9 Architecture Festival in 2023. Here’s what awaits us in ten Italian regions in April

9 Architecture Festival in 2023. Here’s what awaits us in ten Italian regions in April
9 Architecture Festival in 2023. Here’s what awaits us in ten Italian regions in April
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April will be a dense, very dense month for the world of architecture and design: in two weeks they will concentrate, simultaneously9+1 cultural events dedicated to Italian creativity. Between 15 and 30 April 2023in fact, scattered throughout the country, in addition to the Milan Design Week (which returns in April, from 18 to 23), the 9 winning consortiums of the second edition of Architecture Festival. There will be time until October 15, 2023for activities related to internationalization with the aim of promoting the mobility of Italian scholars or designers and the knowledge of contemporary Italian architecture abroad, in collaboration with foreign institutions.

Promoted by Directorate General for Contemporary Creativity of the Ministry of Culturewith a total funding of 910 thousand euros – budget almost doubled compared to the first edition – the notice was born with the intention of support and enhance contemporary Italian architecture, through cultural events aimed at a large and heterogeneous public. “Italian architecture” declared the Minister of Culture, Gennaro Sangiuliano “is capable of original and innovative solutions and deserves to be supported and promoted as much as possible, at all latitudes, as happens thanks to the Architecture Festival“.

THE THREE GOALS OF THE FESTIVAL

The 9 proposals selected by the Commission – chaired by Dr Maria Vittoria Marini Clarelliby the arch. Gianandrea Barrecaby the arch. Alessandra Cerrotiby the arch. Luka Skansi and by the arch. Caterina Tantillo – they all took into account the strategic objectives envisaged and requested this year by the public notice: quality, internationalization, sustainability. Eight of these projects were fully funded and 1 was partially funded.

Thanks to the construction of extended teamscomposed of different subjects (local authorities, foundations, the third sector, professionals, schools, universities), have found effective and original solutions for actively involve a wide and diverse audienceactivating participatory processes in the quality of architecture, urban planning and urban regeneration.

Reflecting on the role of architecture as a social catalyst, enhancing its importance in our daily lives and improving the urban, social and economic fabric of cities are the objectives of this edition of the Festival” – comments Onofrio Cutaia, General Director of Contemporary Creativity of the Ministry of Culture – “For this reason, we have decided to bet on the exchange of knowledge, knowledge and skills at an international level, so as to be able to bring the good practices carried out in Italy in the field of contemporary architecture abroad“.

GEOPOLITICS OF CREATIVITY

The events of the 2023 Architecture Festival will be held in several places within a single territory or in an itinerant form in several territories or even simultaneously in several territories.

Of the 25 projects received, 9 were the winners.

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Two proposals focus on the theme of living and how the domestic space is changing, the result of creative synergies between several cities together: the project Living the holiday coordinated by the plug_in cultural association, between Sassari, Savona, Livorno and Dear home. The traveling Festival on living between Milan, Venice, Bologna, Genoa by the Foundation of the PPC Order of Architects of the Province of Milan. Also in the Milanese capital will take place (most likely during the days of the Salone del Mobile) the Dropcity Convention 2023project by the FAS Association / Ferrante Aporti Group / Sammartini APS.

Covered Emilia Romagna, with two winners, one a Reggio Emilia – with the festival Regenerate. Circular of the Architects Foundation of Reggio Emilia – and one a Ferrarawith the Ferrara Slack City Festival by Atelier Mobile. Central Italy seems to be the real absentee: apart from Umbria, which ad Assisithanks to the support of the Guglielmo Giordano Foundation, won the only event among the central regions entitled Seed Design Action for the Future.

Going south, the situation improves, with as many as three festivals spread across Campania, Puglia and Sicily. In fact, it will unfold between Naples, Avellino, Benevento, Caserta, Salerno Campania Architecture 2023. Plural territoriesof the Campania Region. Between Lecce, Barletta, Foggia Stone Landscapes. New stories for Mediterranean quarries by the Leccese Stone Ecomuseum. While between Palermo, Trapani, Caltanissetta, Syracuse, Catania Afterhistory, Afterlife. Widespread festival of architecture in Sicily of the Rizoma Studio.

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ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL 2023
15 – 30 April 2023

LIVE THE HOLIDAY Sassari, Savona, Livorno
SEED DESIGN ACTION FOR THE FUTURE Assisi
DEAR HOME. THE TRAVELING FESTIVAL ON LIVING Bologna, Genoa, Milan, Venice
REGENERATE. CIRCULAR Reggio Emilia
DROP CITY CONVENTION 2023 Milan
STONE LANDSCAPES. NEW STORIES FOR MEDITERRANEAN QUARRIES Lecce, Barletta, Foggia
AFTER HISTORY, AFTERLIFE. WIDESPREAD FESTIVAL OF ARCHITECTURE IN SICILY Palermo, Trapani, Caltanissetta, Syracuse, Catania
FERRARA SLACK CITY FESTIVAL Ferrara
CAMPANIA ARCHITECTURE 2023. PLURAL TERRITORIES Naples, Avellino, Benevento, Caserta, Salerno

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