Paola Trivilini – communication and public relation manager at Seven’s.bo – social enterprise which specializes in building and eco-design; research of funding, and culture as way to live.
Q1: What do you appreciate yourself in the business mainly for?
I think the big success is the way we work. We started to work together and we try to work together even if it’s really hard. Often one person wants to do things this way, while another person has a different idea. Also when bigger organizations start to listen to you and start to think maybe you have something to say and it’s right, for us is a big satisfaction. And probably from that point we can do something bigger in future. We are working on that.
Q2: What is the biggest challenge for you now?
Exactly the same. Working together. And then also finding like-minded people, who want to go together the same way. Sometimes you find the person whose goal is the same as yours but the way to achieve them is different. For example a lot of people put money on the first place, which is not true for us.
Q3: What advice do you have for yourself in this situation?
More professionals, more partnership. We need to go out and say we are 7.bo, we need this. I try to participate in different public events to start to speak about 7.bo. Then we need also young people, we need new and creative minds, beside professional that are always here, that are our base. And then money. I try to find a solution for that. One of them is the co-working space we have, but for now it’s mostly for Nomad workers. We are very close to the station. Other people who use our co-working space are rather our partners.
Would you like to add something more?
The adventure of 7.bo started with 7 guys: architectures, engineers, different professions, people who wanted to go against the crisis in a different way. They are 50-60 years old and they decided to do something together, because they believe that only with collaboration we can create something better. There are 3 areas we are specialized on: building and eco-design; research of funding, and culture as way to live.
The questions were asked on our behalf by Anna and Andrea from How to (ex) change the world.