IDEA

MappiNa – Mappa Alternativa delle Città  (Alternative Map of Cities) is a platform for urban communication built through collaborative mapping, aimed at creating a different image of the city through cultural and operational contribution by its inhabitants.

The project was born as an “Alternative map of Naples” and after a year of stretching in Rome, Milan and Venice Mestre becoming an “Alternative map of the city”

We know that every city has a stereotyped image which is projected outside its boundaries, but sometimes in this respect Naples seems to suffer more than any other city, in spite of the intense creativity of its inhabitants. Mappina’s intention is to intercept the variety of languages used to express the city and facilitate open readings, expressed by the multiple, variable, imaginary, diverse voices heard in the city. Mappina is founded on that hidden texture emerging as a result of the initiatives of its inhabitants, who are co-producers of change playing on experimentation and emotional symbolism, on appropriation and rooting.

To do this, Mappina addresses to the city that produces stories and images and not to the city narrated in books, postcards or travel guides: Mappina talks to people such as students, culture and art professionals etc., who, when watching this city, do not see a postcard or icon image (like a mandolin, a pizza or a Pulcinella), but reinterpret the city image starting from live everyday experience.

An image of city that the project links to the urban culture expressed in street art and street games, in unexpected encounters, in the practices of use of public spaces, in recycled and self-produced street furniture that make comfortable the city (Map of Places), in sounds and voices heard in the streets (Map of Sound), in its undefined spaces and 

abandoned buildings (Map of Unused) and in the possibilities of re-use (Map of Ideas), in the diversity of operators who produce culture and in the multitude of events spreading it (Map of Actor & Event). Anyone can geotag photos, videos , sounds and texts and so contribute to a new collective narrative of the city.

The goal is to reclaim the city’s ability to be a tireless factory of images and imagination, a polyphonic matrix of possible worlds, composing through daily experience a collective map to open a different look; it is an occasion giving you alternative ways to transform the city.

To this end, the project support both online and offline activities.

Open labs trigger light and low-frequency actions on urban spaces. Workshops in audio-visual mapping will be available, with missions and crossings of the space, inviting the public to explore, critically rethink, reclaim and re- imagine these territories as a place of sharing, learning and experience, and maintain and enhance them through a creative and innovative usage, even if only temporarily.

In addition, to stimulate tactics of urban regeneration and support projects of reuse and re-appropriation of urban space, the platform has created the Map of real estate owned (rented or less) georeferenced open data of the City of Naples.

Mappina in Neapolitan is the worn out kitchen rag, used and abused, but useful in the daily usage of those who take care of the house.

It is also, in Italian,  a “little map”.

Building MappiNa is a bit like living in the city.

WHAT

You can join in the map by entering the photographs, texts, videos and sounds on the following categories:
The multiple uses of space, the practices of rediscovery and reappropriation – even momentary – care spaces, experimentation and improvisation in urban space.
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    Street Art - Wall Culture

    The walls as an expression of creativity, the stikers, writers, pircing, stencil, graffiti and post-graffiti, the murals but also the written warnings, the signs.

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    Urban Games – Street Culture e Gammification

    Initiatives that engage the space through the urban culture of shared game, with the art of travel and interpretive move the city with urban jumping, parkour, skate, roller blade, breakdance, street basketball, street games and practice games.

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    Street Forniture

    The chairs and benches made by the inhabitants of the street, the urban décor, signs, signals, elements, new grammars urban and everything that has been designed to make comfortable the city..

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    Only in ...

    In the city you can find the art of running into something by accident, in surprises, discoveries, encounters unpredictable, in unlikely places and in the most surprising: “a place where you’re likely to find something when she is looking for another “.

Listen and build the soundtrack of the city.
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    Sound

    The songs on the road, traffic noise, notices to stations, sirens, silences.

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    Conversation

    Catch the dialogues, discussions, conversations in the bus, the ranks, bus stops, the grocery store, sayings and idioms that characterize neighborhoods.

Your view of the city, with visual notes and short stories.
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    Visual clipboard

    A new view of the architecture of the city.

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    Geoquote

    Short stories about the city, memories, desires, visions.

Abandoned buildings and uncertain spaces, where to realize initiatives, events, installations, experimental actions, temporary appropriation, care practices, re-imagining urban initiatives.
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    Unused buildings

    Ex-something, as public or private buildings, industrial buildings, religious, commercial, residential, military, equipment such as sheds and factories, churches, schools, stations, barracks.

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    Uncertain Spaces

    Brownfield sites, the deserted squares and the streets, the widening indefinite, uncertain places, uncultivated areas and flower beds, the forgotten places in the daily of the city.

