Posts Tagged ‘Palermo’

The Datathon, originally organized in Palermo and Milan but canceled to counter the spread of COVID-19, will take place online from 6th to April 19th and is aimed at all those who, from the data collected through MUV app, wants to propose your own idea for a new solution or service.

The event, organized by PUSH design lab, is part of the co-planning process that has been involving the community of citizens in more than 12 countries for two years, in order to improve their mobility habits, enhance the data and propose ideas and solutions for new local policies focused on citizens’ needs.

The challenge is free and open to both individuals and teams up to 5 members until April 5th at datathon.muv2020.eu

A prize worth 1000€ will be awarded to the team that will be most voted by the jury of experts.

Two years from the kick-off of our European research project “MUV – Mobility Urban Values” and after more than 30.000 sustainable km done on foot, by bike and by public transports by the athletes who downloaded and use the mobile app, we are excited to announce the launch of the most important challenge: the first Sustainable City Tournament.

Eight teams will compete in this new, exciting, game mode: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Fundao, Ghent, Helsinki, Palermo, Rome and Teresina.

Ten more cities have indeed joined the six pilot cities of the project thanks to the Open Call launched in September 2018.

Among the newcomers, Rome and the Brazilian Teresina have immediately distinguished themselves for their willing to play and try to change the mobility habits of their communities.

The Tournament will start on June 3 and end on July 21. Seven weeks of direct weekly matches in a real sports competition at the end of which the best team will win the title of most sustainable city.

In the first round, Palermo will challenge Barcelona without fear. The athletes of Palermo are in fact many and super competitive as well as the coach of the team, the Mobility Councilor Giusto Catania.

Good luck to all the teams but we definitely support Palermo!

The second Urban Thinkers Campus in Palermo took place from April 6 to 8 at Palazzo Sant’Elia. It was one of the 75 that will happen around the world in 2017.

“Right to the Future”, organized by PUSH in collaboration with the Municipality of Palermo, the patronage of the United Nations and with the support of around 70 international partners and media partners, was aimed to collect proposals and visions for the future of the city and lay the foundation for the translation of the global principles of the New Urban Agenda into concrete actions at local level.

A three-day debate including plenary frontal sessions – Urban Labs – exchange moments with the audience – Urban Thinkers Sessions – interactive co-design workshops – Roundtables – and the first Urban Journalism Academy after the ratification of the New Urban Agenda, coordinated by two representatives of Habitat III and targeted for journalists and communication and media professionals on urban policies.

During the Urban Labs international guests shared best practices experimented in other cities and countries – in Netherlands, Portugal, Israel, Egypt, Cyprus and other regions in Italy – and replicable here in Palermo, while the authors of the best proposals selected by the Steering Committee through the Open Call presented their ideas on the future of Palermo. On April 6 and 7, during the afternoon, there were the three Roundtables on the topics selected by the participants – citizens and representatives of around 30 local organizations – cultural and artistic heritage, public spaces and community living.

The whole Campus has risen a strong interest and participation. More than 200 participants, Palermitans and non, took part to the activities and to the 20 side events around the city during the same week. Around 200.000 users were reached online through the social media channels and the website of the initiative, while more than 1000 followed the online streaming of the conference during the three days.
18 were the countries represented within the Campus.

Furthermore, from April 18 to 22, the Right to the Future Intensive School took place. It was the second edition of the educational programme on service design for urban innovation and it was organized by PUSH in partnership with commonground. The School, sponsored by Fondazione CRT, Confcooperative Sicilia, LUCA School of Arts and Link Campus University, was attended by 16 international students of different age, geographical origin and academic and professional background.
In a five-day full immersion, guided by expert mentors and working in four different teams, the participants elaborated, prototyped and validated concrete proposals for the city of Palermo. Their four projects – on food and traditions, public spaces, tourism and gamification of urban contexts – were presented Saturday April 22 in the context of the Street Food Fest.

The 60 proposals collected through the Open Call, presented by individuals and organizations of 13 different countries, the 10 ideas coming from the Roundtables and the projects developed by the students of the Intensive School will be part of the international publication “Right to the Future: Vision Development Kit for the Future of Palermo” and of a special edition of the magazine UrbanisticaTre.

