Vegetable gardens, terrace and bar: “moved” in Trotter Park

Middle among the multi-ethnic of about Padua and the fermentation of about Giacosaa road fully built and the renewed living things of what is now the new Nolo district (send acronym of Anglophone North of Loreto), den Trotter Park it seeks its own identity. Hippodrome from 1800 to 1920, then a school with boarding school for “weak” children with tuberculosis risk, today the green lung of City Hall 2 there is a lot: a neighborhood school surrounded by trees, a communal park, which is open to the public during the graduation period and even “moved” in a few days.

This is the name of the new community point of The city aroundthe Cariplo Foundation program, in collaboration with the municipality of Milan, which aims to improve the quality of life and create “new geographies” of the city in unused places or in a state of disrepair that involves the inhabitants of fragile urban contexts.

“Moved” at Trotter Park, the Project

Getting back into new life is the former boarding school of Trotter Park, a complex of 2,400 square meters with 4 pavilions, garden, vegetable gardens and terrace accessible from via Mosso, a not quite idyllic corner from via Padova. To give the structure a soul, the social cooperatives and cultural associations that have gathered in the temporary business association since 2018 to develop a “vision” that has “materialized”.

Engaged in social planning led by the leader The Olinda factory (formerly responsible for the redevelopment of the premises of the former Paolo Pini Psychiatric Hospital in Milan), I am the Common Social Society which conducts pedagogical interventions for the benefit of children and families in difficulty, the Training Service Center which deals with school and occupation Education for adults who are excluded, and the cultural associations Ludwig and Salumeria del Design.

About the policy and the proper attribution of the planning – well represented at the cutting edge of the Deputy Mayor of the Municipality of Milan Anna Scavuzzoby the President of Cariplo Giovanni Fosti Foundationand by the President of The Olinda Factory, Thomas Emmenegger – to fully understand what happens with “moving” it will be necessary to wait a little longer. Sure now there is a bar open from 7.30 to 1.00 at night, furnished with the open source design of Enzo Mariwhere baristas and social workers work side by side at the counter, and a pizzeria where the dough is prepared with half-wholemeal craft flour and nutmeg.

The recycled room, the showroom, the common kitchen which is also used for the preparation of dishes from the restaurant menu, which will soon be next to that of the pizzeria, and the places reserved for meetings and trainings are ready to use. For everyone welcome the social concierge where listening will be priority because “Moves”say its promoters, “it’s a versatile place that explores differences and shortens distances, where inclusivity is the beginning of a growth path and aspirational skills that are trained every day.”

“Mosso” at Parco Trotter, Interview with Luca Rossetti

“Mosso is a place where a game of balance is necessary, because it is not intended as a place that brings people inside, but as a place that opens in two neighborhoods: via Padua on one side and Nolo on the other. others “. To say it is Luca Rossetti which has moved to the Common Cooperative with the planning and management of community relations point.

What is the logic that drives Comin’s activities to “move”?
“Make projects on housing, security and social cohesion, for a dialogue between citizens, associations and local institutions, in this case Commune and Commune 2. We are already discussing with the Department of Participation in a pact of cooperation for the” management ” from the route of via Padova in which it falls moved functionally to a dialogue with those who live in this neighborhood, whose problematic aspects are also certainly connected, can not be ignored.

How would you work in this sense?
“Trying to be a bridge between the neighborhood communism that deals with these issues and the institutions to get concrete results that are not equivalent to us militarizing the street, but the social and cultural activities in the yard and housing construction spread. ” .

Could this not trigger a gentrification process by putting the residents you want to help in trouble?
“It goes without saying that property values ​​have risen. That’s a value at the same time, but we’re trying to understand with the municipality what can be done to calm rents. We also want to launch European projects in private spaces that address these issues. The two concepts we are working on are: urban regeneration and human regeneration, because our goal is to keep those who already live in the neighborhood alive. Our project is not “for” the neighborhood, but “with” the Neighborhood designed ».

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