23rd/02 – Hackability4Mobility: the results

In total 60 people, among makers, designers, people with disabilities and 15 mentors in a month and starting from real challenges, have co-designed small solutions and great ideas,for a mobility accessible to all.

This is the challenge launched by Hackability in its Hackability4Mobility edition, created with the support of Toyota Italia and Arriva Italia and under the patronage of the City of Turin.

The results will be presented on Sunday 23 February at 10.30, in the Sala delle Colonne, Piazza Palazzo di Città 1, in Turin.

The mayor of Turin Chiara Appendino, the councilor for transport Maria Lapietra and the deputy minister of infrastructure and transport Giancarlo Cancelleri guaranteed their presence.

Admission free, seats limited.

14/02 – The first of a thousand nights – Opening event of the European project ToNite

ToNite is a project funded by the European programme Urban Innovative Actions that aims to improve the liveability of the areas along the Dora river in the evening hours, through the redevelopment of public spaces and technical and financial support for the activation of proximity services.  The Municipality of Torino is the project leader together with the partners: Experientia, Espereal Technologies, SocialFare, Fondazione Torino Wireless, Engineering Ingegneria informatica, ANCI, and EFUS.

The concept of the opening event – “The First of a Thousand Nights” – recalls the collection of Middle Eastern fairy tales “Thousand and One Nights”, as it wants to strengthen the element of the night and recall a multicultural dimension that is well represented in the demographic composition of the districts touched by the river Dora. “The first of a thousand nights” is a wish and a premise for the future nights of the ToNite project with the hope of creating a positive impact on the perception of the places where the interventions will occur.

The opening event on Friday 14 February is also the beginning of a collective narrative that involves many players of the territory in its organization, using various storytelling approaches, including the presentation of the videos of the biographers of the neighborhood, and the Tellingstones app.

PREVIEW ToNite (05:30 pm)
Free access, various locations
From 5.30 p.m. Events spread throughout the river Dora territory

Loving the Territory – Street Art Performance
Square in front of the Holden School, free access
How to love the territory? The association “Spazio non c’è” of Corso Vercelli 5 and popular circus gym Makakako at the Cecchi Point hub present through their performance a metaphor of street art and love for your neighborhood. Each performance will recall an indispensable element for which to love the territory where the performance artists live and train. During the performances also some citizens will intervene with their own declarations of love for the territory.

Holden School, via Borgo Dora 47
Registration required >> www.inaugurazione-tonite.eventbrite.com
20:00 Welcoming guests and welcome aperitif
20:15 Institutional interventions
21:00 Presentation of ToNite by the project partners
21:15 Conclusions
21:30 “The thousand nights of the Dora”. Concert performance composed by Johnny Lapio, inspired by the directional contributions by Stefano Di Polito, and performed with the Torino Night Ensemble feat. the cellist Paolo Damiani. A composition inspired by a musical and dreamlike journey along the river Dora, from midnight to six in the morning, paying attention to the stories of life along the river.

06/02 – Launch of the PINS WECARE project and of the Call for Social Innovators

It’s planned on Thursday the 6th of February at Open Incet (Piazza Teresa Noce 17, Turin) the launch event of “PINS Piemonte Innovazione per il Sociale”, a project to support the development of an ecosystem made of public, private and third sector actors, and able to activate and implement innovative actions that, using cutting-edge technological solutions, can respond to social needs.

During the event the project activities will be presented, as well as the forthcoming call addressed to social actors and innovators, which will allow selected participants to benefit from a personalized training and a consultancy path, for the development of their innovative project.

The project is carried out under WE.CA.RE Measure FSE2, co-financed with POR FSE and FESR 2014-2020, by Il Nodo cscs, Ping scs, CICSENE, Higher Technical Institute Foundation for Information Technologies and of Communication and in collaboration and network with Make a Cube³, Torino Wireless, Confcooperative Piemonte, Confcooperative Piemonte Nord and Confcooperative Cuneo.


More information on the project website:  pins-piemonte.it

Download the program of the event

Please, confirm your participation by sending an e-mail to ilnodo@confpiemontenord.coop

06/02 – Presentation of final projects of Bottom Up! for the requalification of unused urban spaces

On Thursday thr 6th of February, the winning projects of the Bottom Up! call will be presented.

48 groups applied to the call, proposing ideas, interventions and transformation actions for disused buildings and underutilized spaces, green areas and courtyards, schools and places for cultural activities, distributed in different areas of Turin.

The winning projects, selected by the jury, will have access to the Bottom Up! program: they will take part to a training course and will be supported to launch a crowdfunding campaign, whose results will be presented during the final event of the Architecture Festival, from 1 to 10 May 2020.

The presentation of the Bottom Up! projects will be held on Thursday 6th February at 11.30, at Combo , in Corso Regina Margherita 128, Turin.

See the Bottom Up! web site