Thanks to the experience of City as a Service and the participation to the conference Habitat III, PUSH has been selected by the United Nations to organise a second Urban Thinkers Campus.

Right to the Future will take place in Palermo from the 6th to the 8th of April 2017 and it will develop a debate, starting from the principles of the New Urban Agenda, proposing visions for the city over the next years.

The citizens under 35 years of age who want to be part of the Urban Thinkers Campus staff will be able to contribute to the organisation of this international event. We are looking for proactive volunteers who will welcome and give support to the speakers and to all those who take part in the Campus.

Given the international scope of the event, a good knowledge of English is requested for volunteers.

University students will have the chance to request the recognition of CFU credits at their faculty.

Send your application by April 1st by filling out the form below.

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After the successful experience with Borgo Vecchio Factory, PUSH presents Street Art Factory, a brand new website where you can locate street art works, get information on the artists and buy signed art prints and silk screen prints to support local artistic and social projects.
To launch this platform we decided to collaborate again with Poki, the young Catania street artist that one year ago held an art workshop for the children of Borgo Vecchio.
His works will be the first ones on sale, three limited edition silk-screen prints with different illustrations: for every purchased poster, 10 euros will be donated to Emergency. Every 50 sold posters we will organize a poster art workshop for kids in the Emergency Outpatient Clinic in Palermo.
But it is not the only big news: it is now available the first paper map of Palermo street art that we made with the support of our Municipality. A useful tool for tourists and citizens who wants to discover street art works in the city.
We will give it for free on 17th and 18th of December in Sant’Anna Square: we will be there during Palermo Street Food Fest. Come visit us!

On February 20th in 34 different cities of the world will be held the World Information Architecture Day (WIAD). In Italy it will take place in three cities: one of these will be – again – Palermo.

PMO coworking, FabLab Palermo, Open Data Sicilia and PUSH, that organized the past edition, are managing the organization of this event in Sicily.

Because of the ubiquitous nature of information, this year the theme is “Information Everywhere, Architects Everywhere”.

In the “sicilian” edition of WIAD, the speakers will have their speech in the morning (10.30 am – 1 p.m.), while in the afternoon, at 3 p.m., there will be a workshop.

Speakers:

Maria Cristina Lavazza, Information architecht.

Peppe Sirchia, UX Designer

Chiara Curti, Architect

Daniele Bruneo, Web & UX Designer

Betty Chatzisavvidou, UX Designer

The workshop is organized by Andrea Borruso, expert in open data and member of Open Data Sicilia.

The event will be held at the Istituto Euro-Mediterraneo di Scienza e Tecnologia in Via Michele Miraglia 20. In order to participate it is necessary to register at Eventbrite. Find the complete program on www.wiadpalermo.com

PUSH, as an associate member of the World Urban Campaign and its initiative I’m City Changer, has been selected to coordinate the organization of the first Urban Thinkers Campus in Palermo (8th – 9th – 10th October).

The event, hosted by different cities around the world, is promoted by the United Nations, with the aim of sensitizing and creating awarenessamong the citizens on urban issues, and prepare the contents to be presented during the conference Habitat III (Quito 2016). The Campus is designed as an open space for workshops and seminars, an opportunity to share and promote positive urban transformations.

PUSH is searching for under 35 volunteers for the daily organization of the Campus. We need someone who can greet and support all the participants that will attend the event in Palermo from all over the world. For this reason it is requested a good knowledge of English.

It will be a unique training opportunity: students will also have the chance to ask for CFU for their academic path.

Apply by September 25th: use the form below or write us on cityasaservice@wepush.org


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Grandi novità sul fronte di trafficO2: l’app che premia gli spostamenti sostenibili è approdata anche a Milano e Roma.

Dopo aver ricompensato l’eco-sostenibilità degli studenti palermitani, l’app ha aperto la sfida anche a tutti gli utenti della Capitale e del capoluogo lombardo; non solo agli studenti, ma anche a chi si sposta quotidianamente per andare al lavoro decidendo di farlo rispettando l’ambiente: a piedi, in bici, condividendo i mezzi (auto e moto) e prendendo i mezzi pubblici.

