The space of Italy at the Biennale, with the most interesting national proposals, in the annual alternation between art and architecture.

Padiglione Italia

The space of Italy at the Biennale, with the most interesting national proposals, in the annual alternation between art and architecture.

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2018 VENICE BIENNALE ARCHIPELAGO ITALY. BEGINNING OF THE WORKSHOP SESSIONS

Off-cells. A Workplace for the Casentinesi Forests’ explores the theme of the forest as the ideal environment for the economic development of wood production, currently important for re-launching the manufacturing sector based on a vision integrated with local models of dwelling. Curated by diverserighestudio in collaboration with Ernesto Antonini and Andrea Boeri from the University of Bologna’s Department of Architecture, and supported by Matteo Marsilio, the project’s intention is to provide ‘support and motivation for local inhabitants to remain and activities linked to local context’.
Padiglione Italia | 12 June | 3:00 – 5: 00 p.m.

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The results of the Archipelago Italy research will be presented during 4 two-hour workshops, open to the public and scheduled to take place during the months of June, July, October and November. 
A roundtable discussion will serve as a point of encounter for the collective’s team, who will present and discuss ‘the project with experts, institutions, professionals and the public’. The intention is to translate theoretical considerations on the particular qualities of specific territories into concrete proposals that directly reflect their inhabitants.
Off-cells. A Workplace for the Casentinesi Forests’ proposes a system of “buildings composed by aggregating different uses and inspired by five criteria: favouring the transmission of know-how, re-proposing the harmony of proportions typical of religious buildings, favouring the coexistence and integration between living and working, practicing empathy toward the forest and surrounding environment in the choice of materials and geometries, offering adaptability over time by allowing for the future expansion, disassembly and repositioning of buildings”.


 

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