Stelle del quartiere is aimed at telling the story of Cascina Cuccagna and its surroundings collecting the memories of its main characters: people living and working there. With this project we hope to start an archive of information about the quarter, to introduce the inhabitants of the quarter to each other, to make them think of the developments of the neighbourhood.
The collection of information will take place in three different ways.
-a mobile unit that will meet people in the street, in parks, associations, shops in the surrounding of the Cascina starting from Friday, the 6th of April. The “Stars of the Neighbourhood” will be portrayed, interviewed, then represented on playing cards that people will read, collect and exchange. The cards will be distributed with shopping bags at the Shops and Restaurants of the Cascina.
-a temporary photographic studio held at Cascina Cuccagna during the Public Design Festival. During the Festival we would like to involve also some engaged neighbors to talk with guests about their experiences (i.e. living libraries).
-an open archive where people is invited to share their old and recent pictures of the neighborhood, memories, thoughts, recipes, … : one digital in form of a blog and one analogue in form of a pinboard at Cascina Cuccagna.