BIENNALE ARCHITETTURA 2016 - NATIONAL PARTICIPATION OF ITALY

TAKING CARE - Designing for the common good

By Italy - Biennale Architettura 2016

TAKING CARE - Designing for the common good - Italian Pavilion at the Biennale Architettura 2016

TAMassociati curatorial Team by Photo Matteo de MaydaItaly - Biennale Architettura 2016

TAMassociati curatorial team

TAKING CARE is an action that arises in the Italian Pavilion at the Biennale Architettura 2016 and then takes root and exists outside it. It has two purposes: to present a vision of architecture as service to the community; to demonstrate, with tangible proofs, how in taking care of people and places, principles and resources, architecture makes a difference. Here we are thinking of architecture in the service of common goods and capable of increasing the human social and environmental capital, while curbing marginalization and exclusion. We want architecture to be a driving force for new visions, a powerful medium for communicating, an instrument through which many outer city areas can claim rights, progress, opportunity and inclusion. TAMassociati

Padiglione Italia

Padiglione Italia at the Tese delle Vergini, Arsenale

Taking Care - A new social architecture (2016-05-25) by Photo: Andrea Avezzù. Exhibit design: TAMassociatiItaly - Biennale Architettura 2016

Taking Care - A new social architecture

With TAKING CARE – Designing for the Common Good, the TAMassociati curatorial team is developing the theme of architecture as a social art and an instrument in the service of the community, ensuring its access to the common goods. Our reflection is embodied in an initial theoretical section (“Thinking”). Then a double section in the middle presents good architectural and social practices that give visible form to the idea of the Common Good (“Meeting”). Finally there is an explicit call to action in favor of communities in degraded and marginal areas (“Acting”). The catalogue and the media that recount the curatorial project use original and immediate displays and methods of communication.

Taking Care - 1 Thinking the common good (2016-05-25) by Photo: Andrea Avezzù. Exhibit design: TAMassociatiItaly - Biennale Architettura 2016

Taking Care - 1 Thinking the common good

Taking Care - 2 Meeting the common good (2016-05-25) by Photo: Andrea Avezzù. Exhibit design: TAMassociatiItaly - Biennale Architettura 2016

Taking Care - 2 Meeting the common good

Taking Care - 3 Acting the common good (2016-05-25) by Photo: Andrea Avezzù. Exhibit design: TAMassociatiItaly - Biennale Architettura 2016

Taking Care - 3 Acting the common good

A pop language (2016-05-25) by Exhibit design: TAMassociati, Photo: Andrea Avezzù.Italy - Biennale Architettura 2016

Taking Care - A pop language

A pop language (2016-05-25) by Exhibit design: TAMassociati, Photo: Andrea Avezzù.Italy - Biennale Architettura 2016

Taking Care - A pop language

Taking Care - 1 Thinking the common good (2016-05-25) by Photo: Andrea Avezzù. Exhibit design: TAMassociatiItaly - Biennale Architettura 2016

Thinking the common good

'Thinking' is a survey of the theme of the common good, its value and the relations it forms with the built space: an approach enriched by the contributions made by people from different cultural and professional backgrounds, who look beyond the current definitions.

A map of the common good

Taking Care - 2 Meeting the common good (2016-05-25) by Photo: Andrea Avezzù. Exhibit design: TAMassociatiItaly - Biennale Architettura 2016

Meeting the Common Good

'Meeting' is an exhibition of 20 architectural projects, all produced by as many design offices in Italy and abroad. Taken together, they recount how subjects, when they become co-authors, can create spaces and places useful to the community, so devoting equal importance both to the processes and the built work. This section identifies 10 areas of investigation – legality, health, living, environment, education, culture, play, science, nutrition and work – accompanied by a gallery of photographs that give visible form to the idea of the common good in Italy.

