Ogni Capa è ‘nu Tribunale – L’Asilo and its Paradoxes

Since 2012 the Asilo, former headquarters of the Forum of Cultures, has been an open space for shared practices and participatory management of public space, dedicated to culture and civic uses. It promotes different uses of a public good, no longer based on the allocation to a specific private entity, but open to all those subjects working in the field of art, culture and entertainment who, in a participatory and transparent manner, through a public assembly, share projects and cohabit the spaces.

Maria Francesca De Tullio
Maria Francesca De Tullio is a researcher in Constitutional Law (Federico II University of Naples). She also worked at the University of Antwerp, within the project Cultural and Creative Spaces and Cities (www.spacesandcities.com), and fulfilled a research residency at Université Paris 2. She authored a book on Substantial Equality and New Dimensions of Political Participation and one on Rights, Budget Constraints, Economic Recovery between Mirage and Reality. Other main areas of research are counter-terrorism and states of emergency, competition law on the Internet, and the collective dimension of privacy in the age of big data. Finally, she is active in co-research processes with Italian and European commons movements, also in their negotiations with administrations. She is an activist of l’Asilo (www.exasilofilangieri.it) as well as in Italian and European commons movements, with special reference to the creative use of the law. She is also a part of the Feministisation of Politics Collective (https://municipalisteurope.org/fop/). 

Riccardo Buonanno
Riccardo Buonanno is a PhD researcher in Political Ecology at the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra (Portugal) and a commoner of L’Asilo community (Naples – Southern Italy). His research engages political philosophy to see commoning as a process of political and artistic creation questioning human dominion on Being and beings. He focuses on these practices as techniques of collective imagination regarding the doing and the governing of a carnivalesque, cosmic and cyclical temporality. His methodology concerns a deep and participant ethnography as part of the political involvement in processes of commoning.

Silvia Lucia Cohn
Silvia Cohn is a graduate of the Eco-Social Design Master of Unibz and is now living in Napoli where she is an activist of L’ Asilo (www.ex asilo filangieri.it). What drew her both to design and the commons movement is her interest in taking action in the space between community and institutions in a way that mediates their relationship and informs policy from the bottom up. She aims to design projects that utilize public funds while driving alternatives to status quo economic models and policy frameworks in order to shift priorities toward eco-social transformation. 

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