📢 “MusicAIRE project highlights” is back to showcase the 37th in line project, supported by MusicAIRE – “DumBO Green District (Acronym: DGD)”, organised by Open Event srl.
Opened in May 2019, DumBO – Distretto Urbano Multifunzionale di Bologna is a regenerated cultural hub settled in a former railway yard: thanks to its large size (6 buildings, for a total area of over 18,000 sqm, plus 20,000 sqm uncovered), is able to propose a wide range of cultural and social activities.
Music is at the core of the DumBO activity: more than 300 music events have been organized since its opening, with thousands of participants coming also from outside the region; in this sense, DumBO represents a “music landmark” for Bologna, which is a UNESCO Creative City of Music. But all that has a wide impact on the environment in terms of waste, carbon emissions, raw materials use, etc. We are aware of the need to become more sustainable and to take measures to reuse, use materials sparingly and prevent litter. We believe that cultural centers, especially those big in size such as DumBO, can serve as a microcosm for circular economic innovation and experimentation.
DGD – DumBO Green District’s main aim is to increase the environmental sustainability of the music events/festivals organized at DumBO, through the development and the implementation of a green strategy based on the circular economy paradigm and involving communities in the process.
DGD intends to be exemplary by developing a roadmap towards sustainability for large cultural hubs that can be easily adapted and replicated without major investments. As the DGD topics are of interest to many of our EU peers, we aspire to be an inspiration for many others in the music field. Thus great attention in the dissemination of project activities and results to the wider cultural sector and public institutions, to widen the DGD impact and build synergies and long-lasting collaborations.
In this way we intend to contribute to rebuild the resilience and capacity of the sector to adapt to unforeseen circumstances, suggesting how to grasp and develop potential opportunities to save money by the reusing of materials and waste, and the reduction of the consumption – especially for large-sized cultural centers; draw attention to sustainable practices within the public – thanks to our membership to EU cultural networks we can easily reach audiences all over EU.