E se diventi farfalla, from 15th October to 4th December, 2018, Mantua, Italy.
The project Bricks, Borders and flags is a special classroom where the students can create new spaces of collectivity overcoming all the national, linguistic, and age differences. The lecture transforms into a game, or better into a performative deed, a theatrical show, and the pupils become unintentional actors, with no director or script.
The game is composed of two elements. The first is the bricks – pillows with the form and texture of a brick – are used in order to create the space in which the pupils’ lives take place as a community. The second element is the flags, a symbol that a community uses to recognize.
Through different moments, the children had the possibility to create an architecture for their community and the flags of their classrooms. The project aimed to help the kids to understand how every difference and border can be demolished in order to create a collective environment.
Bricks, borders and flags was a project part of “E se diventi farfalla”, a three-year-long program curated by Ilaria Rodella.
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Parasite 2.0 is a design and research agency based in Milan and London. Founded in 2010 by Stefano Colombo, Eugenio Cosentino and Luca Marullo, it’s specialized in temporary architecture, interior, and exhibition design. They investigate the status of human habitats, acting within a hybrid of architecture, design, and scenography.
Parasite 2.0 has worked and collaborated with Triennale Milano, Copenhagen International Fashion Fair, Pantone, Corraini Editions, Terraforma Festival, Missoni, Nero Editions, Venice Architecture Biennale, and the Shenzhen Architecture Biennale, among others.
They have led didactic activity at Faculté d’architecture de l’université libre de Bruxelles, Design Academy Eindhoven, Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam and Politecnico di Milano. They taught at The Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, NABA Nuova Accademia Belle Arti Milano, and since 2016 they have been regularly teaching at MADE Program-Accademia di Belle Arti R. Gagliardi in Syracuse, Italy.
Parasite 2.0 were awarded the Young Architects Program MAXXI in 2016. They are represented by Operativa Arte Contemporanea Gallery and Galleria Corraini Arte Contemporanea.
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