Torpignattara, Quadraro, Centocelle and others. The fifth municipality is the protagonist in the redevelopment that still so far don’t make tourists deviate from their usual itineraries to discover new destinations. This is the goal of the project “Strade Corsare al V”, designed by Francesca Ansanelli and Beatrice Verrecchia, students ofIndustrial Design at Sapienza University in Rome. An educational app that guides the discovery of places and characters from works by Pier Paolo Pasolini who lived there, and set there books and films. An interactive game for two different target audiences. Beatrice has focussed on children and youngsters, offering a treasure hunt around the area. At each stopping place, with a test/game completed, they obtain the scrolls of knowledge that will enable them to earn clothes to dress up the pirates. The first pirate was Pasolini itself, then there was Riccetto and the other “ragazzi di vita” (lost boys), Mamma Roma and so on. Francesca has thought about the app aimed at adults, more educational and full of dates and anecdotes. Those who follow it, can choose to explore the area through words, reading fragments and quotations or through sounds, by listening to film clips or poetry, or even through images. And it is also possible to choose arandom option, which will move from one type to another. Once at a landmark, it is possible to change the itinerary to discover other places of interest in the district. For this app, there are designs and structures, but the development has not yet been done.However, the students are ready to put the project into action. The choice of location and character came from a previous piece of work for the University, during which they learnt about and got to knowthe fifth municipality and they organised an exhibition there.
The story has been written by Caterina Grignani, writer.