Leonia project: A web platform on creative reuse with best practices and standards for designers and artists. Leonia is a research project conceived and developed by Izmo, aimed at providing designers and artists with a theoretical and normative basis for the use of reuse and self-construction methodologies in the context of urban redevelopment.
The project targets the entire community of professionals, artisans, artists and, more generally, subjects interested in the themes of sustainability, creative reuse and installations in public space. The research results, disseminated through the project's web platform, are divided into three areas: "Waste - how to bring it","Installation - how to put in the public space"and "Self-made designs - how to put them on the market".
In addition, a section dedicated to best practice, In which are collected examples of installations, furniture and design objects made with recycled materials from international artists and designers. The research has made use of the scientific coordination of Environment Park for the part relating to waste management and the life cycle of materials and external for that relating to the themes of installations in public space and self-made design. The project website represents a fast and easily accessible platform that allows sharing and exchanging opinions and best practices and exporting similar experiences to other contexts.
For artists and designers it is possible to insert products or installations on the site, accompanied by a short description. For public administrators or waste managers (operators in the field of waste management), it is possible to share information on the legislation that, in their country of origin, regulates the recovery of waste materials, the placement of installations in public spaces and the sale of objects of self-produced design. Izmo also seeks forms of collaboration and partnerships to expand and disseminate the Leonia Project.