Taking Care - 2 Meeting the common good by Photo: Andrea Avezzù. Exhibit design: TAMassociatiItaly - Biennale Architettura 2016

2 Meeting - RESTART, DIANARCHITECTURE + RS ARCHITETTURA, Photo: Raffaele Semonella, From the collection of: Italy - Biennale Architettura 2016
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RESTART
type: museum and cultural space
location: Casal di Principe, Caserta
designers: DIANARCHITECTURE + RS ARCHITETTURA

2 Meeting - ELNODO ESTACIÓN CREATIVA, A.C. ELNODO, CTRL+Z, STRADDLE3, LAMATRAKA, Photo: Lyi González, From the collection of: Italy - Biennale Architettura 2016
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ELNODO ESTACIÓN CREATIVA
type: independent cultural center
location: Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico
designers: A.C. ELNODO, CTRL+Z, STRADDLE3,
LAMATRAKA

2 Meeting - SER.MI.G. - SERVIZIO MISSIONARIO GIOVANI, Comoglio Architetti, Photo: Alberto Alpozzi, From the collection of: Italy - Biennale Architettura 2016
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SER.MI.G. – SERVIZIO MISSIONARIO GIOVANI
type: multipurpose center
location: Turin
designers: COMOGLIO ARCHITETTI

2 Meeting - NOIVOILORO, IFDESIGN, Photo Andrea Martiradonna, From the collection of: Italy - Biennale Architettura 2016
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NOIVOILORO
type: civic center
location: Erba, Como
designers: IFDESIGN

2 Meeting - BIG CITY LIFE, ATER DEL COMUNE DI ROMA, 999 CONTEMPORARY, MUNICIPIO VIII DI ROMA, Photo: courtesy 999 Contemporary, From the collection of: Italy - Biennale Architettura 2016
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BIG CITY LIFE
type: regeneration project in space, buildings and public areas through public works of contemporary art
location: Tor Marancia district, Rome
designers: ATER DEL COMUNE DI ROMA, 999 CONTEMPORARY, MUNICIPIO VIII DI ROMA

2 Meeting - NUOVA CASA SOCIALE, MIRKO FRANZOSO ARCHITETTO, Photo: Mariano Dallago, From the collection of: Italy - Biennale Architettura 2016
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NUOVA CASA SOCIALE
type: public building for culture and fun
location: Caltron Cles, Trento
designers: MIRKO FRANZOSO ARCHITETTO

2 Meeting - FARM CULTURAL PARK - XL ART GALLERY, LAPS ARCHITECTURE + CASTELLI STUDIO, Photo: Giuseppe Guarneri, From the collection of: Italy - Biennale Architettura 2016
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FARM CULTURAL PARK – XL ART GALLERY
type: modern art gallery, space for the arts, space for events.
location: Favara, Agrigento
designers: LAPS ARCHITECTURE + CASTELLI STUDIO

2 Meeting - CANTIERE APERTO, ASSOCIAZIONE TEATRO SOCIALE DI GUALTIERI, Photo: Associazione Teatro Sociale di Gualtieri, From the collection of: Italy - Biennale Architettura 2016
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CANTIERE APERTO
type: project of collective restoration of the social theater, Gualtieri
location: Gualtieri, Reggio Emilia
designers: ASSOCIATION TEATRO SOCIALE DI GUALTIERI

2 Meeting - GRATOBOWL, COMUNE DI MILANO – Assessorato allo Sport, Benessere, Tempo libero, Verde, Qualità della vita, Personale, Tutela degli animali, e Servizi generali – Settore Verde e Agricoltura, From the collection of: Italy - Biennale Architettura 2016
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GRATOBOWL
type: public skatepark
location: district Gratosoglio, Milan
designers:
City of Milan

2 Meeting - ESTONOESUNSOLAR, GRAVALOSDIMONTE ARQUITECTOS, Photo: estonoesunsolar, From the collection of: Italy - Biennale Architettura 2016
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ESTONOESUNSOLAR
type: temporary interventions in vacant lots
location: Saragozza, Spain
designers: GRAVALOSDIMONTE ARQUITECTOS

