REACTION CITY is a project of social urban innovation for the metropolitan city of Reggio Calabria, whose scientific coordinator is Consuelo Nava and promoted by the lab Pensando Meridiano.
ReActionCity was born as a pilot project in June 2014, ideated by Consuelo Nava and Fabio Mollo, involving 12 "social makers" and more than 20 young "urban makers", with the intention to imagine visions and strategies of social cohesion and urban development related to the communities that inhabit the places, the landscapes and the territories of the metropolitan city of Reggio Calabria, promoting a direct reaction through local projects, with "short actions for long changes" in areas to be regenerated and reactivated. A resilient way of "making the city", building visions and urban agenda through participated initiatives of "creative city" and "city-making", as actions of informal practice and inclusive policies for sustainable urban regeneration and social collective spaces, public-private and community participation.
The actions of the work experience of the "city-lab" in the center and the suburbs of Reggio Calabria have been described in a documentary film self-produced, and directed by Danilo Emo, Edoardo Lio, with the collaboration of Fabio Montesano and supervision of Fabio Mollo.
The project is still spreading and has already been shared with communities, associations and organizations in more than 30 stages of "sharing community".
ReAction City Trailer
The tactic of Reactioncity becomes exportable in the other urban sceneries of city toward Europe 2020, through the times:
– del work education/formation of the makers/protagonists (CITY as INCLUSIVE POLITICAL FORM + CITY as VISION CHANGE)
– del work experience/ short actions and experiences (CITY as INFORMAL REPAIR CULTURE + FROM RC City to COMMON YOUR CITY).
PENSANDO MERIDIANO, acts with Rectioncity with a proactive method of *social innovation cities* and as a permanent tactic “smart and inclusive” in the laboratory of citizenship policies “Città (in)differente” and with opportunities for training and coworking in the permanent lab of innovation Ergosud.
ReAction City is a project that activates the "sharing economy" using collaborative services between the makers and crownfounding activities to support the initiatives.
From pilot project to ReActionCity Woman, project of a confiscated property to the 'Ndrangheta for the creation of a Social Laboratory Sartorial (opened February 3, 2016) for the Coop. SoleInsieme; action born of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Provincial Administration of Reggio Calabria (Equality Councillor Province of Reggio Calabria) -Cooperativa SoleInsieme - Penitentiary of Reggio Calabria - Industrials' Association of Reggio Calabria - Confcommercio Reggio Calabria; Ass.ne Agape, Municipality of Reggio Calabria, Ass.ne Pensando Meridiano (for info, visit or the "Cantiere Evento & Recycle" on this site)
> BOOKLET prog. ReActionCity and ReActionCity Woman >> (read here) <<
>>> Are ongoing actions:
> ReActioncity Challenging_ support project and innovation of civil and urban practices redemption of seized and confiscated goods from the mafia, through practices "Cantiere Event & Recycle" (link). They are starting up activities in support of the implementation of the Innovation Factory and Creativity in Reggio Calabria, FABCITY (link);
> Reazioni Periferiche_ project of urban and social regeneration through removal of waterproofing (resulting in the recovery of soil permeability) of suburban areas in the metropolitan city of Reggio Calabria (launch video link). The action is directed on areas that have high percentages of tarred surface, characterized by deterioration factors due to poor maintenance and marginality as they are not recognized by community residents as places of collective use. is being "reaction device" Piazza Milano, in the southern outskirts of Reggio Calabria, with the project coordinated by Arch. Andrea Procopio and Danilo Emo and with the collaboration of urban makers (G. Cogliandro, AM Lopreiato, C. Saraceno, R. Ferrara, MI Incognito, G. Terranova, C. De Lorenzo, V. Genua, M. Quattrone, C. Giordano, C. Calabrese, E. and A. Barilla - network link) from professional courses of #citymaking and #ruralmaking direted by Pensando Meridiano and the Province of RC (link)
> Public space recycle for resilient and inclusive city_Experimental proposal for urban areas
Action activated by Marco Iero for his Architecture degree in progress (2015)
©The technical and scientific responsibility and the writing of the project ReactionCity is by Consuelo Nava