From London to Calabria: The revolution passes from southern Italy
From London to Calabria to repopulate, even if temporarily, a village on the road to abandonment. This is the goal of the La Rivoluzione delle Seppie association, which for years has focused on a new model of life and collective work. In Belmonte Calabro, where cell phones have no line and where houses are empty most of the year, 15 architecture students from London Metropolitan University have moved for 3 months since October. Here the lockdown will also pass, in a dimension that they would never have imagined. Working together in the "Casa di Belmondo" coworking space and practically living together, with part of the association's fellows, they created a security bubble that allows them a normality that would be unthinkable elsewhere. Nobody enters the group if they do not carry out the necessary checks, quarantines or swabs, as in a football team, and so you continue to work and study remotely without giving up continuous confrontation and socialization. An experiment that has been going on for years, accelerated by the Covid emergency which has shown that it is necessary to rethink our lifestyle.