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who am I?

Although this website, together with the Project, is currently sleeping, I will update my profile regularly.
Italian, in Berlin since april 2008.
Critical, healthy, dreamer, musician, ecologist, trash-lover, nerdish, punkish, hippy.
In love with noises.

My interests in the project

- Currently living in Berlin, in a place called The Cinema. It´s a regular flatshare with some community living aspects.
- Lived in a flat named Big Pink House. Besides without any co-housing project behind, Big Pink can be considered the prototype for a hospitality project: being 5 permanent (although it doesn't mean a fixed group/number) residents active on hospitality networks (CouchSurfing, HospitalityClub), we used to host a lot of people, mainly travelers. Exploring the possibilities of permanent hospitality is one of my current goals.
- I'm interested in de-growth, alternative/ethical ways of life, sustainable development, critical consumption. Small self-managed communities are the base and the minimal unit for ethical living.
- I'm interested in developing creative projects dal basso (="from the bottom"): it means without many resources, despite any academical/official cultural background.


-"3 Rs" philosophy: they actually are 4: reduce, reuse, recycle and repair.
- music: I'm an experimental musician, I make noise.
- cooking: my interests in food are from healthy stuff to junk food. I cook vegetarian.
- antropology/sociology: religions, politics, ethnology, cultural science; I'm a social animal interested in everything is social.
- fortunetelling: it's just a game, but an interesting one. I read tarots and use a pendulum.

Moving in?

I won't be among the people moving in. Big Pink is incredibly cheap and somehow still interesting as an "alternative WG". Of course, it doesn't mean I cannot have an active part in the project.


I started a website in the ProjectVolunteering network dedicated to sustainable life:
Sustainable Living


My musical project "Aida"  on Soundcloud
Spignatto - a recipe blog
Mago Berlino
Last.fm profile
My Flickr page
CouchSurfing profile
HospitalityClub profile


e-mail - g-talk: manuel(at)projectvolunteering(dot)net
msn: manu-lombardi(at)hotmail(dot)com
skype: manu.lombardi
german phone:  0(049)1776462112

Manuel's Log

  • Casa Dolca Casa <3 Home sweet home questionnaire – part 1 "What is my home?”  What is your definition of “HOME” and “HOUSE”?Whenever you come back home and for some reason you don't ...
    Posted Oct 24, 2009, 6:34 PM by Manuel Lombardi
  • Big Pink's map of cool stuff Just wanted to share this with you.So, if you are lost in Schoeneberg, you know where to get food. And I can just send a link to this page ...
    Posted Oct 15, 2009, 6:11 PM by Manuel Lombardi
  • Reflections on our dreams The title is too poetic: sorry, try to read it in a non-romantic way. In the past months I spent hours talking about the project, now I'm going ...
    Posted Oct 1, 2009, 9:14 AM by Manuel Lombardi
  • WeekPlan 15-22.06.09 - Wednesday: goodbye Voku @ brunnen183- Saturday: either Tempelhof or gay parade, or both- record 2 minutes of music everyday- study nutrition and panchakarma
    Posted Jun 15, 2009, 3:53 AM by Manuel Lombardi
  • Music from Big Pink volume 2 - The Food War   Take your knives and potlery, there's a war to win! Once again Big Pink has been invaded by free food. Few weeks ago a new obsession conquered the hearts ...
    Posted Jun 12, 2009, 5:38 PM by Manuel Lombardi
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