Workshop Vol.1, August 2011, Etna Volcano, Catania, Italy.
Workshop Vol.1 is a one-week free and open laboratory in the Etna forest, near Nicolosi. The starting point is the condition of abandonment of some wood areas of the volcano, used in some cases as abusive landfills. During the workshop were realized two versions of the Web House, the web made of nylon wire that allowed people to cross the forest with a new modality between the trees. Here an animal-man is possible, able to realize his own web through a biological process. The Web House doesn’t present any hierarchy between its elements (elements without a precise function and use) but just defines the space in a fleeting way.
Partecipants: Salvatore Catania, Giuseppe Crisafulli, Francesco Distefano, Gianpiero Gangi, Adelaide Loiacono, Roberta Pellegrino, Santo Toscano, Carmelo Tosto.
Ph. Luca Marullo and Adelaide Loiacono
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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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