2 Meeting - NUOVO PARCO DORA, LATZ + PARTNER, STUDIO PESSION ASSOCIATO, Photo: Alessandro Guida, From the collection of: Italy - Biennale Architettura 2016
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NUOVO PARCO DORA
type: urban park
location: Turin
designers: LATZ + PARTNER STUDIO PESSION ASSOCIATO

2 Meeting - BALESTRATE SEAFRONT REDEVELOPMENT, AM3 ARCHITETTI ASSOCIATI, Photo: Mauro Filippi, From the collection of: Italy - Biennale Architettura 2016
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BALESTRATE SEAFRONT REDEVELOPMENT
location: Balestrate, Palermo
designers: AM3 ARCHITETTI ASSOCIATI

2 Meeting - SCHOOL IN SHUFAT REFUGEE CAMP, DAAR - DECOLONIZING ARCHITECTURE ART RESIDENCY, From the collection of: Italy - Biennale Architettura 2016
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SCHOOL IN SHUFAT REFUGEE CAMP
type: school
location: Jerusalem
designers: DAAR – Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency

2 Meeting - SSIC PROFESSIONAL TRAINING CENTRE, DURISCH+NOLLI ARCHITETTI, From the collection of: Italy - Biennale Architettura 2016
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SSIC PROFESSIONAL TRAINING CENTER
location: Gordola
designers: DURISCH+NOLLI ARCHITETTI

2 Meeting - OPIFICIO GOLINELLI, CITADEL FOR KNOWLEDGE AND CULTURE, DIVERSERIGHESTUDIO, Photo: Giovanni Bortolani, From the collection of: Italy - Biennale Architettura 2016
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OPIFICIO GOLINELLI,
CITADEL FOR KNOWLEDGE AND CULTURE
type: research center and cultural spaces
location: Bologna
designers: DIVERSERIGHESTUDIO

2 Meeting - TECHNOPOLE FOR INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH, ANDREA OLIVA ARCHITETTO, Photo: Kai-Uwe Schulte-Bunert, From the collection of: Italy - Biennale Architettura 2016
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TECHNOPOLE FOR INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
type: park of innovation and knowledge
location: Reggio Emilia
designers: ANDREA OLIVA ARCHITETTO

2 Meeting - PARCO DEI PADULI, METAMOR ARCHITETTI ASSOCIATI, L.U.A. LABORATORIO URBANO APERTO, LABORATORIO URBANO BOLLENTI SPIRITI. “ABITARE I PADULI”., UNIONE DELLE TERRE DI MEZZO, photo: Francesco Buccarelli, From the collection of: Italy - Biennale Architettura 2016
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PARCO DEI PADULI
type: multifunctional rural green area
location: province of Lecce
designers: METAMOR A.A., L.U.A., LAB URB BOLLENTI SPIRITI. “ABITARE I PADULI”. UNIONE DELLE TERRE DI MEZZO

2 Meeting - JELLYFISH BARGE, ANTONIO GIRARDI E CRISTIANA FAVRETTO + PNAT, Photo: Matteo de Mayda, From the collection of: Italy - Biennale Architettura 2016
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JELLYFISH BARGE
type: greenhouse for cultivation in the urban and peri-urban environment
location: Pisa, Milano
designers: ANTONIO GIRARDI E CRISTIANA FAVRETTO + PNAT

2 Meeting - BASE MILANO, ONSITESTUDIO, Photo: Onsitestudio, From the collection of: Italy - Biennale Architettura 2016
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BASE MILANO
type: center for culture and creativity
location: Milan
designers: ONSITESTUDIO

2 Meeting - H-FARM H-CAMPUS, Z A A _ ZANON ARCHITETTI ASSOCIATI, Photo: H-Farm, From the collection of: Italy - Biennale Architettura 2016
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H-FARM / H-CAMPUS
type: administrative complex and training campus
location: Roncade, Treviso
designers: z a a _ ZANON ARCHITETTI ASSOCIATI

2 Meeting - Italogramma, Alessandra Chemollo, Fulvio Orsenigo, From the collection of: Italy - Biennale Architettura 2016
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ITALOGRAMMA
PUBLIC PLACES AND PROVISIONAL COMMUNITIES

