Really well-defined relationships and roles characterize the history of the Villaggio Artigiano Modena ovest.
A well-meaning administration conceived an urban space where people could live and work at the same time: as a providential project, the main idea was based on a clear integration of two distinct dimensions of daily life. This model village stands out as one of the most important part of the city and anticipates many contemporary urban rhetoric: in fact, different ways of living and various spaces of production intertwine the same way Labour and Politics do. Read more
There are many and diverse legacies of the Golden Age in the Italian context. In the Emilia–Romagna case there are primarily a network of industrial clusters and small and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises. Often places are still active, they produce and live although with less intensity and, in some cases, seem to be endangered. Through the study of the events and phenomena, that have involved the West Artisan Village of Modena, we can figure out what possible future have these spaces, but also how it changed and will change their relationship with the city in a time of important transition. Read more