Informal Common Grounds

   Informal Comon Ground, curated by: Susanna Perin, Antonella Perin, Alessandro Lanzetta
La città autoprodotta/ the self produced city

performances | screenings | presentations | debates and concerts about the self-made city

October 22nd – 26th 2014 in Rome

A project by: S.M.U.R. in collaboration with Teatro Valle Occupato and Metropoliz
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The self-production of the city comes in many different ways: from illegal building to the informal, from Roma camps to self-organized quarters, from the reappropriation of housing, to cultural and social, free and independent spaces.

The meetings go through the history of the city along Via Casilina and its quarters: The case of Pantanella, Pigneto, Mandrione and Tor Fiscale, Tor Pignattara, the Roma camps Casilino 700 and 900, Tor Bella Monaca, Borghesiana and Finocchio and conclude with an exchange of experiences on a national and international level.

S.M.U.R. is an international project of urban, social and artistic research by a group of architects, artists, activists and scholars that have explored Via Casilina for many years, following historical developments and political practices from the bottom. In fact the Casilino axis bears witness of incidents that have left deep traces in the urban fabric, in the visible imaginary (if you think of the neorealist movies) and in the collective history of the city to become a cultural matrix in the present.

S.M.U.R. meets Teatro Valle Occupato and Metropoliz, two emblematic experiences, contemporary urban laboratories of political, social and artistic experiments that redefine metropolitan space oscillating between various action strategies and new cultural models. This collaboration is the base for a common reflections that will be presented during the events at Goethe-Instisut Rom and Metropoliz.