Photographic Exhibition
Alessandra Chemollo, Fulvio Orsenigo

Taking Care - 3 Acting the common good (2016-05-25) by Photo: Andrea Avezzù. Exhibit design: TAMassociatiItaly - Biennale Architettura 2016

Acting the common good

'Acting', the culmination of the exhibition, is embodied in a concrete call to action. 'Acting' presents 5 displays of the mobile devices designed for direct intervention in marginal areas of Italy. They are mobile units mounted on trailers, designed by 5 Italian firms in collaboration with 5 associations long engaged in seeking to curb social and environmental degradation:  AIB (Italian Library Association) + Alterstudio Partners, Emergency + Matilde Cassani, Legambiente + ARCò, Libera + Antonio Scarponi / Conceptual Devices, UISP (Italian Union for Sport for All) + NOWA.

Taking Care - 5+5=5 projects for joint action by Photo: Andrea Avezzù. Exhibit design: TAMassociatiItaly - Biennale Architettura 2016

Taking Care - 3 Acting the common good (2016-05-25) by Exhibit design: TAMassociati, Photo: Andrea Avezzù.Italy - Biennale Architettura 2016

Taking Care - 5+5=5 projects for joint action by Photo: Andrea Avezzù. Exhibit design: TAMassociatiItaly - Biennale Architettura 2016

Taking Care - 3 Acting the common good (2016-05-25) by Exhibit design: TAMassociati, Photo: Andrea Avezzù.Italy - Biennale Architettura 2016

Taking Care - 5+5=5 projects for joint action (2016-05-25) by Photo: Andrea Avezzù. Exhibit design: TAMassociatiItaly - Biennale Architettura 2016

Taking Care - 5+5=5 projects for joint action by NOWA and Photo: Andrea AvezzùItaly - Biennale Architettura 2016

Taking Care - 5+5=5 projects for joint action by Alterstudio Partners and Photo: Andrea AvezzùItaly - Biennale Architettura 2016

3 Acting - CULTURE BOX by ASSOCIATION: AIB Italian Library Association, DESIGN TEAM: ALTERSTUDIO PARTNERS, and Photo: Andrea AvezzùItaly - Biennale Architettura 2016

CULTURE BOX
Space for reading and an access point to information and book loans, to promote socialization among adults and children.
AIB Italian Library Association
ALTERSTUDIO PARTNERS

3 Acting - CULTURE BOX by ASSOCIATION: AIB Italian Library Association, DESIGN TEAM: ALTERSTUDIO PARTNERS, and Photo: Alterstudio PartnersItaly - Biennale Architettura 2016

CULTURE BOX
Space for reading and an access point to information and book loans, to promote socialization among adults and children.
AIB Italian Library Association
ALTERSTUDIO PARTNERS

Culture box first destination by Andrea AvezzùItaly - Biennale Architettura 2016

CULTURE BOX
Location of the first stage: Milan, Famagosta, Barona District, southern outer city

3 Acting - GREEN BOX by ASSOCIATION: LEGAMBIENTE non-profit organization, DESIGN TEAM: ARCò – società cooperativa, and Photo: Andrea AvezzùItaly - Biennale Architettura 2016

GREEN BOX
Structure for monitoring the environment and raising environmental awareness.
LEGAMBIENTE non-profit organization
ARCò – società cooperativa

3 Acting - GREEN BOX by ASSOCIATION: LEGAMBIENTE non-profit organization, DESIGN TEAM: ARCò – società cooperativa, and Photo: ARCò - società cooperativaItaly - Biennale Architettura 2016

GREEN BOX
Structure for monitoring the environment and raising environmental awareness.
LEGAMBIENTE non-profit organization
ARCò – società cooperativa

Green box first destination by Andrea AvezzùItaly - Biennale Architettura 2016

GREEN BOX
Location of the first stage: Rome, Casilino neighbourhood of Villa de Santis Park

