Progetto.Host, 16th July 2014, Milan.
One of the publicity of Ikea Spain says “Bienvenido a la republica independiente de tu casa”. The home is the private space for excellence where the highest grade of personal freedom appears. It represents a world apart, invisible from the exterior, where we can hide our intimacy and our secrets. Newspapers are full of stories from these spaces. At home you can affirm your world, thus becoming estranged from the laws or the conventions of the exterior world. In 1968 the engineer Giorgio Rosa built a 400sqm artificial platform in the Adriatic Sea and on May the 1st of the same year stated the born of an Independent State funding the Esperantist Republic of the Rose Island. It has never been recognized by any other country and on June the 26th of 1968 were occupied by the Italian Police and then destroyed. The motivations which led Giorgio Rosa to that action aren’t still very clear, but for sure it didn’t realize that he was already the owner of an independent State, the one of his home. The “Welcome to the Postdemocratic State of United Private Space” project carries to the extreme the concept of being “the boss” of his own private space where everyone can imagine being in his own State.
Progetto.Host is a project developed for Campo13, Master for young curators of the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo.
Curated by: Dario Giovanni Alì, Carolina Gestri, Marina Loshchakova, Giorgio Micco, Caterina Molteni, Laura Perrone, Francesca Vason, Stefano Vittorini
Ph. Stefano Colombo
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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