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DEsign Driven innovation and sustAiability in grassroots sport cLUbS

Project description

Taking into the IOC “Sustainability Strategy” DEDALUS will increase the understanding of sports staff about sustainable challenges in the world of sport. We choose the title for this project not simply because DEDALUS is a great architect, sculptor and inventor from Greek mythology, but for the fact that Dedalus is best known for being the builder of the famous Minotaur labyrinth in Crete. … and when you decide to face the challenges of making a basic sports club in the marginal neighbourhoods of cities (and beyond) more sustainable, inclusive, and attractive, you actually enter a labyrinth of norms, technologies and rules, but also of desires and constraints dictated by the scarcity of available resources.
A labyrinth of thoughts that characterizes the co-creation process, in which the local sport community participates together with young architects and designers and sport managers. A labyrinth from which you can escape thanks to works and to open minds; thanks to the experimental DEDALUS DESIGN workshops that we intend to carry out in the project. A project, but with the great ability to impact on the sporting context and on people: sportsmen, managers, but also young designers and volunteers Dedalus will stimulate grassroots clubs managers, trainers, and members to collaborate with young designers, architects and students (design workshops) to co-create solutions, inspired by the IOC for the Olympics sustainability framework, but tailored for small sports clubs and associations. The IOC objectives for sustainability will be considered as input of the DEDALUS DESIGN WORKSHOPS developed to – Reinvent and adapt the sports grounds for multiple sustainable sports and recreational uses – Design a step-by-step process to regenerate the wide context and make existing sports facilities more sustainable – Define a finance plan and an overall economic framework – New approaches to communicate the regeneration sustainable strategy to get funds

Project Details

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or EACEA. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

Project Partners 

  • Architetto Lioce Raffaella (IT)
  • USMA Padova Asd (IT)
  • Municipio de Lousada (PT)
  • Spor Elcileri Dernegi (TK)