The reduction of social bonds and the sense of community makes it urgent to rethink forms and practices which can generate occasions for meeting and dialogue between people, starting from the places where they live. Disciplines such as architecture, pedagogy and art are in this sense summoned to the role that they can play in this direction. This is the background against which May came into being, a cultural association of educational scientists, architects, artists and researchers that designs collective actions in public spaces, sharing poetic acts via temporary installations co-constructed with passers-by. The aim is to promote enquiry into, and in, places ordinarily experienced by their inhabitants, facilitating the activation of a new gaze on, and therefore new knowledge of the familiar. The methodology adopted is based on the creation of short-lived temporary actions in public places, open to the city and easily accessible. Each action rotates around a proposed topic, different each time but about the same place, its story, its character or which can involve the personal experience of those who live there, experience it or decide to pass through it. The participants are asked to make a contribution, which is in general a concrete act accompanied by an interpretation which, together with all the others, contributes to creating an evocative installation capable of generating the maximum interest and involvement of those taking part and the wonder of passers-by who see it by chance and who become fascinated in seeing it take shape. The objective is for people to feel they are taking part with small gestures that can activate new points of view on reality; learn and get to know and love the city, its spaces, the objects that populate it; be involved in the creation of an installation which is created exclusively through a concrete experience of sharing. The paper presents and discusses some of the collective actions that have been created in recent years in Italy, analysing the implications for those who have taken part and the potential in a participatory and educational sense.
Ottolini, L., & Guerra, M. (2017). Generating participation: collective actions between architecture and pedagogy. In ICERI2017 Proceedings (pp.8832-8839). IATED.
|Citazione:||Ottolini, L., & Guerra, M. (2017). Generating participation: collective actions between architecture and pedagogy. In ICERI2017 Proceedings (pp.8832-8839). IATED.|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||No|
|Titolo:||Generating participation: collective actions between architecture and pedagogy|
|Autori:||Ottolini, L; Guerra, M|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Nome del convegno:||ICERI17 10th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||02 - Intervento a convegno|