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We are

Since 1995 we’ve

been working to

enhance the value

of places

in Milan
among people
in Europe
with culture

A placemaking
cultural enterprise.

In other words: we transform the places. As partners, we contribute to the regeneration of the building stock and of public space with our experience – which is exceptional in terms of sensitivity and skills. In our projects, we merge innovative approaches from several fields, in order to create cultural value, social value and economic value to the benefit of owners and communities of urban inhabitants.

We’re working with this approach in Cascina Cuccagna, dove un vecchio where an old building is now a meeting place, and in BASE‘ s great innovative project. With our Milano Film Festival we keep bringing new visions to the city.

Cascina Cuccagna

A public space where to make, eat or even sleep, recovered after a long decay. A collective project with a positive impact for the whole city.

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Base Milano

An ambitious project with an international model: a factory in the creative heart of Zona Tortona is now open as a cultural and co-working hub.

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Milano Film Festival

A rare example of dialogue and sharing: the common platform that gathers the local realities operating on film culture in the city.

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Our projects

  • A public space where to make, eat or even sleep, recovered after a long decay. A collective project with a positive impact for the whole city.

  • An ambitious project with an international model: a factory in the creative heart of Zona Tortona is now open as a cultural and co-working hub.

  • For over 20 years, esterni has been organizing the biggest cinema event in the city. An opportunity to experience places through new visions.

  • In Madrid, to export our expertise in urban regeneration for the benefit of an evolving neighbourhood. A project that still exists many years later.

  • Transforming the spaces of Milan, to rethink cities. Our workshop of urban interventions conquered the streets of the Design Week over 20 years.

  • From the long experience with Audiovisiva, esterni cooperates to the experimental program of the new cultural space in Milan.

  • Our experimental artistic festival anticipated the new ways of expression emerging at the crossroad of sounds, images and technologies.

  • Ahead of future trends, esterni has often gathered the city community to celebrate the value of meeting around a table.

  • Gathering thousands of young people in the street (or under a tunnel) has helped us in regaining possession of unusual spaces.

  • How to promote viable solutions for a different mobility, through guerrilla communication techniques. A week of street activism.

  • International hosts coming to Milan to take part in festivals. Citizens offering them a place to sleep. Another trend we anticipated.

  • A provocation on the issue of public space: the outdoor installation that became a symbol of our way to interpret the city.

  • A rare example of dialogue and sharing: the common platform that gathers the local realities operating on film culture in the city.

  • The book celebrating the twenty years of our cultural enterprise is a guide to a city still under construction, inspired to a public design ideal.