Alcova

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Alcova is an experimental prototype for a future cultural institution in development by Space Caviar and Studio Vedét. Currently operating as a nomadic platform for art and design in and around Milan, it activates forgotten sites and spaces of historical significance, temporarily recasting them as venues for performative activities.
During Salone del Mobile 2018, Alcova materialised as a six-day event in the former panettone factory of G. Cova & Co., temporarily transforming it into a platform for designers, institutions, galleries and companies working at the avant-garde of themes such as contemporary living, design culture, materials and technological innovation. The 3,000 sqm site – partly taken over by plants and vegetation, and preserved in a state of semi-abandonment – was intensely programmed for the event’s duration with performances, exhibitions, talks, screenings and installations involving over a dozen partners from as many countries. The site was visited by over 30,000 people over six days.
https://alcova.xyz/

Alcova is an experimental prototype for a future cultural institution in development by Space Caviar and Studio Vedét. Currently operating as a nomadic platform for art and design in and around Milan, it activates forgotten sites and spaces of historical significance, temporarily recasting them as venues for performative activities.
During Salone del Mobile 2018, Alcova materialised as a six-day event in the former panettone factory of G. Cova & Co., temporarily transforming it into a platform for designers, institutions, galleries and companies working at the avant-garde of themes such as contemporary living, design culture, materials and technological innovation. The 3,000 sqm site – partly taken over by plants and vegetation, and preserved in a state of semi-abandonment – was intensely programmed for the event’s duration with performances, exhibitions, talks, screenings and installations involving over a dozen partners from as many countries. The site was visited by over 30,000 people over six days.

https://alcova.xyz/

Project team: Valentina Ciuffi, Joseph Grima, Martina Muzi, Luigi Gorlero, Sofia Pia Belenky, Georgia Cranstoun, Nunzio Mazzaferro, Tamar Shafrir

Photographs:
Giulia Piermartiri/Studio Vedèt
Sara Scanderebech
Donghwan Kam

Featuring:
Architetti Artigiani Anonimi
Better Known As
Bloc Studios
Bohinc Studio
buro BELÉN
Chapel Petrassi
Christophe Machet
Duccio Maria Gambi
Galleria Salvatore Lanteri with Formabesta and Tellurico
GATAUS
Giada Fiorindi / Federico Floriani
Gijs Bakker/CHP…?
Hans Maier-Aichen
Het Nieuwe Instituut (Martina Muzi and Tamar Shafrir)
Kostas Lambridis
I–Mesh
Label Dalbin
Luca Cipelletti
Maniera
Marsèll & Marsèlleria
Minale Maeda
Nanban
Odd MatterNilufar
ROOMS
Sophie Dries
Tuomas Markunpoika
Z33

Main Sponsor:
Leca Laterlite
Sponsors:
Untitled Association
Mama Vodka Copenhagen

Exhibitions:
17-22/04 2018
Alcova
Via Popoli Uniti 11-13
Milan

Press:
Domus
Design at Large
New York Times
Architectural Digest

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Kolenspoor City

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An imaginary future town created with paper and pencils, around a 70km coal-track of central Limburg (BE).

An experimental collaboration in urban design, during 25 workshops along 6 municipalities, with 300 citizens.

Kolenspoor City project is a temporary independent social framework where any citizen of the Limbourg region can actively play a role while re-imagining step by step the existing geographies, infrastructures, economies and activities of their lands.

The project uses the Incomplete City workshop which makes use of simple tools like paper, pencils, scissors and a copy machine, and leads to the creation of complex city systems that start from simple city elements. In Kolenspoor City project this format was applied, extended and localised as an engaging game in the Limbuorg region along the coal track — kolenspoor.

The resulting six municipality cityscapes were consequently joint in a final open workshop where combining elements and clusters, a visual image of the near future Kolenspoor City was created.

KOLENSPOOR CITY ATLAS:
During the Kolenspoor City Workshops, an atlas of elements was created. Elements include everything one would need to construct their own vision of the city: architecture, cows, trees, infrastructure, people etc. For more information on this 600 page ATLAS or to purchase visit: Kolenspoor City ATLAS.

An imaginary future town created with paper and pencils, around a 70km coal-track of central Limburg (BE). An experimental collaboration in urban design, during 25 workshops along 6 municipalities, with 300 citizens.

For more information visit : www.kolenspoor.city

Project Team: Space Caviar: (Martina Muzi) in collaboration with Z33/Architectuurewijzer (Ciel Grommen).
Incomplete City: Joseph Grima, Dan Hill and Marco Ferrari.
Funded by the Flemish Government and Strategic Project Kolenspoor.
For a full list of participants: visit

For more information : www.kolenspoor.city

Exhibition:

30/09 2017 – 08/11/2017
ZLDRLUCHTFABRIEK
Belgium

Workshops:

14/03 2017
Houthalen-Hechteren
Genk

20/03 2017
Houthalen-Hechteren
Genk

22/03 2017
Other Market
Genk

26/03 2017
ZLDR Luchtfabriek
Zonhoven

27/03 2017
Evenementenhal
Zonhoven

02/04 2017
Luchtfabriek
Zolder

09/04 2017
Luchtfabriek
Zolder

18/04 2017
Primary school “Windekind”
Zonhoven

18/04 2017
Casino Beringen
Ravenshout

19/04 2017
Bike Ville Incubator
As

19/04 2017
Vrijetijdslocatie
As

20/04 2017
Vrijetijdslocatie
As

23/04 2017
ZLDR Luchtfabriek
Genk

24/04 2017
Other Market
Genk

29/04 2017
Neighbourhood centre Regina Mundi
Genk

08/05 2017
Other Market
Genk

01/06 2017- 01/09 2017
Tourist Office
As

Press:
Z33 House for Contemporary Art 9/2017
Z33 House for Contemporary Art 10/2017

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