Rome – Teatro Valle Foundation

Source: Vogue Italia
Location Rome
Name Teatro Valle Foundation
Community Level Street / Neighborhood
Sector Urban Cultural Regeneration, Urban Public Goods, Co-Governance
Year of beginning
Who started the initiative (NGO, public administration, association) Citizens
Object The Teatro Valle Foundation was created in 2013 after two years of occupation of the Teatro Valle in Rome, Italy.

With the aim of taking over the abandoned theatre in the center of Rome, and tackling the inertia of public institutions regarding the care and investment in the artistic and cultural sector, this citizens initiative has initiated an innovative process to rethink the way cultural institutions are managed in the city.

Thanks to the contributions of two legal experts, Ugo Mattei and Stefano Rodotà, the Teatro Valle Foundation embodies an alternative legal framework in order to take care of the urban commons outside of the dichotomous private – public management solution.

This solution envisages a participative, horizontal, and cooperative management of urban public goods in order to provide a framework for self-government in partnership and with the support of public and private actors and promote a new idea of citizenship.

Field Urban
Source Website, Teatro Valle Foundation; Labsus,


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Added: 8.06.18