Mine becomes ours: Co-Living and Co-Working together in Basilicata / Italy
What I am going to tell you is about my personal experience. It has been 4 years now that I design collaborative spaces for people that want to work together. I don't call them Co-working, because in my opionion co-working it doesn't mean to collaborate but just to share a space. That's the reason because as an architect I design the office and in the while I facilitate the process in order to get the people involved and create a sense of identity and community. I am from Italy, the north, and one month ago I moved to South Italy, precisely Matera in BAsilicata. All the people asked me the reason of this choice because it represents an offbeat path. Normally young people from Matera go to big cities for university and once they complete their studies they continue to live outside the region. I think this is a great opportunity to me, to live here, in MAtera, because I can share my experience with the locals, to inspire one another and to give them an alternative living model. That's the reason beacuse I have been thinking about opening my house and create a co-living (inviting people from outside the region in order to maximise the sharing) and at the same time create a collaborative space where I can share the space, time, experience and tools with others, minimizing the financial part (we share expenses) and maximising the value and the oppurtunities that together we can build up.