L’Aquila Case”. GSSI Online Meeting

 L'Aquila Case

Culture, Community, Development: These are the thematic centers of the initiative “L’Aquila Urban Forum – The Visibility and Invisibility of Culture: Experiences and Policies for Local Community Development” organized by Prof. Ugo Rossi of the Gran Sasso Institute of Science Which will be held in digital form on the morning of Monday 4 October 2021 (from 9:00 AM) at the following address:


The appointment is part of an international project funded by the Urban Studies Foundation that addresses the present and future of European creative cities on their way out of the pandemic. Similar events will also be dedicated to the cities of Dundee in Scotland and Helsinki in Finland in 2021; Programming in a two-day synthesis and appearance is already planned for the next year in Biella.

The “L’Aquila Urban Forum” is patronized by the Municipality of L’Aquila and is open to the participation of scholars, activists, cultural activists, citizens and local administrators and administrators. In particular, the topic of urban cultural and creative economies will be addressed from the perspective of those who work in the region and the public value of culture and art for our cities and their community development in the post-COVID era. will be given.


After a brief introduction, Professor Alessandro Crosciata from the Social Sciences Area of ​​GSSI will hold an inaugural lecture entitled “Economics and the Politics of Cultural-Based Urban Regeneration”.

“How to make culture visible in L’Aquila and Abruzzo”, followed by an interactive workshop based on the use of Miro, a non-commercial digital platform created to practice participatory democracy.

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Shortly after 11 a.m. Valeria Pica, GSSI researcher, will coordinate the roundtable “Cultural Projects and Practices as Common Goods of Cities.” Participants: Piotr Heinzelewicz (artist), Marina Minnity (collective Do you recognize me?), Antonella Muzzi (art historian), Giovanna Romano (Hub-C Association) and Emanuele Siroli (180 Emmys Association).

12.15 Thanks to Stories of the Experiences and Practices of the Creative Economy from Below by Mariana D’Ovidio (University of Milan-Bicocca) and Florinda Sava (Farm Cultural Park, Favara) for discussion. The final discussion is as follows.


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