They came from Harvard and created a square where there was a wasteland
Stefano Romagnoli and Soledad Patiño are graduates of the Faculty of Architecture, Urbanism and Design of the National University of Cordoba (UNC). He just completed a master’s degree in landscape architecture from HarvardUniversity, United States. She, as a Fullbright Fellow, holds a master’s degree in architecture and urban design at that prestigious institution in the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, on the east coast of that country.
Both are 26 years old and have been boyfriends since the time of students. In addition to love and profession, they share a vocation of solidarity. “The desire to contribute to building a better country and society for all, from the bottom up.”
This is the answer they gave spontaneously, almost in unison, when asked what led them to accept, without hesitation, the technical direction of a project to transform a dusty moor from the Atalaya Cooperative neighborhood — in the postponed area of Argüello, in the northwest of the city of Córdoba— in a square full of life and colors for the boys of the The 5 Angelitos snack.
The original idea is I love my place. It is a social entrepreneurship that proposes projects for the revaluation, recovery, activation and sustainability of public spaces in vulnerable sectors, in a collaborative way.
“ Let’s go back to playing squares. For the children we were, for the children we are, for the children who will come.” That is the goal that inspires and encourages the volunteers of that non-governmental organization. Pablo Gigena and Orlando Lenzina are their main battering ram. They seek to break down the walls of exclusion and oblivion.
“ Our collaboration with this project arose from an invitation from Yo amo mi plaza and the Hillel Argentina Foundation,” Romagnoli said.
“ As UNC graduates, and with our experience at Harvard, we do not hesitate to join the Plaza 5 Angelitos project. As a way to contribute to the development and construction of a better and fairer country,” Soledad reinforced.
They both put the body and the talent. With the same determination with which they carry out research in Argentine Patagonia on tidal energy (electricity obtained from the tidal use) and the socio-environmental impact of fracking in Vaca Muerta.
Participatory design is the strategy used in this collective enterprise. In it, both children and adults for
Curiosa e impaciente, investiga y no se queda quieta. Redactora por oficio y por vocación, conoce un poco de todo y se especializa en pocas cosas.
You may also like
You can do the Good Way without T.A.C.C??
I will tell you how we can survive this beautiful experience of Santiago de Compostela.
The Viper Juanita
A brown suitcase, an easel, a board and a snake inside another suitcase.
Where does the enmity between Argentina and Brazil come from?
Where does that enmity with Brazil come from? The origin would seem to be football, but there are other theories.
Do we like being Argentinian?
Do you like being Argentine? What would you answer if someone asked you that question? Argentina for Argentines is one
Robledo Puch: the biggest serial killer in the country
Robledo Puch: the “Black Angel” who had already committed 11 homicides under 20 years of age.