the festival of urban regeneration of Manifattura Tabacchi

9-11 June

| Free entry
| Reservations are required for participation in the talks
| Talks will be at the Spazio Festa

@Manifattura Tabacchi – via delle Cascine n. 35

The festival will be held in compliance with current covid regulations

Accessibility, community, welcoming, gender, art and the relationship between man and nature are the key words through which more than 40 Italian and international guests will give content to the restart of urban systems, through the narration of their experiences: from the botanical city to place making, from tactical urbanism to temporary uses, from the city of care to the city of welcome, from the governance of common goods to public-private partnerships.

More than two-thirds of Europe’s population lives in urban areas. Cities are the places where problems emerge, but also where solutions are developed and tested in a large entropic laboratory. Now in its fourth edition, Many Possible Cities, festival born in 2018 and dedicated to urban regeneration, focuses on the restart of urban systems and the critical issues that characterize the post-pandemic era. On the need not only to restart, but to do so through the use of a different operating system able to read and deal with complexity.

From June 9th to 11th, during three days of meetings, talks, an exhibition and an “extra” program, we will explore the themes of the New European Bauhaus: sustainability, inclusion and beauty, declining them in further topics able to represent the prismatic nature of cultural and urban transformations.


Expected guests: 

Leo Valls, professional skateboarder, creator of the concept of skateurbanism (Bordeaux)
Mauricio Garcia, Chief Program and Engagement Officer at Friends of the High Line (New York)
David Martinez Garcia, CEO del Urban Development Institute (Barcelona City Council)
Chris Richmond Nzi, founder of Mygrants
Marie Moïse, activist, doctoral student in political philosophy at the University of Padua and Toulouse II
Azzurra Muzzonigro, architect, founder of Sex and the City Milano and co-author of Milano Gender Atlas
Nicola Capone, professor, political philosopher and PhD at the University of Salerno
Angelica Villa, community organizer at Refugees Welcome
Davide Agazzi, president of Action Aid
Nausicaa Pezzoni, urban planner and author of “The uprooted city, The idea of the city through the gaze and sign of the other”
Antonio Perazzi, writer, botanist, academic and landscaper
Anna Lambertini, professor of Landscape Architecture at DIDA – University of Florence
Lorenzo Balbi, Director of the MAMbo – Museum of Modern Art
Andreco, activist and artist
Orizzontale, collective of architects

Sixteen personalities from the world of culture, art and science will discuss with the audience in four events dedicated to the role of urban regeneration and green in the construction of our cities.


Find out the programme