The potential of neglected places. IN LOCO: the widespread museum of abandonment


The case-study analysed and discussed in this paper, IN LOCO – The Widespread Museum of Abandonment, offers an example of urban and cultural regeneration project as driver for economic, environmental and social development. The project has been designed as a process of permanent urban and cultural regeneration of abandoned places with the aim to raise an awareness and cultural knowledge on these forgotten places, and to connect them through a series of itineraries that testify the social, cultural and economic evolutions of a territory and a society in a permanent state of transition. Furthermore, the paper presents how, with the support of the EU research project gE.CO, the contents and tools of IN LOCO have the ambition to build a platform capable to trigger effective processes of place-making, participation and finally regeneration for city-makers, local communities and public administrations.


Urban regeneration, temporary use, cultural heritage, generative commons

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