3 Acting - HEALTH BOX by ASSOCIATION: EMERGENCY NGO, non profit organization, DESIGN TEAM: MATILDE CASSANI, and Photo: Andrea AvezzùItaly - Biennale Architettura 2016

HEALTH BOX
Mobile clinic for health care and cultural mediation.
EMERGENCY NGO, non profit organization
MATILDE CASSANI

3 Acting - HEALTH BOX by ASSOCIATION: EMERGENCY NGO, non profit organization, DESIGN TEAM: MATILDE CASSANI, and Photo: Matilde CassaniItaly - Biennale Architettura 2016

HEALTH BOX
Mobile clinic for health care and cultural mediation.
EMERGENCY NGO, non profit organization
MATILDE CASSANI

Health box first destination by Andrea AvezzùItaly - Biennale Architettura 2016

HEALTH BOX
Location of the first stage: Naples, Ponticelli District

3 Acting - LEGALITY BOX by ASSOCIATION: LIBERA. Associations, names and numbers against mafias, DESIGN TEAM: ANTONIO SCARPONI / CONCEPTUAL DEVICES, and Photo: Andrea AvezzùItaly - Biennale Architettura 2016

LEGALITY BOX
Center in the heart of a property confiscated from the mafia: a space for thinking and acting.
LIBERA. Associations, names and numbers against mafias
ANTONIO SCARPONI/CONCEPTUAL DEVICES

3 Acting - LEGALITY BOX by ASSOCIATION: LIBERA. Associations, names and numbers against mafias, DESIGN TEAM: ANTONIO SCARPONI / CONCEPTUAL DEVICES, and Photo: Antonio ScarponiItaly - Biennale Architettura 2016

LEGALITY BOX
Center in the heart of a property confiscated from the mafia: a space for thinking and acting.
LIBERA. Associations, names and numbers against mafias
ANTONIO SCARPONI/CONCEPTUAL DEVICES

Legality box first destination by Andrea AvezzùItaly - Biennale Architettura 2016

LEGALITY BOX
Cerignola, Foggia province, rural area

3 Acting - SPORT BOX by ASSOCIATION: UISP – Italian Union Sport For all, DESIGN TEAM: NOWA (Navarra Office Walking Architecture), and Photo: Andrea AvezzùItaly - Biennale Architettura 2016

SPORT BOX
Permanent center for education in civil coexistence, respect and active citizenship through play, sport and movement.
UISP–Italian Union Sport For all
NOWA

3 Acting - SPORT BOX by ASSOCIATION: UISP – Italian Union Sport For all, DESIGN TEAM: NOWA (Navarra Office Walking Architecture), and Photo: NowaItaly - Biennale Architettura 2016

SPORT BOX
Permanent center for education in civil coexistence, respect and active citizenship through play, sport and movement.
UISP–Italian Union Sport For all
NOWA

Sport box first destination by Andrea AvezzùItaly - Biennale Architettura 2016

SPORT BOX
Location of the first stage: Torino, Parco Dora

Device zero under construction, Matteo de Mayda (direction), Federico Torres (director of photography), From the collection of: Italy - Biennale Architettura 2016
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Device zero under construction, Matteo de Mayda (direction), Federico Torres (director of photography), From the collection of: Italy - Biennale Architettura 2016
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Low cost / Social value (2016-04-15) by Exhibit design: TAMassociati, Photo: Andrea Avezzù.Italy - Biennale Architettura 2016

Low cost / Social Value

The exhibition installation is low cost. Today low cost basically means increasing efficiency and eliminating the superfluous, while optimizing services and costs to the benefit of end users and society. Low cost design can be an extraordinary opportunity to focus on the question of the real nature of consumption and develop a different philosophy of creating value starting from parameters of real social utility. It is increasingly necessary, as the exhibition design seeks to show, to simplify in order to restore technology and costs to economy and efficiency. In the context of the Biennale, a large temporary event, care to reduce waste is a fundamental theme of the installation. In the Pavilion, the display reuses lighting equipment supplied for a previous art exhibition. The exhibit design retained some plasterboard partitions already installed, it reused the laminated wood panels of the Irish Pavilion at the Milan Expo. Likewise, the exhibition installation in the leisure space of the Giardino delle Vergini, designed by Luigi Greco and Mattia Paco Rizzi, was self-built reusing materials from the Irish Pavilion. A simple gesture, but consistent with what the exhibition aims to show in terms of a concern for resources.

