San Siro Stories is a collaboration between Mapping San Siro, an action research group of the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies ( DASTU ) Polytechnic of Milan and the School of Journalism of the Catholic University. The Collaboration have recorded the often unheard stories and voices of people within the San Siro neighbourhood.
The reputation of San Siro precedes it: newspaper headlines paint the neighbourhood as a hotbed of crime with racist undertones. Positive stories of San Siro are hard to find but San Siro Stories aims to act as a platform for more positive voices. The studio examined these stories, extracting 6 key themes: housing, adult education, occupations, education, work, and youth, play, and integration. The following drawings were completed as a tool offering insights into life in San Siro.