Register: NOV/01/2018, Submit: NOV/01/2018, Eligibility: Architects, artists, designers, creatives; individually, teams, Fee: Free, Awards: 1st Prize 3,000 EUR, 5 Special Mentions
Isola Pepe Verde is a community garden, the result of a collective effort, which was established as an association on Oct 6, 2011 as was required by the City of Milan. It contributes to the development of a new urban culture based on participation and the reclaiming of responsibilities by citizens. The association is non-profit, and its activities cannot be subject to fractions, politics, economics or denominations that conflict with the norms of its statute. Currently, Isola Pepe Verde consists of 20 founding members, 18 board members, 594 members of whom 306 have made their annual renewal. It is born out of the need to give a green space back to the neighbourhood Isola, which for a long time was dominated by the constructions sites of the Porta Nuova development, and is the culmination of citizens’ willpower and experimentation with modes of sharing to define and manage the green spaces of the city.