She (or he) is called Trip and there is one robot conveyor “follow meThat is, it is able to interact in a simple and intuitive way with the user’s movements and not only, and to interpret the complexity of the pedestrian world in real time. In short, it can soon change our lives. ProcidaItalian Capital of Culture 2022, Gita – created by Piaggio Fast forward – appears for the first time to the general Italian public on the sidelines of lectio magistralis entitled “In the beginning was the wheel. The future of mobility” by the American designer Jeffrey Schnappprofessor at Harvard University, a leading figure in digital humanities.
The appointment, the second of “Exercises on the Future”, edited by Innovation Village for Procida Italian Capital of Culture 2022 with the support of the United States Consulate, Naples, is Wednesday, June 22 at. 18.00 in Piazza Marina Grande (free admission, limited number of seats).
But Gita will already be around the island from the morning and concretely demonstrate to the citizens of Procida and tourists how it can promote a “green” revolution in our lives.
“Exercises for the future is a project in line with Objective 9 of UN Agenda 20230, an agenda that inspired the strategic design of the entire Procida Capitale project. – explains the director of Procida 2022, Agostino Riitano – In the next 15 years, infrastructure projects for Billions of dollars are being implemented, so Objective 9 aims to build a robust infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and support innovation. Innovation, as we have repeatedly said, is for us either a social innovation or it is not innovation. therefore, the main challenge we pursue with the Esercizi del Futuro project is to bring scientists, creators of change and philosophers to the places where daily life takes place, so that citizens can increasingly feel involved in the discussions and in the possibilities of building a future. different for future generations “.
And after all, Jeffrey Schnapp’s lectio will be animated by a fundamental question: will car cities continue to be the only possible paradigm for mobility? In response, the designer – along with an interdisciplinary team from Piaggio Fast Forward – put the ongoing changes in the morphology of today’s cities under the magnifying glass in Boston, observing some phenomena that go in exactly the opposite direction of the automotive industry’s traditional assumptions. . The rebirth of cycling and walking, the advent of micromobility, the progressive reduction of motor vehicle access to city centers, the proliferation and expansion of restricted-traffic areas: everything is moving in the direction of the so-called “city of fifteen minutes”.
And from Procida 2022, Schnapp faces new questions and new challenges: What mobility solutions can help the pedestrian city of the future, not to mention environmental sustainability? How can such solutions contribute to the development of cities where one can really strive to live? How do you support the welfare needs of the elderly, which today represent a section of the population still destined to rise in advanced economies?
The appointment coincides and communicates with another Procida 2022 project, “PROCIDA HaC (k) ultura”: on 22 and 23 June, the elaboration of new visions for Procida is expected in a guided listening in the City Council Chamber in Procida Municipality. and discussion pathways between different types of actors (researchers, policy makers, public bodies, companies, etc.) who can help to develop effective questions for the challenges of the hackathon itself, planned in Procida on 15 and 16 October, with the aim of developing integrated territorial solutions centered on small islands and more generally on small villages (program www.procida2022.com).
“These are two interconnected events, activated by the need to trigger, through innovation, processes of change that are capable of responding to the territory’s main challenges: the environment, cultural heritage, mobility,” explains Francesca Cocco, Program Manager. Innovation Village.