• the dam before the tragedy - archive photo (courtesy fondazione vajont)
  • the vajont dam/line - photo giacomo de donà
  • nuovo spazio di casso and the landslide - photo giacomo de donà
  • the dam framed - photo giacomo de donà

dolomiti contemporanee and the Vajont area are in arcipelago italia, the Italian Pavillion of the 16th venice’s biennale of architecture.

“Arcipelago Italia. Projects for the future of the country’s interior territories” is the title of the project by curator Mario Cucinella for the Italia Pavillion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, promoted by Direzione Generale Arte e Architettura contemporanee e Periferie Urbane, MiBACT.

through arcipelago italia, cucinella has carried out an explorative journey, a reconnaissance of italy‘s inner areas, placing particular focus on a series of sites and projects, as well as architecture and cultural socialization procedures that involve the territory’s participation, and that are always equipped with a vision in regards to the determination of the future of the human landscapes, one that presents itself through good practices, actions based on networking strategies, open regenerative process-oriented approaches, and re-innovative ideas which may prove themselves to be capable of responsibly tackling the theme of enhancement and reclaiming of the environmental, landscape-related, cultural and social heritage.
the sites aren’t enough in and of themselves, and there is no future for the heritage if the people don’t operate towards that goal: the future is the product of present actions.

the call for the italian pavillion was answered by more than 500 projecs, 67 of which have eventually been selected by the curator, and find now a home at the tese delle vergini at the arsenale.

among them is dolomiti contemporanee, inside the itinerary dedicated to the eastern alps.
a great photograph of vajont’s mt. toc (by isabella sassi farìas), sighted from the nuovo spazio di casso, welcomes visitors at the entrance of the pavillion.

the exhibit will remain open until november 25th 2018.

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01/07/2014

It is possible, for the artists interested in the Contest, to take part in a survey of the Spazio in Casso and of the crowning of the Vajont Dam.
The guided visits of the Dam’s crowning are handled in collaboration with the Dolomiti Friulane Nature Park and with Erto and Casso’s Pro Loco*

The visits are available in the following days:
-   July: every Saturday and Sunday, from 10 am  to 5 pm, every half hour;
-   August: every day, from 10 am  to 5 pm, every half hour;
-   September/october: on sundays visits from 10 am to 5 pm, starting every half hour
(duration: 40 minutes).

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22/05/2014

On 12 june 2014  the International Artistic Contest Two Calls for Vajont has been presented during the press conference held by dolomiti contemporanee to launch the DC 2014 season.
The press conference, open to the public, has taken place on 12 june at 11.30 am at the new venue of casso.

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20/05/2014

The three main operative partners of twocalls are Enel, Acqua Dolomia and Neonlauro.
The power company Enel is the owner of the Vajont Dam: its fundamental support has allowed to actualize the vision of a call for a line, thus activating the central construction site of twocalls.

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