Les Nouveaux commanditaires

Nya Uppdragsgivare
Nuovi Committenti
Nuevos Comanditarios
Taiteen Uudet Tukijat
De Nieuwe Opdrachtgevers
New Patrons
Die Neue Auftraggeber
Komanditario berriak

Cantiere Barca

Patrons - A groups of young residents from the area and participants in the workshop
Mediator - Francesca Comisso and Luisa Perlo (a.titolo), Maurizio Cilli, with Giulia Majolino and Alessandra Giannandrea
Supporters - A project that emerged from an idea of Giulia Majolino with Alessandra Giannandrea and Francesco Strochio, as part of the situa.to programme by a.titolo and Maurizio Cilli, during the Turin European Youth Capital 2010, developed in partnership with the Goethe-Institut Turin and Circoscrizione 6 of the City of Turin, and supported by Fondation de France, Compagnia San Paolo, the City of Turin and the Piedmont Region, with the collaboration of Impresa Rosso S.p.A., Viglietta Matteo S.p.A. and various others technical sponsors.
Porch in via Anglesio, Barca-Bertolla neighbourhood, Turin.

This site for ideas and new practices for the re-appropriation of the public space took shape over the course of four collective self-build workshops using recovered materials, led by Raumlabor, a Berlin-based group of architects and artists, and involving the youths of Barca, an neighbourhood in the far outskirts to the North of Turin, as well as groups of students and young designers. The project, which was launched in 2011, saw the development of a series of inhabitable environmental installations, such as the Star House, made up of transformable mobile furniture and a series of seats and other handmade products. Such examples of the potential activities of the Cantiere Barca Youth Centre, at the intersection between creativity and micro-economics, are part of the design project launched in 2013 which took place in two locations belonging to the municipality and which had been closed for years, on the initiative of a number of participants. A video and a drawing by Raumlabor, created as part of the project, were included in the Architecture and Design Department collection of MoMA in New York.