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Agro Living Labs
(with Cecilia Bonavia and Patrizia Rizzo) The continuous city development and the inexorable loss of agricultural land clashes with the activities of land conservation. The emergency is in the limit that coincides with the element that characterizes the territory: the hydrographic structure. This is also the base for a new agricultural model for the contemporary metropolis. The limit is the exchange place, the ecotone. A flexible membrane, where homogeneous systems intersect and activate new processes through their hybridization. The project identifies three actions of hybridization and exchange, where the spaces for living intersect those of the agricultural and industrial activities, giving rise to new social practices. The 'urban rurality' model is inspired by the 'Living Lab' concept, an innovative exchange platform, that recognizes the contemporary need for sharing the resources made available by the actors of the process.