PICCOLI SPAZI DA TRATTARE CON GENTILEZZA / SMALL SPACES TO TREAT WITH KINDNESS
Mapping of public spaces, Milan, 2008 – 2013
What the small places to treat with kindness are?
They are “waste spaces”, apparently without any quality, small public spaces inside the city, but big enough to result a resource for the neighborhood; they are still recognizable, but unused or neglected. Everyone can daily see them without realizing how little they are livable and how little it could take to make them welcoming.
Even if the public space of Milan often lacks of quality, the city is full of these small places, that it is worth recognizing, identifying and mapping.
What does it mean “treat with kindness”?
It means take care of these spaces as good “landladies”, with small gestures and acts, micro events able to underline and improve their wordless qualities.