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Giampilieri Sicily

900+ Population

Distributed Technologies

EU Ledger Bootcamp


Community App

Mesensei attended EU LEDGER bootcamp in Sicily. Our team was driven to village of Giampilieri, which was devastated by mudslides in 2009. In the village we learned what happened and we got a challenge to design a concept which can save lives in the future.

We visited Giampilieri and interviewed the villagers using our community design framework. Our objective was to design a human centric solution based on openness and citizen data under the theme of “To Live And Prosper Together, Protecting The Village And The Land”.

We identified a complex set of layered challenges and a need to balance short term gains with long term sustainability. Together with community leaders we co-created a solution which helps to bring the village out of isolation and mobilise the volunteers in case of a new emergency.

Community Design

Embracing Complexity

Giampilieri community app will be built on a decentralised social media platform by Mesensei. The app helps the community to organise and host the “La Notte Della Rinascita” festival and other events. It also doubles as an early warning system, which can be used to for mobilising the community volunteers in case of an emergency.

The long term vision includes introduction of virtual currency and experimental supplementary local economy models currently under development by Mesensei and Aalto University in the LEDGER -program.

Empowering the Community

Next Generation Internet

“Its perfect. This is exactly what we need. Lets do this!”

Donatella, Community Leader, Giampilieri 2.0

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“It really helped to work on our community building with experts who have a solid methodology”

Dr. Katia Smith-Litiere, Entrepreneurship and Industrial engagement project manager, University of Cambridge

Tuukka Ylälahti

Co-Founder & CEO

+358 400 410315

Claudia Treuthardt

Co-Founder & Chief Design Officer

claudia (a) mesensei.com

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Our experts are experienced community designers and management consultants. We are happy to assist you in building strong and engaged community with an impact.

tuukka (a) mesensei.com