97. Place-Based Social Innovation
97. Place-Based Social Innovation

unMonastery is a social clinic for the future aimed at addressing the interlinked needs of empty space, unemployment and depleting social services by embedding committed, skilled individuals within communities that could benefit from their presence.

It is a non-profit project that aims to challenge existing dependency chains and economic fictions, developed in collaboration with EdgeRyders LBG over the course of 18 months. Edgeryders started out as a project by the Council of Europe and the European Commission, which after termination developed into an international, community-run social enterprise.

Organization: unMonastery
Year: 2014
Location: Matera, Italy
Image credit: unMonastery

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