Tre quindi le community in gioco: Palermo Connection, Roma Capoccia e Mia Bela Madunina.

Ogni community partecipa alla propria Sfida Generale e  alle sotto-sfide dedicate alla tipologia di mezzo scelto o del percorso fatto, per le quali potrà vincere dei badge, altra novità dell’app.

Gli utenti delle tre communities poi si sfidano nel Campionato Italiano, che premierà l’utente che tra tutte e tre città avrà accumulato più punti: un riconoscimento virtuale ma comunque apprezzabile!

Novità anche tra i premi: per i primi classificati delle sfide di Milano e Roma un volo a/r per Palermo, i gadget firmati trafficO2 per i secondi e terzi classificati.

Per gli utenti di Palermo premi-esperienze offerti da partner dell’associazione: dal laboratorio creativo con Edizioni Precarie al co-working di PMO, dalla lezione di cucina con lo chef Cammarata al corso di stampa 3D del FabLab, le sorprese sono tutte nuove e da scoprire.

È ancora possibile registrarsi e partecipare alla Secret Challenge, che durerà fino al 27 luglio.
Per ogni community è stato predisposto un gruppo di assistenza su Facebook:

Roma: http://on.fb.me/1GpjkcN
Milano: http://on.fb.me/1TNcnez
Palermo: http://on.fb.me/1J4rdYc

Tutte le info e i regolamenti sono disponibili sul sito traffico2.com.

 

Giovedì 28 maggio 2015 nella Sala delle Capriate di Palazzo Steri PUSH, in una conferenza stampa, ha presentato i risultati ottenuti dalla sperimentazione di trafficO2. L’app, serious game per la mobilità sostenibile, è stata sviluppata nell’ambito del progetto “Smart Cities and Communities and Social Innovation” promosso dal Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca.

Durante la conferenza stampa è stata raccontata la nascita del progetto, il suo sviluppo, e i dati che raccontano il cambiamento delle abitudini degli utenti che hanno giocato con l’app. Nel successivo dibattito si è discusso sullo stato della mobilità sostenibile a Palermo, delle possibilità date dal car e bike sharing e della necessità da parte delle pubbliche amministrazioni di abbracciare nuovi strumenti per incentivare gli spostamenti sostenibili.

Il dibattito, moderato il dibattito Tony Siino, blogger Rosalio – il blog di Palermo, ha visto gli interventi di:

– Ignazio Vinci, Professore di Urbanistica presso l’Università degli Studi di Palermo

– Marcello Marchese, responsabile del progetto Car Sharing Palermo

– Valentina Russo, Consulente dell’Assessorato Regionale Mobilità e Trasporti

Salvatore Di Dio, direttore di PUSH.

Sono inoltre intervenute Sarah Catalano, rappresentante di Officine Achab e Laura Malleo di Perciasacchi, che hanno riportato le proprie importanti testimonianze come partner del progetto trafficO2.

Infine i Super User Antonio Garofalo, Stefano Palma e Lorenzo Sanseverino hanno preso la parola per raccontare la propria esperienza con l’app. È stata anche l’occasione per premiare tutti i tester che hanno vinto l’ultima SUVChallenge.

La conferenza è stata organizzata dall’Associazione no profit PUSH con il patrocinio dell’Università degli Studi di Palermo.

Su Facebook è possibile vedere la gallery fotografica dell’evento e delle premiazioni.

Dopo aver “invaso” la GAM e il Teatro Massimo, PUSH – in collaborazione con Iride_ work in pixel – torna a organizzare un’invasione digitale a Palermo.

Quest’anno è la volta di Villa Malfitano – Fondazione Whitaker, residenza dell’imprenditore di origine inglese Joseph Whitaker.

L’invasione è prevista per domenica 3 maggio 2015 e consisterà in visite guidate all’interno della palazzina tardo ottocentesca. Sarà inoltre possibile visitare il magnifico parco circostante.

