Archive for February, 2014

Stazione Agip got listed

Friday, February 21st, 2014

We just found out that the Stazione di Servizio Agip, the beloved building topic of our 2012 Design Lab, has been officially listed. According to the public authorities – namely the Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo – the building is “of  particularly outstanding historical and artistic interest” and will be now subject to safeguard. The official document stating this important judgement features a short bibliography that includes our Lab-int-2012 as a reference.

It goes without saying that we consider this a huge achievenment for the commitment played out by our students in that project.

The Next Monument, Amsterdam

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Are monuments only records of recorded histories? How can they act as a prompts for on-going reflection? Could a traditional monument be the starting point for individual commemoration? Does a memorial have to be fashioned out of bronze or marble to make a significant impression on our psyche? [James Young]

press release

Beyond the monument
Gerhard Hofland gallery


The Jewish Resistance Monument revisited
11:00-15:00 / 18:00-21:00
Amstel 41 gallery

Browse The Book of Fragments

Post bianco

Thursday, February 6th, 2014


















[omaggio al Cappuccetto Bianco di Munari]

Creating Context #3: WS in Krakow

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

[pic by Jorge Lascar]

IP-programme workshop
Creating Context #3
will be held in Krakow

13 – 27  > now 6th to 20th July  2014

POLIMI will take part with 6 MA students & 2 staff members: call for students is now open!

Sixty students working in nine cross-disciplinary (Art and Architecture) and transnational (5 Nationality) groups will develop proposals for public artworks in Kracow. Two academics, again, cross-disciplinary and transnational, are appointed to each student group to support them in the organisation and execution of their project.

Have a look at the WS programme and if interested send, using we-transfer or similar, your Portfolio in PDF format [max A3 size and 50MB].

Submission deadline Sunday 16 FEB 2014

WS Conditions:
– Accommodation supplied by organisers free of charge
– Travelling reimboursed at 90%
– Food on your own budget
– 4 ECTS for Polimi students

For programme details just browse the previous editions: the agenda for Krakow is not yet fixed.

Here is the link to the workshop home page

Villard 15 – Paesaggi strategici

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Lablog has been invited to share the Villard 15 International meeting in Venice [29-30/01/2014] and to present the new issued volume Re-enacting the past ed. by Michela Bassanelli and Gennaro Postiglione. Venice was immersed in the water – as it happens in this season – and all transfers required much more time and a lot of patience, but for sure giving to all of us the precise feeling that this is a city like no one else in the world.

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