OGR (Officine Grandi Riparazioni), From 9th to 20th May 2018, Turin.
The display designed for the exhibition “Un giorno tutto questo…5 domande sul futuro che ci aspetta” in occasion of the Salone Internazionale del libro di Torino occupies the spaces of the Duomo at OGR (Officine Grandi Riparazioni), and it grows in length for the entire room. Starting from the plan of the room, the projects divide it into 3 corridors, three autonomous areas that remind typical shapes and directions in architecture. All the elements are made of CNC cut EPS (Expanded Polystyrene) blocks, easy to build, move and reuse. Each area exhibits a different kind of material and some pre-spaced information on the walls of the Duomo guided the visitors. The neutral color of the EPS helped to collect the different and colorful materials. Some led neon lights marked the EPS block, thus highlighting them in the darkness of the room.
Editorial project by : Nicola Lagioia, Paola Caridi, Ilide Carmignani, Mattia Carratello, Giuseppe Culicchia, Fabio Geda, Alessandro Grazioli, Giorgio Gianotto, Loredana Lipperini, Giordano Meacci, Eros Miari, Francesco Pacifico, Valeria Parrella, Christian Raimo, Lucia Sorbera, Rebecca Servadio, Annamaria Testa.
Ideally with them, Alessandro Leogrande.
Organizational secretary for il Salone Internazionale del Libro: Paola Galletto
Coordinator of the project for OGR: Valentina Lacinio
Scenography: Parasite 2.0
Graphic Design: CCN Studio
Set up: Alice Delorenzi, Andrea Fasano
Ph. Giorgio Perottino/Getty Images for OGR)
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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