Giulia Fiocca (IT) | Stalker

feet giuliaPrimavera Romana - Walking for a U Turn: Common Design Practices for Social Change

PrimaveraRomana (primaveraromana.wordpress.com) is a common design project activated by Stalker in order to generate and share social knowledge and awareness on urban changes. This by sharing, with more and more people, the experience of walking across and mapping in common the changes of the contemporary Roman post urban territories.

The project implies a search of new practices, poetics and politics of coexistence within the emerging beyond-city dimension, a search for social change in collaboration with social and environmental movements, local communities, associations, researchers and artists.

Giulia Fiocca (IT)

Giulia Fiocca is part of Stalker, a collective subject, found in 1995, that engages research and actions within the landscape with particular attention to the areas around the city's margins and forgotten urban space, abandoned areas or regions under transformation that are referred to here as "Actual Territories."

In may 1999, together with the Kurdish community in Rome, Stalker squatted an abandoned slaughterhouse complex in Rome, Campo Boario, naming it "Ararat", in order to experiment a new shape of contemporary public space, based on the acceptance and hospitality. Since 2002, Stalker promotes an interdisciplinary research network named Osservatorio Nomade. The network is (re)shaped for every site of research or action. Projects in Rome include Primaveraromana (2009-on going), Suilettidelfiume (2007), Campagnaromana (2006) and Immaginare Corviale (2003 – 2005). Other projects occurred along lines of movement, such as the via Egnatia from Rome to Istanbul (2003 – 2004) or a journey across the Roma world from Rome to the former Yugoslavia, with Campus Rom (2008).

Stalker promotes interventions based on the spatial practices of exploration, listening, relation and on creative interactions with the environment, its inhabitants and their "archives of memories". These processes aim to generate social and environmental relations that are self-organised and evolve over time. The sensitive and dynamic mapping of territories and communities generated through these processes remains easy to access. These interventions promote knowledge sharing, collaborative projects and raise the awareness of communities towards their territory and their cultural environment.

www.stalkerlab.org

www.osservatorionomade.net