A series of punctual interventions along the territory provide platforms for life in common. The Casali, which derive from the type recurrent in the Roman Agro, and the Cippi, deriving from the homonymous Roman milestones, are placed according to a structuring soft grid that is superposed to the settlement according to its pre-existing elements. The Casali host food storages, shared kitchens and dining areas, libraries, childcare facilities, clinics, and other public amenities. They become central communal spaces for each of the commoning units.
The Casale is designed in modules which enable its ad hoc expansion as the community grows. The Cippi, are spread along the fields as confetti, hosting agricultural and public uses or gravitate towards the river, marking a new ritualized relationship of the inhabitants of Martellona with the landscape.
Wasteland Advanced Studio with Pier Vittorio Aureli and Emily Abruzzo. Critics: Esther da Costa Meyer, Angelo Bucci, Tatiana Bilbao, et al. Collaboration with Sunny Cui. Spring 2019.