Last Young, Villa Brivio, 13th October 2013, Nova Milanese, Italy.
The work was born from the reflections about how architecture and its forms can answer and contain the human power that the physical space should host. Nowadays the architectural project must be intended as a political instrument with a large scale influence on social implications. In many situations this impulse substitutes the ordinary bureaucratic system, typical of the industrial age, thus going towards a bottom-up approach. For these reasons, we decided to select and study a kind of urban contemporary revolts where the main element was the rise of a new global middle class which, wherever established, has caused political unrest. The protests never headed by the poor class, but by young people with a high level of education and with an above-average income. They are able to use technology and social networks for news circulation. The phenomena usually start from the re-appropriation of an important public space of the city, which becomes a laboratory of comparison and elaboration of new concepts of management of urban life. In this situation, such conventional and institutional spaces, explode and are not able to contain the power of the city, getting out from its structure. The work shows this concept, contrasting the imposed archetype of a home, with an element that crashes its border to invade the outside. The school of Future riot invites the spectator to get inside to learn this world of new revolts through research about the theme.
School of Future Riot was developed in collaboration with Claudia Mainardi.
Last Young was curated in by Arianna Baldoni, Rossella Farinotti and Lorenzo Respi.
The project was part of the “Premio Internazionale Bice Bugatti-Giovanni Segantini” of the Bice Bugatti Club.
Ph. Stefano Colombo
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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, 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, Ikea, Missoni, Terraforma Festival, Sunnei and Venice Architecture Biennale, among others.
They taught at The Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, NABA Nuova Accademia Belle Arti Milano, MADE Program and since 2022 they have been regularly teaching at Design Academy Eindhoven.
Parasite 2.0 were awarded the YAP Young Architects Program MAXXI in 2016.
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Cosentino Eugenio (founder)
Luca Marullo (founder)
Colombo Stefano (founder)
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