am#8_L’Aquila. Mobility Spaces & Public Spaces

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atelier mobile + Politecnico di Torino-DAD + VIVIAMOLAq invite to apply to am#8_L’Aquila: design+build workshop on facilities linked to mobility spaces and public places in L’Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy, from the 14th to the 22nd of September, 2019.

How can we transform urban spaces for mobility into public multifunctional spaces to gather people of different ages and backgrounds?

The participants will form teams with Politecnico di Torino students to analyse and deepen the topic, starting from studies by the previous workshop Build-Use-Stay held by the local association VIVIAMOLAq and the Università degli Studi dell’Aquila. Common site-specific designs will then be developed in teamwork tutored by the teaching staff and the visiting critics to get to final designs to be built with the assistance of specialised carpenters. Lectures on mobility, public spaces, design+build case studies and the use of colours in public places will be given mainly during the first days of the workshop.

The official language is English.
Low-cost accommodation and dining places will be suggested to participants.
Lunches will be on study and building sites after a common shopping.

How to participate

am#8_L’Aquila-August Tales is open to 8 students or young graduated in architecture, industrial design, landscaping, visual or applied arts.

Fee is € 190,00 including insurance and all the study and working materials

To apply fill in the form downloadable from the workshop page on, send it to attaching a pdf file A3 composed by 3 pages (max 10MB), including:

/ page 1 (A3): a letter of intent max 300 words, explaining why you are interested in joining the workshop
/ page 2 (A3): images of selected projects/works including all their data
/ page 3 (A3): a copy of your ID card (or passport)+ a University enrollment certificate listing all the exams done (or a Graduation certificate for the graduates)

The selected participants will be contacted by email by August 3, 2019. They will receive all the details about the fee payment, to be done within 7 days from the confirmation email.

A participation certificate will be given to all the participants.

Subscription deadline: August 3, 2019.

Teaching staff

Curators: Silvia Gron (Politecnico di Torino), Luca Barello (atelier mobile)
Visiting critics: Elena Barthel (Rural Studio, Auburn University), Giacomo Borella (Studio Albori, Milano), Antonello Alici (UNIVPM)
Tutors: Niccolò Suraci (Politecnico di Torino+atelier mobile), Giuseppe Mastangelo (VIVIAMOLAq), Paolo Golinelli (atelier mobile)

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