Unità di Produzione is a co-working space located in the northern outskirts of Milan. It is based inside a former industrial furnace factory that has been renovated between 2011 and 2014. The space hosts self-employed persons, freelancers, and small businesses.
As it is located in a former factory converted into a tertiary sector workplace, it also represents an interesting example of reconversion of production (from Fordism to post-Fordism). It currently hosts 4 or 5 micro businesses (communication companies; press office; civil and industrial engineering services...), that is about a dozen people.
For each workstation they pay 250 Euros, whereas companies pay a fixed monthly fee. Each workstation provides utilities such as electricity, water, internet connection, and gives access to services such as canteen, meeting rooms, relaxation rooms, areas for events and workshops and guest quarters.
For more details, you can read the storytelling of Unità di Produzione in the book "Generazioni Precarie. Una conricerca tra percezione del rischio, bisogni emergenti, welfare dal basso”, that is part of “Commonfare Book Series“
Here the complete report in english
More info and contacts
Unità di produzione, via Andrea Cesalpino 2, Milano