C.S. Cantiere Via Monterosa, 84

Unlike other culturally active social centres, the Cantiere is not only concerned with promoting independent art and culture, but also with the problem of housing: it is from its rib that the SMS, Spazio di Mutuo Soccorso, was born in 2013 in Stuparich square, as an occupation of a space abandoned for decades, transformed into residences for families (not for creative young people), but also a boxing gym, a popular university, space for children and a thousand other projects for the community and the neighborhood.

Since 2001, the real and proper Cantiere has stood out in its small villa in Via Monterosa, in front of the greenwashing monument which is the building of the Sole24ore designed by Renzo Piano. Here you eat delicious food, listen to concerts and seminars, participate in book presentations and make active politics.

Translated by @silaskin