La Fondazione provvederà a offrire ai partecipanti dei percorsi guidati, fruibili al prezzo speciale per l’occasione di 4 euro.

Cominciando con una colazione all’inglese, offerta dall’associazione PUSH nel porticato della palazzina, si potranno visitare le stanze del piano terra che contengono una ricchissima varietà di oggetti antichi e spettacolari: una collezione di arazzi fiamminghi del XVI secolo, una coppia di elefantini in smalto cloisonné provenienti dal palazzo imperiale di Pechino, un clavicembalo settecentesco recentemente restaurato, collezioni di porcellane, ventagli, coralli trapanesi del Seicento e Settecento, quadri dell’Ottocento siciliano e una rara specchiera veneziana del Sei-Settecento.

Per chi volesse prendere parte all’Invasione, l’appuntamento è dalle 10.30 alle 14.30 in Via Dante 167 al grido di #acasaWhitaker.

Le visite partiranno ogni 30 minuti. Potrete quindi già prenotare la vostra visita scaricando il ticket su Eventbrite con la fascia oraria preferita.

I partecipanti – muniti di smartphone, tablet, macchina fotografica o videocamera – potranno condividere i loro post della pacifica invasione della Villa Malfitano – Fondazione Whitaker sui principali canali social come Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest e Youtube, utilizzando l’hashtag #acasaWhitaker, #invasionidigitali e #colazioneMalfitano.

Instagramers Palermo e la community Social Influencer Palermo saranno partner dell’Invasione #acasaWhitaker. Vi invitiamo pertanto il giorno dell’evento ad aggiungere alle vostre foto anche il tag #igerspalermo, hashtag ufficiale della community nostrana di Instagramers.

I contenuti saranno aggregati sul portale principale Invasioni Digitali utilizzando l’hashtag #invasionidigitali e, a livello locale, attraverso il più specifico #acasaWhitaker e #siciliainvasa2015.

Per qualsiasi informazione potete scrivere a comunicazione@wepush.org.

Last Saturday an eight-hour marathon was held at Sala delle Lapidi of Palazzo delle Aquile in Palermo, with nine speakers talking about this year’s WIAD topic: “Architecting Happiness”.

Great interest was shown by the general public, professionals in the field, and people intrigued by the topics discussed. The task of “Information Architecture” is to connect contents and users, organizing information so make it accessible and easy to understand, in order to improve the final users’ experience. Anthropology, Marketing, UX Design are just a few of the interconnected disciplines involved.

Our approach to WIAD has been of having Palermo familiarize with topics and experiences of international import: to mention but a few, Eugenio Menichella spoke of the “emotional return” of sport companies’ and institutions’ investments, and Stefano Dominici carefully analyzed the relations between stakeholders and clients.

The event was a success also online: over 200 access of the live streaming and an all day long bustling live tweeting at the hashtag #wiadpalermo.

Lunch-break was an occasion to express how one can architect happiness through food: during the street food tour, organized in collaboration with StrEat Palermo Tour, a large group of participants was accompanied through the streets and alleys of the old town, between a sweet-wine and cheese aperitivo in the old Arab market of the Vucciria and a full street-food meal with local gastronomic delicacies.

We are all very satisfied for having brought WIAD in Palermo for the first time, and this encourages us to bring in the city new and stimulating adventures.

A special thanks go to all the supporters of the event: Banca Nuova, The Information Architecture Institute, Architecta – Società Italiana di Architettura dell’Informazione, AMG Print, B&B l’Olivella, Edizioni Precarie, and Tenute Orestiadi.

For all those who missed WIAD, or would like to listen again some of the talks, they have all been uploaded on our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/wePUSHvideo

Sabato 27 dicembre, nell’ambito del progetto “Natale con i Miei” promosso dall’associazione culturale “90100”, PUSH parteciperà all’evento “La festa del giardino incantato” che si terrà nel Carcere Borbonico Ucciardone di Palermo. L’intera manifestazione è dedicata a un tema molto delicato: la possibilità, da parte dei figli dei detenuti, di poter celebrare le festività natalizie insieme ai propri genitori.

