Day 1: Reflections on why the Bovisa neighborhood is living a social hiatus with the Politecnico campus, and the reasons behind the overall unpleasant feeling you live in the area. Many ideas, focusing on three themes: food, a gathering place and knowledge sharing. Highlight: the strong necessity for the concept to bring high utility to all the stakeholders involved (students, Bovisa dwellers, local workers/artisans).
Day 2: Decision to open up the focus, in order not to restrain to only the “venue” idea. Discussion on initiatives of social cohesion and networking we were aware of. After this, come back to the first idea, and refinement: not just a place for exchanging ideas, life experiences and knowledge, but also a relaxing , informal and cozy working space.
Moment of stop and ideas recollection after the review with the professors: need of getting the focus back and to separate the working and the mere “socializing” side. Choice of a place that could be a reference for the neighborhood, opened longer than existing shops (maybe 24 hours), giving employment to locals, and access to a multifunctional working space for students. Possibility of eating, drinking, chatting, finding printers, tools and various working materials.
Day 3: In depth plunging into the definition of our idea. Separation of the group in two units: graphic design one, to prepare the material for the video, and on-the-field interview one, to gather insights for the refinement of the concept. Brief brainstorming for deciding the name, which remains a surprise for now. Stay tuned!
Day 4 : Video link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBdqL22Ti7Y&feature=youtu.be