On the 18th February 2015 the conference “Il Mercato al Centro” took place in the Casa della Citta’. The initiative is a cooperation of the TUTUR project of the City of Rome, the Dutch Embassy in Rome and TSPOON.
The objective was to explore with experts working in the Netherlands which could be the future role of markets in the rianimation of the neighbourhoods from a social point of view as a service to the citizen, from the health one thanks to quality food, from an environmental one with short chain food distribution and lastly from an economic one supporting local production.
L’iniziativa è stata sviluppata all’interno del progetto TUTUR del Comune di Roma con il contributo del Programma Europeo Urbact ed in collaborazione con l’Ambasciata del Regno dei Paesi Bassi grazie al supporto dell’Associazione Eutropian, TSPOON, Roma Resiliente, il LabGov dell’Università LUISS Guido Carli, il Rome Centre dell’Università dell’Arkansas ed il Gruppo di Supporto Locale del III Municipio di Roma.
Per maggiori informazioni www.tutur.eu
ABOUT THE DUTCH EXPERTS
Francesca Miazzo Francesca Miazzo is the managing director and co-founder of CITIES Foundation. Originally from Italy, Francesca is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where she completed a Research Masters in Metropolitan Studies. Francesca manages and coordinates CITIES’ multiple projects, initiatives, events and studies. More information: www.citiesthemagazine.com
Pinar Balat is an architect working in the Netherlands that researches on topics of social and economic accessibility with a particular focus on markets within a comparative research on cases from Istanbul and Amsterdam. More information here
Paul Alexander de Graaf is a Dutch architect that takes case of integration of sustainability and eco-technology principles in the living environment. His work, which he has been carrying out for years, is centred on the investigation of the relationship between architecture, landscape and ecology. More information:http://www.pauldegraaf.eu/
17th February 2015, Tuesday
14:00 : meeting at Ars Hotel in Via Monte Altissimo, 20-24,
14:00 – 17:00 : site visit to Parsec Flor farming cooperative (tbc)
18:00 – 20:00 : attending lecture by Wouter Vanstiphout in British School in Rome (info here)
20:30 : dinner at Dutch Ambassador Residence
18th February 2015, Wednesday
9:00 – 12:30 : visit in Markets in Rome
13:30 – 15:00 : lunch and discussion
16:00 – 20:00 : Public lecture “Il Mercato al Centro” in Casa della Cittaʼ (Via Molletta 85)
16:30 – 16:45 Benvenuto da rappresentanti del Comune di Roma e dell’Ambasciata del Regno
dei Paesi Bassi in Italia
16:30 – 16:45 Presentation of the TUTUR project and a focus on markets in Rome
16:45 – 17:00 Aurora Cavallo Benedetta Di Donato:”Le geografie del cibo a Roma”
17:00 – 17:30 Francesca Miazzo: “Support the activation of food short chain distribution”
17:30 – 18:15 Pinar Balat: “Integration of frail economic groups in markets: the redesign of the Amsterdam Abert Cuyp market”
18:15 – 19:00 Paul De Graaf: “Introduction to the perspective of systems: the role of urban agriculture in creating resilient urban eco-systems”
19:00 – 20:00: Roundtable discussion with local experts
Leslie Capone, Assessorato Roma Produttiva
Alessandro Coppola, Assessorato Trasformazione Urbana
Giacomina di Salvo, Assessore Urbanistica del X Municipio
Christian Iaione, Professore associato di diritto pubblico presso Universita’ LUISS
Marcello Di Paola, Docente Sostenibilità e Giustizia Globale presso Universita’ LUISS
Anna Maria Bianchi, Laboratorio Carteinregola
Orizzontale, Studio di architettura
Manuela Canneti, Zolle – piattaforma per consegna a domicilio di prodotti alimentari locali
Manuel Torresan, Esperto in rivitalizzazione del commercio urbano
19th February 2015, Thursday
9:00 – 12:30 : discussion and ﬁnalisation of program
13:00 – 14:00 : buffet lunch and farewell
The Mercato al Centro initiative received a good media attention level for the workshop with the Dutch experts, for the conference and the intervention on the market itself.
Here is the Italian press release to the event and some of the main links.
Italian Press Release
City of Rome
ANCI – Cittalia
A special thank you goes to the Local Support Group: TSPOON, Eutropian, il Comitato Attiva Monte Sacro, market vendors, the parents taking care of the playground, Retake Roma, AICS and the III District administration, Cittalia, the Dutch Embassy, theUniversity of Arkansas Rome Centre, the Ordine degli Architetti di Roma e Provincia, the Biennale dello Spazio Pubblico, LabGov dell’Universita’ Luiss Guido Carli, and many many more!