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xm24, Bologna. Defensive urbanity

In Bologna, Via Fioravanti divides the nineteenth century district of the Bolognina from the Mercato Navile site (thirty acres of the city that have been abandoned for thirty years). Xm24 is a squat that occupies, with some cultural and sport associations, the sequence of spaces along the old entrance of the Mercato Navile. This sequence of facilities sets a clear boundary between the city and the continuous fence of the site. Along Via Fioravanti, for thirty years, the city ends up in a swarming of activities that offers day and night facilities and services to the city. These facilities are the city. They are partly hostile to the changing but they also show the strenght to resist a project that includes little differences and conflicts.

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