Self Made Urbanity – research (SMU-research)

Roma, Italy


The transdisciplinary and international group SMU-research was set up in 2009 as a result of the encounter between people belonging to different disciplines - at the boundaries of art and scientific research, tied together by their common interest in issues such as informality and urban self-organization. In the recent years, the group has focused on several activities organizing, writing and taking part to conventions, workshops, publications, essays and exhibitions. The group’s concern is to understand the existing relationships between the socio-political organization and the urban space, through researches/actions to be developed together with the local population.