ABCittà and 4iS

We first met in 2015, taking part to the first edition of the program Tandem Europe. Together, for 18 months, we developed a project aimed at exploring social impacts in museums, both in Italy and Portugal. Since then, we have shared many ideas, meetings (!) and workshops around Europe reflecting upon solutions to actively contribute to change through museum action.

ABCittà is a no-profit organization based in Milan and founded in 1999. Its members are professionals experts in participatory design and planning processes. ABCittà operates in different areas, on a local, national and international level. The work with museums deals mostly with audience accessibility, inclusion and interpretation, with long expertise in museum staff training. Stereotypes and prejudices’ deconstruction has been a subjects of research and practice for many years, since a strong experience with the project Human Library (Biblioteca Vivente di ABCittà) and the more recent diffusion of  a free anti-stereotype kit (available in Italian only).

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4iS – Plataforma para a Inovação Social is an NGO based at the University of Aveiro – Portugal that aims to create a social value culture supported on social innovation practices through knowledge transfer, services, projects, and social enterprises. It works as consultant and promoter of local and community-based projects in Portugal’s central and north region, and promoter/coordinator of several European networks such as: EUniverCities – URBACT, TANDEM EUROPE, VivaCidade – Actors of Urban Change, CityToolBox – ERASMUS+, LUCity – CREATIVE EUROPE.

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A selection of images from our Tandem Europe experience together.
The overlay image is taken from our project page on