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LandWorks 2017 - COSENZA (Calabria, Italy)    18.5. - 28.5.2017

The operative workshop for the creation of art installations in the landscape of Landworks Calabria 2017 is an international experimental program based on the operative method between art, architecture and landscape for the enhancement of the landscape and cultural heritage goods, and it is presented as a large on-site research and open-air atelier, designed to trigger or accelerate the development processes of the historic center of Cosenza.

Together with local actors and under the guidance of internationally renowned professionals, the workshop participants will be divided into different groups who will work under the direction of team leaders of their choice for 10 intense days, in which they will realize temporary or permanent installations to help the innovative restoration, renewal and economic recovery of the outstanding Calabrian village.


With the participation of:

Isabella INTI | | Milan

Ferdinand LUDWIG+Sergio SANNA | | Stuttgart

Christian PHONGPHIT | SoA+D | Bangkok

Antonio SCARPONI | | Zürich



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Technical Description

The workshop will place particular emphasis on:​

- District of Saint Lucia

Specific area: The district "Saint Lucia" is in the northern part of the historical centre of Cosenza, occupying the entire slope going down to the confluence of the rivers. It is characterized by an urban fabric--dense and spaced out with narrow passages. The only unoccupied spaces are empty footprints left by the collapse of old buildings.

Principal activities and participatory elements: The neighbourhood has a strong residential vocation and hosts a significant part of the weaker sections of the population. Ritual buildings represent the main architectural features.


- High School Bernardino Telesio

Specific area: The area is one of the most valuable elements of the entire old town. Some of the most important routes of the old town criss-cross this area and are lined by buildings of significant historical and architectural value. The building fabric is interspersed with numerous public and private gardens.

Principal activities and participatory elements: In addition to residential use, activities of the tertiary sector can also be found in the area. 





Project Start:2017
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