InOltre: a space for inclusion and care, a place for social entrepreneurism in the suburbs
2018 - 2020
The InOltre project (In quartiere / Oltre i margini – in the quarter, beyond the margins) aims to create a new “centre” in the city of Baranzate dedicated to culture, services and social entrepreneurism. To sustain a new growth phase, in which the community plays a leading part and creates its own past the change, and project beyond the boundaries of the quarter
a model of regeneration based on welcome, solidarity and a multicultural nature. In 2018, thanks to a donation by Diana Bracco, the La Rotonda Association bought the industrial building in via Fiume which already for eight years had housed activities in favour of the community of Baranzate: distribution of essential goods, spaces dedicated to social activities and socialising.
The building, which has been restored with contributions from companies and private individuals, will house, once finished: • Agorà: a space for producing culture, promoting citizen participated initiatives, countering lack of education and enlarging the confines of the local community. • The social tailoring workshop "Fiori all'Occhiello": active since 2014, it creates concrete job opportunities based around the abilities of men and women from faraway countries. • The solidarity boutique: a space for food culture active since 2006. To assist poorer families, while preserving their dignity and autonomy. • La Rotonda Association: a place of integration for promoting educational experiences and fieldwork to facilitate operations.
The first stone was laid on October 4, 2019 in the presence of Mons. Mario Delpini, Don Paolo Steffano, Diana Bracco, Paolo Barilla and the community of Baranzate.
Bracco Foundation worked alongside the La Rotonda Association in the city of Baranzate, the most multiethnic in Italy, from 2016 developing various projects over time including “beyond the margins”, focusing on health and work, “Kiriku - Inclusion school” countering lack of education, developed with a network of partners. InOltre is the latest intervention rooted in the fabric of the city.