In Mazara, an unexpressed heritage is sleeping.
QUARRIES occupy an area of about two hundred thousand square meters: a system divided into galleries, gardens, open-air spaces. Not all are visible: some rest beneath the ground, guarding precious traces of the past. As ECO, a two-thousand-square-meters hypogean quarry discovered last year, by the founders of Periferica, during survey work for Evocava - the future museum of Mazara quarries.
PERIFERICA is an international FESTIVAL OF URBAN REGENERATION that will take place in Mazara del Vallo, Sicily, from 1st to 10th August 2019. Every year, Periferica brings together associations, universities and businesses to rethink a disused area with students, creative people and inhabitants, through a program of workshops and events. Since 2013, more than 300 students from different parts of Europe have so far participated.
FOR THE SIXTH EDITION - The Open Museum: Evocative Spaces - participants will be asked to conceive new solutions for Evocava, the Mazara quarries museum, passing from design to self-production phases.
The event will take place within the same project area which, for 10 days, will become a micro-village where participants can study, socialize, participate in construction activities and get in touch with the community.
HYPOGEAN DREAMS WORKSHOP
The participants will have the task of detecting, designing and transforming this underground quarry brought to light after centuries of neglect. In continuity with the work done during the last edition, they will go through different phases with the aim of producing new solutions and contents for the museum of the quarries.
In addition, they will be able to collaborate with experts and pass from the analysis phase to the participating construction site.
YOU CAN APPLY as a PARTICIPANT by June 1st (or while seats last). The workshops will last 10 days, alternating training, excursions and events, and will include hospitality, meals, and a certificate of participation.
Applicants must first apply via the appropriate form.
Download the information related to this competition here.
TitleCall for Students: Hypogean Dreams Workshop [Architecture + SelfConstruction]
TypeCompetition Announcement (Student Competitions)
Registration DeadlineJune 01, 2019 08:00 PM
Submission DeadlineJune 01, 2019 08:00 PM