|Year of beginning||2014|
|Object||The application of the first four phases of the LabGov’s CO-Cities protocol (knowing, mapping, practicing, prototyping) to the Roman context has allowed to identify the area of Centocelle as the main field of experimentation in the CO-Roma project. This pre-test phase was developed in the framework of LabGov’s (LABoratory for the GOVernance of the Commons) activities for the 2015/2016 academic year, and it has involved university students, local associations, institutions entrepreneurs and professionals.
The first step of knowledge creation took place through a series of cheap talks on the commons which aimed at identifying commons that are relevant to the local community. Afterwards the mapping phase began and developed in double direction: an analog process (offline mapping) complemented by a digital one (online or e-mapping). It is important to have on-the-field explorations and direct dialogue with the local actors while also working at the creation of a collaborative digital platform.
The mapping process brought to identification of three areas that could function as experimentation fields for the CO-Cities process, thus the next phase saw the realization of civic collaboration micro interventions.
The process allowed to select Centocelle as the most suitable site to proceed with the prototyping phase, which took the form of a series of workshops and co-design sessions facilitated by LabGov and involving representatives of the neighbourhood’s Municipality, of the local associations and of the civil society.
The process brought to the constitution of a community (Comunità per il Parco Pubblico di Centocelle) which brings together neighbourhood’s committees, associations which are active on the territory and active citizens.