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Casa Netural, 10 anni di innovazione sociale

On October 22nd in Matera, Casa Netural celebrates its 10th anniversary: not only an association, but also a home for a community of social innovation, located in the heart of the Mediterranean.

Founded in the first place in a typical small house in the Sassi not far from the Cathedral of Matera, in these ten years Casa Netural has come a long way, developing numerous innovative projects, enabling the community to realize their professional dreams, sharing knowledge and opportunities and effectively contributing to spread a new culture of work, sustainability and collaborative living.

Casa Netural, dieci anni di innovazione sociale

Many of the projects born and developed by the association are now a real trend worldwide: coliving, digital nomads, remote working and the enhancement of villages.

When in 2012, Andrea Paoletti, an architect from Biella, and Mariella Stella, a civil activist from Matera, decided to found in Matera the first rural networking space in the world (hence the term “Netural”), the coworking model was an unknown thing in the city. (more…)