Women for Expo: Social Inclusion

Padiglione Italia Expo Milano 2015

Women are protagonists in Italy Pavilion

Projects dedicated to inmates women
"Ricci, limoni and caffettiere" by Associazione Liscìa. The project was implemented in the Rebibbia women’s prison, which places great constraints upon the personalities of its inmates via restrictions on conduct and self-expression. Personalities tend to even out to conform to norms that are equal for everyone. The project’s idea was to offer a series of six game-based workshops to inmates, with each event focusing on a specific topic: prison through the eyes of women, beauty, health, flavours, expedients, and writings. The final output of the project, the book "Ricci, limoni e caffettiere. Piccoli stratagemmi di una vita ristretta" aims to portray its authors as women first and inmates second.

Through the sale of manufactured goods, Made in Carcere remunerates women prisoners involved and proposes an "organizational platform", made up of content (production) and container (marketing).

The Free School of cooking is an initiative that offers women inmates training courses developing professional skills. Additionally the outside community is envolved into classes and events.

Projects dedicated to other vulnerable groups
"Ragazzi in erba. Una storia aromatica" by Anffas Mestre Onlus is an horticultural therapy project began in the municipality of Quarto d'Altino, in the province of Venice, with the goal of helping a group of disabled youth living in an educational facility become familiar with their surroundings, particularly the natural world, plant life, and landscapes. The effects of this experience on the disabled youth were complex and profound. Creating and caring for a horticultural therapy garden as an outlet for personal, functional, and social growth has empirically helped emerge a culture of women’s know how that was appreciated by everyone involved.

One thousand cancer cases are diagnosed in Italy each year. "The galaxy of women" aims to help immigrant women to obviate the lack of linguistic tools to facilitate communication with medical staff.

Micro Food Workshop is a cooking workshop attended by homeless women, social workers, students, designers and anthropologists. Regaining ordinary gestures enabled to share emotions.

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