Workshop: Transversal Territory
One of the major challenges of our time is to rethink what we mean by «environment». For a long time this term has designated an «around», an «elsewhere», an «outside», an «other», a fuzzy reality that meant everything that was not invested in or urbanized by humans, and therefore would not concern us, or only indirectly. It is now essential to readjust our view of it, to rethink the notion of the environment as a space that is part of us, with which we are inextricably linked. The aim of this workshop is to nourish our imagination and to broaden the scope of our environmental sensitivity, through another possible experience of our own living space. Students will carry out artistic-landscape-architectural and performative interventions in situ in a peripheral zone of Mendrisio, including the local community in the process. At the end of the workshop, the public will be invited to live and share these interventions.
This workshop is co-directed by the medical doctor and choreographer Mansoureh Aalaii and is a collaboration with the City of Mendrisio.
The aim of this workshop is to nourish our imagination and to broaden the scope of our environmental sensitivity, through another possible experience of our own living space.
Sustainable development goals
- Sustainable cities and communities
This workshop is conceived as a laboratory of experimentation. The students will develop their own ideas and propose various possible artistic-landscape-architectural and performative interventions in situ. The approach, while being rigorous and precise in the proposed theme, is deliberately playful and without demands for usefulness, leaving complete freedom for experimentation and research. The aim is not so much to give hasty answers or to produce new and marvelous landscapes, but rather to investigate, discover, experiment and to take a new look at our living space, to understand, feel, see and live the notion of environment with «enlarged senses». In this sense, this workshop is first of all addressed to our imagination.
Active participation to the workshop and to the public presentation.