C.A.R.O. Vicolo (“Dear back alley”) – is a project of the Borgo Bello Association in collaboration with the American students and staff of The Umbra Institute with the initial patronage of the City of Perugia. C.A.R.O. stands for Collaborate-Activate-Recuperate-Host.
Its objective is to bring attention to the neighbourhood’s neglected back alleys and streets and to develop shared strategies for revitalizing them – through participatory place-making – into places of care, conviviality and beauty.
Since Fall 2013, students have collaborated in the C.A.R.O. Vicolo Project that has – to date – contributed new life, beauty and interest in the Via del Deposito covered lane, created a proto-typical vertical wall garden in Via Fiorenzuola, started the first neighbourhood’s community garden OrtoBello – inaugurated in Spring Semester 2015 – and is currently working to recuperate at The Terrace of Via del Cortone in Borgo Bello neighbourhood, a beautiful belvedere with no use at the moment.