Eterotopia, from 22th to 30th September 2018, La Maddalena, Italy.
The totem for Eterotopia is designed in honor of the Tabula Rasa. It is an invitation to focus on the moment of the transition from the death of something, to its own rebirth. Taken the Le Tombe dei Giganti (the Tombs of the Giants) from Palau as an initial suggestion, we moved the attention, not on the possible future hosted by a place that today is considered as a tabula rasa, rather on the moment right before the new beginning, on the zero grade of this future, hence fixing that moment through a funeral monument. In this way the death becomes a deed of reflection on the causes of the tabula rasa, it becomes a necessary moment for a possible new start. It is fundamental the identification and comprehension of these zero-places and of the causes which brought to such condition. During the workshop, after the initial recognition of these crucial points, the participants will design a mausoleum and will realize a scale model of it. Our totem will be the first of these mausoleums and it will start the reflection on the role these elements have on the territory. Can these architectures transform into warnings in order to comprehend better the dynamics behind the ways we anthropize the world?
Workshop partecipants: Yulia Besplemennova, Clara Maria Blasius, Giovanni Comoglio , Marcello Cualbu, Fiona Feeney, Gaia Garofali, Grégoire Guex-Crosier, Marta Manzuoli, Giaime Meloni, Rosaura Romero and Margaux Simonin.
Ph. Giaime Meloni
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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