The variety of experiences of collaborative mapping, with creation and voluntary sharing of geographic information quantitative (open data) and qualitative (images, documents, videos) describing a territory of innovation based on the interaction, exchange and network building of widespread knowledge.
In particular, the collaborative mapping occurs, more and more, as a global phenomenon capable of:
capture the experience and knowledge of more widespread territorial urban issues (tangible and intangible cultural resources, public assets unused, urban regeneration and urban actors, emergencies and disasters and other memories post);
promote new forms of governance (organized in open systems but not hierarchical);
organize the interaction in the public space (renewing the actual size from the virtual one and vice versa);
support new forms of sharing economy (based on the exchange and interaction on urban issues, including on the use of open data).
A field experience in Italy shows the combination of the practical mapping community assets on mapping the abandoned buildings and available to temporary reuse and active policies for common goods based on social interaction and active participation of citizens in decision-urban. In dialogue or included within such policies the practices of collaborative mapping appear to strengthen and enhance processes aimed at active citizenship participation, joint planning and collaboration in projects of temporary reuse and urban regeneration with economic revitalization.
In this context, the laboratory of Biennal of Pubblic Space 2015 involves both the experiences of mapping of public property (land and buildings) and temporary initiatives of urban reuse. The aim is to explore and reflect on:
repertoires and the ways in which trigger the practice of reuse through the use of maps;
relationships and dynamics between the active administrative experiences and those born button up;
the contributions that such experiences can make in building a renewed urban governance and the activation of dynamic social innovation.