Promote an idea, a garden in an uncertain space, a cultural district in an unused building, or even a new travel across the city.
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    Reuse of Uncertain Spaces and Unused Buildings

    Enter a design idea, a proposal for a workshop, joint work, a perspective for the re-use of spaces and / or buildings and which ensures that the activities present in connection.

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    Alternative Travels

    Describe new routes, thematic (linked to maps) or related spatial neighborhoods and their resources.

Are you a trader in the cultural field? You have a space to accommodate initiatives? Are you organizing an initiative? If you are looking for a space or a space you have to accommodate go to Space 2.0
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    Cultural Organization

    Choose one or more sectors (Video – Media, Music, Design – Graphic Design – Advertising Communication, Fashion, Photography, Publishing – Bookstore, Theatre, Dance, Art Galleries, Hub, Other), describe your activities and space on the map.

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    Event

    Enter events, workshops, laboratories, exhibitions, concerts, lectures, movies, shows, meetings, mob, causes and initiatives.

+ PLACES
The multiple uses of space, the practices of rediscovery and reappropriation – even momentary – care spaces, experimentation and improvisation in urban space.
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    Street Art - Wall Culture

    The walls as an expression of creativity, the stikers, writers, pircing, stencil, graffiti and post-graffiti, the murals but also the written warnings, the signs.

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    Urban Games – Street Culture e Gammification

    Initiatives that engage the space through the urban culture of shared game, with the art of travel and interpretive move the city with urban jumping, parkour, skate, roller blade, breakdance, street basketball, street games and practice games.

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    Street Forniture

    The chairs and benches made by the inhabitants of the street, the urban décor, signs, signals, elements, new grammars urban and everything that has been designed to make comfortable the city..

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    Only in ...

    In the city you can find the art of running into something by accident, in surprises, discoveries, encounters unpredictable, in unlikely places and in the most surprising: “a place where you’re likely to find something when she is looking for another “.

+ SOUND
Listen and build the soundtrack of the city.
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    Sound

    The songs on the road, traffic noise, notices to stations, sirens, silences.

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    Conversation

    Catch the dialogues, discussions, conversations in the bus, the ranks, bus stops, the grocery store, sayings and idioms that characterize neighborhoods.

+ STORIES
Your view of the city, with visual notes and short stories.
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    Visual clipboard

    A new view of the architecture of the city.

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    Geoquote

    Short stories about the city, memories, desires, visions.

+ UNUSED
Abandoned buildings and uncertain spaces, where to realize initiatives, events, installations, experimental actions, temporary appropriation, care practices, re-imagining urban initiatives.
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    Unused buildings

    Ex-something, as public or private buildings, industrial buildings, religious, commercial, residential, military, equipment such as sheds and factories, churches, schools, stations, barracks.

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    Uncertain Spaces

    Brownfield sites, the deserted squares and the streets, the widening indefinite, uncertain places, uncultivated areas and flower beds, the forgotten places in the daily of the city.

+ IDEAS
Promote an idea, a garden in an uncertain space, a cultural district in an unused building, or even a new travel across the city.
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    Reuse of Uncertain Spaces and Unused Buildings

    Enter a design idea, a proposal for a workshop, joint work, a perspective for the re-use of spaces and / or buildings and which ensures that the activities present in connection.

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    Alternative Travels

    Describe new routes, thematic (linked to maps) or related spatial neighborhoods and their resources.

+ ATCOR & EVENT
Are you a trader in the cultural field? You have a space to accommodate initiatives? Are you organizing an initiative? If you are looking for a space or a space you have to accommodate go to Space 2.0
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    Cultural Organization

    Choose one or more sectors (Video – Media, Music, Design – Graphic Design – Advertising Communication, Fashion, Photography, Publishing – Bookstore, Theatre, Dance, Art Galleries, Hub, Other), describe your activities and space on the map.

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    Event

    Enter events, workshops, laboratories, exhibitions, concerts, lectures, movies, shows, meetings, mob, causes and initiatives.

HOW

You can participate in Mappina by add pictures, videos, sounds and texts.
  • Login/Inserisci

    Register/Login and then you can enter content

  • Title

    Give a title to your content

  • Andress

    Enter the address with the city (Ex: Via dei Tribunali  Naples). Once you appeared the pointer can move the pointer on the exact location.

  • Category

    Choose the category and if you want to describe the contents and add a tag.

  • Upload Content

    On the same site you can upload photos/video/audio/link

  • Mappinati!

    Welcome on Mappina!