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Coliving: a deep cultural exchange for communities

Over the years, the Coliving at Casa Netural has welcomed many guests, including digital nomads, freelance professionals, but also tourists and families from all over the world, who have inevitably left their mark and an irreplaceable and precious memory.

With most of our guests we created a deep bond of friendship and, despite the many kilometers that divide us, we are able to keep in touch and we have created a network that truly embraces the world.

Last month with Mike Knas, who lives in Boston – United States, we did a Netural School Live on FB on the topics he really cares more about: marketing, design thinking and innovative methods.

mike knas coliving casa neturalMike is a digital nomad and works remotely, traveling the world. Before visiting our Coliving in February 2019, he had already been to Germany, Ukraine, Lithuania and Slovenia and couldn’t wait to be in Matera to immerse himself in the magic of the historic center and Lucanian traditions. Casa Netural, for Mike, was the best solution for his lifestyle, balancing the work and the need to visit new exciting places.

Here is what he wrote about his experience:

“Upon arriving in Matera, I was anxious to find the old town and see it with my own eyes. But because of the 6 hour time zone difference I needed to work by 3pm. 

So I checked in at Case Netural. Samuele, one of the hosts, showed me around, my living quarters, coworking space, and introduced me to everyone as well. I immediately felt warmth and interest from people who used the space. Everyone was kind and super curious about how in the world I head about Matera and why I wanted to visit. Early in the afternoon, I experienced something really cool. The espresso break. One of the residents went downstairs and shortly thereafter came up with a tray of espresso and snacks. I really appreciated how social Casa Netural residents were. a few Casa Netural members went to the kitchen to prepare a meal with locally sourced ingredients. I definitely participated, and took moments to notice how a community became a family to make and share the meal. In addition, the Casa Netural members included people from different parts of the world, for someone like me who thrives on such diversity, it was the best day ever.I’ve been to so many innovation hubs, but the social ones stand out the most because they help preserve humanity, kindness, and provide economic opportunities. Casa Netural became my favorite. “ (altro…)

"Un oceano di plastica" di Erica Cirino al Coliving di Casa Netural

Nel blu, dipinto di blu, si annidano miliardi di microparticelle, tanto piccole quanto dannose. Sono frammenti di plastica di varie forme e dimensioni, e rappresentano una delle peggiori minacce alla salute dell’intero Pianeta.

Erica Cirino, giornalista, scienziata e artista statunitense, ospite del Coliving di Casa Netural, ha voluto regalarci il racconto dei suoi giorni di navigazione
sull’ Oceano Pacifico
per studiare l’impatto della plastica negli ecosistemi marini. Nel nostro spazio di coworking gremito, Erica ci ha parlato della sua opera di divulgazione. 

“We must go and see for ourselves” – “Dobbiamo andare e vedere con i nostri occhi”

Sono le parole di Jacques Cousteau ad aver ispirato il lavoro di questa giovanissima amante della natura, che per 23 giorni nell’ autunno 2016 ha accompagnato un team di scienziati danesi salpati da Los Angeles alla volta delle Hawaii. La NGO danese Plastic Change ha voluto toccare con mano l’entità di quella che viene comunemente chiamata “isola di plastica”, e che si pensava fosse una vera e propria isola galleggiante fatta di flaconi, bottiglie e tutto ciò che dagli anni ’50 ha sostituito i materiali maggiormente biodegradabili, e per questo considerati meno duraturi.  (altro…)