Hubout’s idea was born in 2013 as a result of reflections on the impact of youth policies on local development, matured in the constant and continuous exchange of the Municipality of Cinisello Balsamo with a rather large network of local stakeholders. It was born as a Creative Laboratory but in a short time it transformed. The main guidelines on which the idea of Hubout has developed are based on the debate promoted at national level that combines social innovation actions with local development.
Just as we do when we change home furnishings, because the public space “belongs to us”. Working on and with a territory, promoting cohesion and a sense of community has been the goal of hubout from the beginning. Starting from the artistic production, from the idea of participatory public art, was instead the winning choice that allowed to graft territorial animation processes capitalizing also the skills of the social workers. The participatory process is central, but the final product is equally important and aesthetically beautiful because it is an artisan and artistic product at the same time. Art creates because it frees the creative resources of a territory from the constraint of the norm, of the routine, in the name of the work of genius, of the unique work that does not commit except for the time of its realization. For this reason it cannot be repeated continuously. Forms of maintenance must be found as well as other forms of activation and territorial animation. To give life to unedited connections or to re-establish bonds means to provoke. Public art must provoke confrontation and discussion by promoting the critical sense, driving the sense of initiative that drives people to meet. Listening to the needs of a territory lies at the basis of every community action. With Hubout we wanted to interpret the need as the expression of a desire. We understood and discovered that there was and still is a desire for beauty, care, meeting knowledge and sociability.
Social innovation for social development
Our desire to stimulate the territory to grow and learn by promoting innovative projects and services stems from the awareness of playing an important role in local development. We thus created MakersLab in 2016: the first digital manufacturing laboratory in Lombardy opened in a public library and the second in Italy after Pistoia. A service that is still active thanks to the fruitful collaboration with the CSBNO which has also created, with a view to contaminating knowledge, other manufacturing workshops in libraries in the Milanese hinterland. You an find on this site all the information in the dedicated section. In 2018 we inaugurated the SpazioCofò coworking space, at the Villa di Breme Forno in Cinisello Balsamo. The first public coworking space in the province of Milan. A service still active and managed by a youth association. Also on this service you will find information in the dedicated section. But we have done even more. The SpazioCofò experience has become a good practice, the theme of a partnership with the city of Matera. The partnership project is funded under the “Synergies” notice and aims to replicate the same experience in Matera and go further, introducing experimentation on the development of digital and entrepreneurial skills. Started in March 2020, it will have to achieve the targets set by 31.07.2021.
Angelica Sannicandro, Rosilda Iannuzziello, Mariella Stella and Greta Piliego
Antonio Candela, Stefania Clemente and Raffaele Vitulli
HubOut project is promoted by:
Hubout MakersLab project is managed and implemented by:
Have contributed to the development of the project:
Comune di Fermo, Comune di Matera, MuFoCo, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Associazione Marse, Coop. Il Torpedone, Codici Ricerche, Acli Lombardia, Acli Service, APS Oltrespazio, Dipartimento di Design del Politecnico di Milano, Basilicata Creativa, Generazione Lucana, Provincia di Matera, CSBNO e Associazione Imprenditori Nord Milano.
Artists and creative people involved in the project:
WeMake, Orizzontale, Blauer Hase, Martino Gencki, EXYZT e Spazio Yatta Milano.
Giulia Bellinzona, Arianna Errico, Sabrina Savoca, Jacopo De Gennaro, Elena Malara, Matteo Efrem Rossi, Gaia Deflorian, Elena Rossella Lana, Ilaria Salerio, Luca Santomauro, Francesca Maserati, Chiara Buzzi, Andrea Mantelli, Lucilla Cerioli, Giulia Ricciotti, Teresa De Martin, Andrea Sottocornola, Silvia Ritucci, Cristina Bulessi, Miriana Zanca, Chiara Turati, Carlotta Emma Bergamasco, Giulia Mancigotti, Martina Berlino, Karolina Wargin, Matteo Celeste e Alessia Sergio