Piccolo America – Ex Cinema America

Ex Cinema America

Image source : https://piccoloamerica.it

Country Italy
City Rome
Name Piccolo America – Ex Cinema America
Date 2012
Description of the project Cinema America, closed for bankruptcy since 1999, was completely abandoned and in ruins for years. In 2002 it was purchased to obtain twenty mini luxury apartments and a garage. But on November 13, 2012, when the Junta Alemanno is about to give the ok to the work, the occupation began. In the following eighteen months, volunteers have redone the roof, gutters, floors, electrical system. A library and a study room were created. Thanks to this support, the occupants pushed the Municipality and the Region to take a step forward: the candidacy of America as an asset of cultural interest. Lots of cultural events were happening there, for instance the San Cosimato arena, with outdoor screenings. Despite all this, the cinema was closed.

This collaborative community has created a form of management of the shared resource that is environmentally, economically, socially, and culturally sustainable to ensure its use by the entire community.

Urban Co-Governance Strong
Enabling State Moderate
Pooling Moderate
Experimentalism Strong
Tech Justice Strong
Project Website https://piccoloamerica.it
References, sources, contact person(s) Interview, studycase,

I ragazzi del Cinema America – Associazione Piccolo America

Contact : info@piccoloamerica.it

Via Natale del Grande, 6, 00153 Roma trastevere, Roma 00153 Italia


Posted on

July 26, 2018