“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.
dolomiti contemporanee is one of five projects that have been selected for the first edition of ideas – italian dialogues on excellence, arts and science, an initiative from the Directorate General for Cultural and Economic Promotion and Innovation of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
Friday, April the 16th, 2021, 5-7 PM, webinar panel:
Two Calls for Vajont, International Artistic Contest: restart_phase.
Line and Wall: giving the floor to the artists
The International Artistic Contest Two Calls for Vajont was launched by Dolomiti Contemporanee in 2014.
On Sunday, March the 14th, National Landscape Day, Mibact announced the names of the winning project, as well as those having received a special mention, in the context of the National Landscape Award/European Council Landscape Award.
A special mention was awarded to the International Artistic Contest Two Calls for Vajont, created and devloped by Dolomiti Contemporanee on the Vajont Dam and the Nuovo Spazio di Casso since 2014.