PARCO PADULI

A multi-purpose program to regenerate an abandoned agricultural area.

Five associations coordinated by Lua (urban laboratory opened) have launched a series of workshops to reconnect locals in a common project. Through a series of laboratories locals and participants contribute to open up new  possible scenarios for the emerging park exchanging knowledge and promoting a collective awarness.
Each workshop concludes with an event where the works carried out are exposed, explained and presented to the rest of community.

Nidificare i Paduli is one of the most succesfull lab. It involved participants in a workshop to built up a series of experimental temporary and biodegradable model of nests (bedrooms) using natural materials and local traditions. Besides being a land art project in Paduli, it promotes a sustainable model of temporary biodegradable and widespread hotel.

Model

Location
Parco Paduli, Salento, Italy
For whom is it?
people interested in experiencing life in a agricultural environment
a/ initiator
locals
b/ provider
LUA laboratorio urbano aperto with laboratorio mobilità dolce, Ass. LEB, Ass. TerriKate, Ass. Temporanea, Ass. Millepiedi
Start
2003
Type of duration
permanent

Characteristics

Critical
3
generating new shared meanings in a specific traditional environment
Social
4
creating new common space
Participatory
3
Co-working with the locals in the redefinition of the agricultural area
Responsible
4
totally oriented to the protection of the environment
Bottom up
4
initiated by the local new generation
Inventive
3
defining the potentials through the process of the laboratories
Site-specific
4
focus on Parco Paduli
Educative
3
discovering the environmental and cultural values of an agricultural area
Local
4
produced with local support and supporting locals

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