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Special event / International online seminar

Festival Event


From 11 November 2021 to 14 November 2021


Bologna (Italy)


28 November 2021



The second edition of the Film Festival Urban Visions included several online activities, with the engagement of artists and international scholars.

In regard of the theme “A-Place/Resilient Communities”, City Space Architecture organized an international online seminar “Empowering Resilient Communities. Knowledge transfer and capacity building”, hosted by the Italian Pavilion of the 17th Architecture International Exhibition Venice Biennale "How will we live together?", with the participation of international scholars, experts, artists, and a representative from UN-Habitat, Regional Office for Africa.

The recorded webinar is available on the Facebook page of the event.




Empowering Resilient Communities. Knowledge transfer and capacity building

International online seminar

17th Architecture International Exhibition Venice Biennale "How will we live together?"

12 November 2021 / Italian Pavilion


AFTERNOON |  14.00 – 17.00 CET

14.00 – 14.15
Welcome address / Moderator
Luisa Bravo, City Space Architecture, Italy


14.15 – 15.15
Italian case studies from URBACT
Simone d’Antonio, National URBACT Point for Italy - ANCI (Italian Association of Cities and Municipalities)


Other Italian case studies
Hortus Acri, presented by Pino Scaglione
Zen°Zero, presented by Flora La Sita and Vivian Celestino
La Chabrochanto, presented by Fabrizio Aimar with Lo Puy
Sub>Urban Reinventing the fringe, presented by Salvatore Napolitano and Annie Attademo


Italian case studies from the Biennial of Public Space in Rome
Pietro Garau, Italian Institute of Urban Planners (INU)


15.15 – 15.30
European perspectives
Maurice Harteveld, TU Delft, Netherlands


15.30 – 15.45
American perspectives
Jeffrey Carney and Carla Brisotto, Florida Institute for Built Environment Resilience (FIBER), USA


15.45 – 16.20
Resilient Communities, short film competition
Film Festival Urban Visions. Beyond the Ideal City  

promoted by City Space Architecture and A-Place
Introduction by Luisa Bravo


Art and creative perspectives
Jacek Ludwig Scarso, London Metropolitan University, CREATURE (The Centre for Creative Arts, Culture and Engagement), United Kingdom

The disappearance of places (short film), presented by Flavio Mancuso, Simeri Laboratorio Urbano


16.20 – 16.50
Mathias Spaliviero, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)
Regional Office for Africa (ROAf)


16.50 – 17.00
Final comments and remarks



Young and experienced architects and designers, public space activists, placemakers from academia, industry and government.

Resilience experts, film studies scholars and non-expert urban users.