The intent of the workshop “Cantiere Barca” by raumlaborberlin was to establish a space of communication, common activity and discussion with young people from Barca and Bertolla in their neighborhood.
Barca today is a modern suburb of Torino without any significant attractions for the young people living there. The project aims at promoting youth creativity in a place where the conditions of young people are difficult. The goal was to develop with the community a process of re-appropriation and exploitation of urban space.
Starting from the old social centre, with its very questionable qualities, we developed and build different objects (benches, a stage, a soccer field , hiding-places) to turn this common space into a meeting point for the neighborhood. In the building process the youngsters will learned step by step how to handle woodworking tools. Through the process of realising a collective idea the participants experienced that it is possible to make changes in their living environment.
“Cantiere Barca”‘s next step will take place next week (18th – 23th June) in Torino. See you there!