Low cost / Social value (2016-04-15) by Exhibit design: TAMassociati, Photo: Andrea Avezzù.Italy - Biennale Architettura 2016

Reuse of wood from the Irish Pavilion at Expo 2015

Stack, Giardino delle Vergini (2016-05-25) by Luigi Greco & Mattia Paco Rizzi / GRRIZ. Photo Andrea Avezzù.Italy - Biennale Architettura 2016

Reuse of wood from the Irish Pavilion at Expo 2015
Stack, Giardino delle Vergini
Luigi Greco & Mattia Paco Rizzi / GRRIZ.

Credits: Story

Minister for the Cultural Heritage
and Activities and Tourism
Dario Franceschini

Under Secretaries of State
Dorina Bianchi
Ilaria Borletti Buitoni
Antimo Cesaro

General Secretary
Antonia Pasqua Recchia

DGAAP – Directorate-General for Contemporary Art and Architecture and for Suburbs

Director General DGAAP
and Commissioner Italian Pavilion
Federica Galloni

Service Manager II
Stefano D’Amico

General Coordination
Contact for contemporary architecture
and for Suburbs
Esmeralda Valente

Administration
Daniela Aquilini
Massimo Epifani
Maria Teresa Soldo

Secretary
Annamaria Abbamonte
Dora Giuseppina Campisi

MiBACT Press Office

Head of the Press Office
Mattia Morandi

Press Officers
Francesca Saccone
Carlo Zasio

DGAAP Press Office
Francesca Martinotti,
studio Martinotti-Roma

Production
La Biennale di Venezia

Curatorial team
TAMassociati:
Massimo Lepore, Raul Pantaleo, Simone Sfriso

Curatorial staff
Laura Candelpergher
Ferdinando Crespi
Andrea Mariotto

Exhibit design
TAMassociati
with:
Valentina Milan
Laura Candelpergher
Enrico Vianello

Graphic Design
TAMassociati
with:
Elisabetta Facchinetti
Marta Gerardi (illustrations)
Emanuela Not

Scientific Consultancy Section 2
Meeting the common good
Maurizio Coccia
Davide Tommaso Ferrando
Emiliano Gandolfi

Press Office
Ferdinando Crespi
with
Serena Capasso – 54words

Social Media
Ferdinando Crespi

Website
Sara Allevi
Laura Candelpergher

Conception and production videos
Matteo de Mayda (director)
Federico Torres (director of photography)
Lorenzo Tomio (composer)
Alessandro Bertelle (editor)
Martina Biagi (executive producer)
Lea Dicursi (creative producer and editor)
Marina Rosso (DOP assistant)
Alessio Romeo (motion graphic)
Cosimo Bizzarri (copywriter)
Maddalena Borsato (philosophical consultant)

Photographers
Andrea Avezzù
Matteo de Mayda

Process management
Bold

Secretary
Arzanà

Promotion
ProViaggiArchitettura

Civic crowdfunding
Laura Candelpergher
Silvia Faion
Dario Brollo (Banca Popolare Etica)
Marco Gallicani (Banca Popolare Etica)
Teresa Masciopinto (Banca Popolare Etica)
Produzioni dal Basso
H-ART
Tiziano D’Angelo (economic management)

Translations
Richard Sadleir

Catalogue
BeccoGiallo Editore

Models
Incastrapezzo by La forma del legno

Contributors to the production
Gloria Bazzoni
Oliviero Blasetti
Laura Bottaro
Annamaria Draghetti
Milena D’Acunto
Matteo Mazzamurro
Ludovica Springolo
Francesca Vittorini

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