Workshop 2019 – Climate Performance
Climate Change is a global reality which will affect our planet and our daily lives. It is mainly communicated as a global threat, but it also offers a wide range of new opportunities to improve our lives and the way we use the planet in the future. The Landscape is seen as the performative interface between the transformation of time and space and the students must face the challenges of operating through a creative approach within the evolution that will affect our planet. There is an opportunity for a design which uses the tools of space and time, projection and prediction, questions and new answers. The design workshop “Climate Performance” attempts to communicate performative aspects of Climate Change through the impact of time on a public spatial design installation within the urban context of Milan. The workshop is in the tradition of Land Art, an art form which was established in the United States in the 1960s and which brought an awareness to the landscape as a cultural and artistic medium. Designers face the ability of using pressing issues of climate change in relation to the urban context, collecting objective data, and transferring them in a subjective experience of installation/ spatial design. The relationship between artificial and natural, contingent and ephemeral are some of the key points designers need to face in their work. Landscape will be understood as an artificial environment which is designed and created by humans. This understanding is a crucial basis for tackling climate change, a problem which humans created and, we believe, humans will also be able to solve.
Professors Team: Giovanna Piccinno (Interdisciplinary Workshop Coordinator), Markus Jatsch (Lead Visiting Professor Interdisciplinary Workshop), Cristina Morbi (Tutor Visiting Professor Interdisciplinary Workshop)
Tutors: Alice Zingales, Daniele Mazzinghi
Assistants: Kristina Miskute, Gaia Brambilla
Exterior critics: Luca Guerrini, Giulia Gerosa
Video editing: Zhou Kang