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W H O  W E  A R E  ?

The five W synthesize the principles, the proposals, the potential activities and project practices  to GRASP the future .

Who participates in the GRASP activities: all of the persons, professional, cultural and scientific institutions, associations, local communities, with their competences, experiences, desires, aimed to develop Researches and Actions dedicated to the construction of new ways to improve the social quality of life.

What   we are able to do: promotion of social action towards local and territorial economies and urban settlements (micro industry, agriculture, culture) to encourage multiple relationships, free circulation and integrate sympathetic interexchange.

Where our activities develop: in every place within which a new relation between living context and inhabitants comes to light (rural environments, urban and metropolitan peripheries, abandoned areas, obsolete buildings and infrastructures, monumental landscapes and places).

When the activities manifest: whenever the crises or significant transformations emerge (at economic, social and cultural levels).

Why we assume the relational /informational dimension:

because the complex contemporary situation requires appropriate places to open out its positive potentialities, like new real/INFORMATIONAL l LOCI.

         The five W– points remark the difference between the GRASP

and the myriad of networks, spontaneous local groups, representative Institutions already existing and working.

         The GRASP are not a mere multidisciplinary aggregation of competent subjects or groups. On the contrary they assume the feature of a new complex organism, able to conceive and produce steady equilibrium and dynamic transformations both towards themselves and the external environments. In this way the GRASP are going beyond the multiplicity of exasperate motions or the mediated static equilibria of the networks already existent -which evoke the Brownian aimless motions or the imposed quiet – and the local self-bounded experiences.

User Members, are the Professionals, Citizens or informal Groups of Persons, Scholar Groups, Teachers, Entrepreneurs, Farmers ,Craftsmen, Artists, Poets, Writers who can use and/or put at disposal of the GRASP’s Activities their competences, ideas, aims, purposes or concrete proposals to create or take part in Thematic Working Group or in specific Local Activities , Projects Action/Research

         Then the GRASP feature themselves as connecting structures endowed with an intrinsic complex relationality.

         In this sense the GRASP can play a key role of promoters of new experiential interexchange and solidarity activities, becoming a fundamental interface between the informational network and the micro local working subjects.

         In this way a new kind of dynamical and participative connection between the informational and real worlds can originate a kind of complex social learning, which, by a fluent motion, can freely circulate among the (macro) INFORMATIONAL and (micro) NATURAL CONDITIONS of this contemporary age.