Relational Design for a Diffuse Education




School territories, Community agreements, Relational design, Transformative learning


This paper aims at reinterpreting the design as a pedagogical tool through the interpretative category of care, in order to give importance to the many relationships that are built within the educational process and are fundamental for the development of significative and transformative learning. In support of this thesis, we will present the project “Scuola è dove scuola si fa” (“School is where the learning is”) carried out in 2020-2021 school year at Istituto Comprensivo “Salvo d’Acquisto” in the province of La Spezia. Thanks to the community agreement signed with the city administration, it was possible to organise inter-disciplinary and transversal outdoor educational experiences that were projected and approved within the school programme and were carried out with the active collaboration of several local associations that had the opportunity to better know the school community and to contribute to taking care of it.