BP&P_ INSTABILE PORTAZZA – COMMUNITY CREATIVE HUB

Culture and welfare in the urban suburbs of Bologna: local community and creative actors together to recover abandoned buildings

The project ‘INstabile’ is born in 2015 with the ambition to recover from abandonment an old Civic Center, reclaiming the necessity to improve the social, cultural and spatial quality of a neighborhood in a peripheral area of the city of Bologna, Italy. The goal was to create a ‘Community and creative hub’ or a place where both the community of neighbors and the community of the new cultural workers in the creative field can have a common house where to exchange knowledges and sharing sources.

The initiative wants to act as a recover agent: reclaiming and recovering a building as a ‘common place’ where neighbors together with NGO’s and local creative actors can self-produce social, cultural and welfare services.

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PROMOTER TYPOLOGY
Associations/NGOs, informal group of citizens

PRACTICE TYPOLOGY
Bottom-up, informal

ACTIVITY TYPOLOGY
Cultural activities concerning urban space, its use and transformation
Collective spaces/buildings management/upkeep

INVOLVED ACTORS
Group of neighbors
local associations

FINANCING 
Private financing, crowdfunding

SPACE OWNERSHIP&TYPOLOGY
Publicly owned, single building/whole neighborhood

CITY/REGION 
Bologna (Italy)

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