Come ricorda l’associazione “90100”,  per la prima volta in Europa e in Italia il 21 marzo scorso il Ministro della Giustizia e il Garante per l’Infanzia hanno firmato “La Carta dei figli dei genitori detenuti”. Un Protocollo d’Intesa che riconosce formalmente il diritto dei figli minorenni di persone detenute alla continuità al proprio legame affettivo con il proprio genitore durante la detenzione, così come sancito dall’articolo 9 della Convenzione ONU dei Diritti dell’Infanzia e dell’Adolescenza.

La manifestazione “Natale con i Miei”, finanziata dal Comune di Palermo, durerà dal 23 dicembre al 6 gennaio e prevede l’allestimento – nell’area verde del carcere – di un “Giardino di Babbo Natale“, uno spazio decorato in modo fiabesco e natalizio che sarà fruibile dai bambini e dalle mamme in visita ai detenuti del Carcere Ucciardone, come ludoteca e spazio aggregativo.

Sabato 27 dicembre questo giardino ospiterà 100 bambini figli di persone detenute, che potranno trascorrere con i propri genitori una mattina speciale, ricca di iniziative che li coinvolgeranno – con entrambi i genitori – in attività ludiche e creative. 

PUSH sarà presente per testimoniare con un fotoreportage l’evento e per supportare la manifestazione, di grandissima importanza per la città di Palermo.

Ulteriori informazioni sono disponibili sul sito del Comune di Palermo.

Another success for Palermo On Tour: this app, which allow the planning of geo-localized touristic itineraries depending on the at one’s disposition, has won the second prize of “ApPalermo, Palermo Open Data Contest”. 

The contest was launched by Palermo Municipality with the objective of promoting the development apps based on Open Data provided by the Municipality itself. As a consequence, the public could have an easier access to a massive deal of information and the number and quality of the digital services for the citizens and the tourists could improve.

Palermo On Tour that besides creating customized intineraries, provides useful information to the tourists and can be also accessed offline, lived up to the competition, winning the second prize: 5,000 EUR that will be reinvested to improve the app functionality. On the website of Palermo Municipality it is possible to access to the list of prizewinners.

 

The app Palermo On Tour has recently worn the Mob App Awards 2014 in the category Travels and Tourism and also the first prize at the Android App Festival. 

 

The app is available for Android and downloadable for free on Play Store.

 

On 22-24 October in Milan will be held Fieramilanocity SMAU, an event dedicated to technology and innovation. MIUR will be present in the Open Innovation area together with the fourteen winners of the competition “Smart Cities and Communities and Social Innovation”.

The fourteen innovative projects will be presented in a dedicated exhibiting space in order to promote their business ideas and projects, exchange information, and network. Among these, trafficO2, the market-based social computing project for the mobility of urban communities developed by PUSH.

During the three-day event, more than twenty educational workshops will be held by

instructors, analysts, experts in funding for businesses and startups, smart working, open innovation, crowdsourcing, and much more.

 

Finally on Friday 24 October at 1 pm the innovative projects regarding Smart City and Social Innovation, including trafficO2, will be introduced in only 90 seconds in a speed pitching moderated by Emil Abirascid.

On Friday 17 and Saturday 18 at Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa in Palermo will be held Nuove Pratiche Fest, created and organized by CLACand :duepunti on behalf of Palermo Municipality within the program of “Cantieri del Contemporaneo”. At the core of this event there is a reflection on the theme of cultural innovation and therefore the operators in this field have been invited for a series of encounters and debates. During the festival there will be a workshop entitled “To be or not to be (vogliamo vivere)” to which PUSH, represented by Giorgia TeresiandAlessia Torre will take part. In this workshop, curated by Sociolab, cultural operators and social innovatorsi will meet to discuss various topics, such as the relation between the private and public sectors in the cultural ambit, the cultural entrepreneurship, or the new forms of sustainability. These exchanges aim at the elaboration of some prompts for the discussion in the final round-table.

The participation to the workshop is free but registration is mandatory. Free admission for all the other events in the program, which can be browsed online here.

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