MANIFESTA12 ‘The Planetary Garden’ – 5x5x5 program with the Polytechnic School of University of Palermo, led by Sara Kamalvand, Pietro Todaro, Maurizio Carta, Paolo Cascone, and Renzo Lecardane
Anne Arnbjerg is a newly educated architect. She develops projects with climatic and infrastructural concerns that seek to emphasize the everyday. As part of the master thesis at Danish Academy of Fine Art and Architecture, her work has evolved around an anticipating architecture which does not aim to withstand impact of water, but awaits and desires it. This recent project examines how decay by waters may stimulate and sustain community making as an act around which people gather. The interest in architecture is strongly fueled by a social discussion and plays out in a practice including workshop making, in-situ building and particular on site re-search.
Lucas Bartholl (Hamburg, Germany.) Lucas is a master candidate in Urban Design, He is Research Assistant of Sara Kamalvand, assisting her in the organization and research around the workshop Ingrutatti Palermo in the framework of Manifesta 12. Lucas works as an Intern for the Architecture and Planning Office TSPA in Berlin, developing a new collaborative model of city-making. He is experienced in civil participation processes and interested in the intersection of city-making and a socially orientated art practice. He is currently enrolled in the M.Sc Urban Design at HafenCity University Hamburg and spent a guest semester in the “Living in the Anthropocene” Master-Lab at École Spéciale d’Architecture, in Paris.
Fiona Campbell (UK) is a contemporary artist based in Somerset, UK. She exhibits extensively, teaches art, runs community projects and is currently studying for an MFA at Bath Spa University. In 2015 she led the Arts Council-funded project ‘step in stone’ in which fourteen international artists created artscapes in Somerset quarries. Her interests focus on interconnections from micro to macro, nature’s cyclical persistence, matter, energy and transformation. She weaves drawings in space, treating line as object – hybrids that extend line from plane as 3d form, blurring boundaries between sculpture, drawing and installation.
Andreas Mallouris (Nicosia, Cyprus). Andreas is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, and holds a PhD in Plastic Surgery. He graduated in 2018 the BA(Hons) Fine Arts program of the University of West of England, Bristol. In September 2018 he will enroll the MFA program of Goldsmiths University, London. Since 2017 he is a co-founder and co-director of koraï project space in Nicosia. He participated in numerous exhibitions in Cyprus and abroad. His artistic interest and work concerns issues on social politics, hierarchical structures and identity. Currently he lives and works in Nicosia and Athens.
Pierangelo Marco Scravaglieri is a doctoral student working on fluid infrastructures, analogue computation, and the architectural potential of liquids. At the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University, he is supervised by Professor Rachel Armstrong (Experimental Architecture) and Professor Andrew Ballantyne (Architectural History and Theory). He is originally from Catania, Italy, where he obtained a Master’s degree in Architecture.
Félix de Rosen (US) is a master candidate in landscape architecture at UC Berkeley. Rather than ask how we can be ecological, his research focuses on how we are already inherently ecological beings. He is interested in how designed spaces can break down nature-culture duality. His current project is an audioguide that uses landscape as a vehicle to bring embodied awareness on the process of perception. He received a BA in government from Harvard and worked as a consultant in business soundscape design.
Manolo Larrosa (Mexico, PANOSMICO ) is an artist and researcher. His work concerns urbanism and the creation of environments. He is also interested in the bacteriological guerrilla, in the water and air policies. At the end of 2017 he started PANOSMICO along with Mariana Mañón, an Art Based Research project that pursues a multidisciplinary approach to the sensible potentialities through the overflowing of perception forms, as an alternative way to re-acknowledge how our society its being designed.
Mariana Mañon (Mexico, PANOSMICO) works as an artist and investigates tools and interdisciplinary methodologies to access the social body through the metonymic evidences that may be studied from the residual materials of quotidian city life, in a theoretical frame named as accelerated archeology. She founded TRES collective along with Ilana Boltvinik and Rodrigo Viñas, a research project about the implications of garbage as a conceptual residual and as a political posture. Since 2017 she works in PANOSMICO along with Manolo Larrosa, an Art Based Research project that pursues a multidisciplinary approach to the sensible potentialities through the overflowing of perception forms, as an alternative way to re-acknowledge how our society its being designed.
Karolina Majewska is a visual artist working in New York and Warsaw. She has MFAs from the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts and the School of Visual Art in NYC; she was also an exchange student at the Universität der Künste in Berlin. As the co-founder of the Mimoto creative collective, her recent work has combined VR, spatial painting, and performance. Karolina investigates the varied ways that technology manipulates human perception, as she questions the impact of applied science upon the human capacity for empathy. Her curiosity has been inspired by the transformative and teleportative possibilities of VR/AR and 360-degree cameras, as explored in her present digital project, The Cell.
Elke Reinhuber is not your average artist, because she became a specialist on choice, decision making and counterfactual thoughts in media arts. Currently, Reinhuber teaches and researches as assistant professor at the School of Art, Design and Media at NTU in Singapore in Media Art. In her artistic practice, she investigates on the correlation between decisions and emotions and explores different strategies of visualisation and presentation, working with immersive environments, augmented reality and imaging technologies. In 2013, she was awarded a practice-based doctorate degree in media arts at UNSW, Sydney. Her artwork has been exhibited in several internationally acknowledged institutions and her artistic research has been published widely.
Deborah Westmancoat is a contemporary painter based in Somerset, UK. She has spent the last 6 years engaged in a long term project researching aspects of classical alchemy in relation to the movement of water found within the natural and built environment, considering how each stage of transformation might help us to understand landscape and our place within it. Current work looks at how a materials based practice can enable engagement with place on a deeper level through the actions of observing, following and recording the movement of water under / over / across / through specific environments. Westmancoat exhibits frequently, throughout the UK and internationally, and was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries in 2014, becoming a Royal West of England Academy Artist Network member in 2015.
UNIPA students: Dario Annolino, Chiara Buscemi, Serafina Calcaterra, Enrica Gaia Consiglio, Gabriele Lupo, Rosa Marino