Ms. Anna Rowinski

INTA Member
Sumisura Torino



Ms. Anna Rowinski

I’m an architect specialised in community planning and urban regeneration projects.

Since 2001 I have been working in setting up and implementing projects for the physical, social, cultural and economic upgrading of different neighbourhoods in Torino.

I am one of the founding members of the worker's cooperative “Sumisura”, composed by architects, community consultants, anthropologist and economists. The cooperative focuses on public space and local resources as main tools to improve life quality in communities; our work is based on a participatory approach and aims at defining actions that are sustainable from the social, economic and environmental point of view.

At present I’m mainly following the project “San Salvario local development Agency”, active from 1999 and financed by Turin Municipality. The Agency sets up and carries out actions for the development of the area, a neighbourhood that in the recent past was affected by urban blight also relating to massive immigration.

I also worked as a lecturer in Politecnico di Torino and USAC (University Studies Abroad Consortium - USA) and spent some of my time studying and then working in Mali and Senegal on projects concerning habitat and traditional architecture.

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