DAE- SOURCE #05: Memory and Monuments

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Design Academy Eindhoven – Source Lectures 2014

15 OCT 2014
10:00 – 16:00
DAE Auditorium
Emmasingel 14
5611 AZ Eindhoven

Instead of acknowledging the monument only as a fixed and consolidated typology, the symposium intends to discuss the power to recall memories and provoke thoughts – proper of monuments – into (designed) objects regardless of their size, value, exposure and durability. By reinterpreting their role that might not necessary be imagined as accessible by a community only but perhaps transferred to the context of people intimacy and privacy, it will also question the public nature of monuments.

The  Symposium is curated by Lorenzo Bini and Gennaro Postiglione, guest mentors at DAE-Contextual Design department.
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DAE-guest professorship

Monday, September 1st, 2014

Ashrott’s FountainHorst Hoheisel, Kassel 1987


Lorenzo Bini + Gennaro Postiglione
Design for Thinking/Design for Memory
Design Academy EindhovenContextual Design Department
01 SEP – 03 DEC 2014

Download the Studio – brief


IP Creating a Context #3: Krakow

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

The CREATING A CONTEXT Erasmus Intensive Programme (IP) Krakow 2014 brings together postgraduate Fine Art and Architect students from Newcastle University, Akademie der Bildenden Künste München, Politecnico Milano, Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam, Glasgow School of Arts, Université Catholique de Louvain Bruxelles and the Kunstakademie Münster  to collaborate on new innovative artworks and spatial solutions.

Using the concept of an international ‘biennale’, the curriculum will emulate a ‘real’ professional context. The students, working in small cross-disciplinary and transnational groups will be invited to respond to a specific site. This practice led approach will be embedded in a theoretical framework that enables a critical discussion and understanding of European art and architecture production and exhibition practice.

Here is the agenda of the two weeks and the Lablog presentation Beyond Memorialisation (140710).

Guest lectures: Stih & Schnock

Friday, May 30th, 2014

.Orientamento Interni
.Politecnico di Milano
.Scuola di Architettura e Società

.martedì 3 giugno
.aula B.3.4 – ore 14:15

.Lecture synopsis

.Flyer & Home-page

Border Memories along Isonzo river

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Border Memories: Re-enacting Difficult Heritage by Elisa Mansutti (POLIMI April 2014)

The project aims to re-discover the past of the transnational territory called Venezia Giulia, shared by Italy, Slovenia and Croatia, where the ethnic fights along the years have left numerous traces fixed in the soil and geography of the place. Traces that need to be somehow re-activated since the memory of all dark periods have been, sometimes consciously, sometime involutarily, removed and never re-elaborated.

Look inside the books to know more:
Border Memories # 1/research
Border Memories # 2/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

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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Friday, December 6th, 2013

Lablog has been invited to participate at the one-day seminar “Shifting AiR strategies” arranged by id11 in collaboration with Tetterode Collective on the 14th DEC at Lijm & Cultuur space. Lablog will present the on-going research-by-design focused on “The Next Monument” on new forms of Memorialisation of conflict memories. The work is part of the REcall-project, a research by-design funded by EU Culture Programme 2012.

As part of the same initiative, on the 11th, within the Amsterdam West Wednesday programme, Lablog will present “The Next Monument” also in the premises of Tetterode Marble Hall by means of an “Instant Exhibition”.

Download the Tetterode Collective program or go to the id11 homepage.


Competing Memories

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Lablog was invited to deliver a speech to the Competing Memories 4 Day Seminar, an interdisciplinary conference addressing the politics of heritage and memory, identity and occupation, European political integration and citizenship as well as the theoretical implications of totalitarianism, terror, trauma, genocide and mass violence.

Download the seminar programme

Download the brochure with Abstracts

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lablog WS in Rome

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

REcall WS3: Rome, 8-14 SEP 2013

Research by design activity aimed at envisioning projects in consistency with the issues pointed out in the REcall-project Call. Two-days visits to the case-study sites will provide direct knowledge of the project areas and identification of specific requirements suggested by the hosting institutions. The workshop activities will comprise teamwork, conferences, seminars, lectures and communications from local administration.

To browse into the final day presentation visit the link


lablog goes to Norway

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

REcall project workshop in Falstad, 24th-30th June 2013

Research by design activity aimed at envisioning projects in consistency with the issues pointed out in the REcall-project Call. Two-days visits to the case-study sites will provide direct knowledge of the project areas and identification of specific requirements suggested by the hosting institutions. The workshop activities will comprise teamwork, conferences, seminars, lectures and communications from local administration.

Browse the programme

REcall-project: call for applications/UPDATE

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Il concorso è stato aperto anche agli studenti della magistrale, oltre che ai laureati dopo il 2007/The competition is now open also to MA students besides the Graduated after 2007

speriamo di vedervi partecipare numerosi/we look forward to see many of you partecipating!


This call for tenders is part of the REcall project and aims at receiving enthusiastic and thorough proposal for Difficult Heritage – such as the ones coming from XX Century conflicts and wars – re-appropriation interventions. Selected entries will be granted access to one of the two design workshops which will take place in Norway and Italy in 2013. Proposals will be guided towards a successful end, in which those selected entries will compete for a final prize involving an economic contribution.

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REcall-project: call for applications

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

REcall – European Conflict Archaeological Landscape Re-appropriation

Concorso per laureandi e giovani laureati.

1. Tre membri, per ognuno dei dieci gruppi che verranno selezionati, parteciperanno (avendo tutto spesato) ad uno dei due workshop previsti (uno in Norvegia e uno in Italia).
2. Inoltre ogni gruppo ha un rimborso di 1000 euro come contribuito per le spese di elaborazione dei materiali da consegnare nella seconda fase.
3. I vincitori, riceveranno un premio di 3000 euro se primi e 2000 se secondi.
4. Infine, tre membri del gruppo di progettazione parteciperanno, avendo tutto spesato, al seminario finale con mostra e convegno.
5. I gruppi dovranno essere composti almeno da 1 architetto, 1 archeologo, 1 artista.

Cerca un team partner su REcall-project FB group

Download the call

Deadline for registration: 30 JAN 2013 > new dead line 15 MAR 2013
Deadline for delivering the proposal: 15 FEB 2013 > new deadline 28 FEB 2013

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REcall workshop

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Visualizza REcall_Venice WWII ‘Places&Stories’ in una mappa di dimensioni maggiori

The Venice workshop has for REcall a double challenge: is the occasion for launching officially (and in public) the project and also to test the quality and the quantity of its research queries. But the choice of Venice is not by chance, but a carefully elaborated decision connected to the specific concept behind the fore coming 13th Architecture Biennale titled ‘Common Ground’.

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Archeonet workshop 26-30 June

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

[Borgo Marinella conceptual idea by Melissa Renzi e Barbara Ripari]

Archeonet is a research developed within the Faculty of Architecture of Genoa and financed by the Italian Ministry of Universities and Research.

Aim of Archeonet is the valorisation of the cultural and natural Italian heritage through the development of archaeological sites, museums that manage them and geographical areas in which these sites are. The basic idea of this research is that the economical resources produced by mass tourism can be partly readdressed and redistributed along the territory in order to promote other areas where there are important sites of historical and cultural interest, but not yet included in the chain of international tourism.

Location: Luni (SP)
Date: 26-30 June