with the utmost attention to the use of green areas by citizens. The greatest strength of the project idea is that the neighbourhood already feels the garden as its own and in a voluntary and spontaneous way everyone takes care of it as much as possible. The CSO, Laboratorio Zen Insieme, operates starting from the concept of urban resilience, thus enhancing a community that wants to self-design innovative social, economic and environmental responses to its problems, believing that the participated and bottom-up paths contribute to the environmental awareness, to the education for the cohabitation and active citizenship. Within this framework, Manifesta 12 is building a garden in the neighbourhood. The creation of a garden leads to occupy its living spaces, inviting all inhabitants to become gardeners and to actively participate in the evolution of the project. Gilles Clemènt and Coloco designed the garden in one of the urban gaps of the neighbourhood for Manifesta 12, allowing its restitution to the citizenship, minimising the conditions of decay and creating a new place of exchange and aggregation. The garden can be conceived as an opportunity to strengthen the sense of community and the importance of active citizenship.

Beneficiaries

20 adults + 50 children + general audience

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