Premio Berlino Fellowship 2017 - 2018
Friday, 23 March 2018

First outcomes of a new exchange program between the Italian Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory

Part 1 - Presentations Giorgia Floro and Leonardo Di Chiara

Welcome and Introduction
Hans-Jürgen Commerell, Director, ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, Berlin
Luigi Reitani
, Director, Italian Cultural Institute, Berlin
Angela Tecce, Director, Department II - Urban Peripheries, General Directorate for Contemporary Art, Architecture and Urban Peripheries, Ministry of Cultural Heritage Activities and Tourism, Rome
Miriam Mlecek
, Programme Manager, ANCB, Berlin

Giorgia Floro, winner Premio Berlino 2017-2018
Leonardo Di Chiara, winner Premio Berlino 2017-2018

Part 2 - Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion
Giorgia Floro, winner Premio Berlino 2017-2018, Architect, Bari
Leonardo Di Chiara, winner Premio Berlino 2017-2018, Architect, Pesaro
Lars Krückeberg, M.Arch., Dipl.-Ing., Architekt, BDA, Founding Partner of GRAFT, Berlin
Markus Bader
, Partner, Raumlabor, Berlin

Miriam Mlecek, Programme Manager, ANCB, Berlin

In order to promote contemporary Italian architecture, exchange of experience and cultural knowledge, the Premio Berlino award was founded to encourage the internationalisation and mobility of Italian architecture professionals.

The prize is an initiative by the Italian Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory as network partner, moderator and organizer. It offers two Italian-based emerging architects the opportunity to spend a six-month period in Berlin for further professional development.

The winners of the first edition, the young architects Leonardo Di Chiara and Giorgia Floro, have carried out their traineeships in two prestigious Berlin architecture firms, GRAFT and Raumlabor, working on issues concerning urban reuse and regeneration. Together with Lars Krückeberg (GRAFT) and Markus Bader (Raumlabor) they presented their work experiences and gave an insight into the professional activities of the two architecture offices and shared their impressions and observations obtained during their residence in Berlin.

Leonardo Di Chiara is a young Italian architect and engineer. He focuses his research and professional practice in the field of mobile architecture, exploring possible developments within the existing urban structure. By invitation from Van Bo Le-Mentzel, he joined the Tinyhouse University as a member of the Board of Directors. In 2017 he designed and built the aVOID tiny house participating as a curator in the Bauhaus Campus exhibition hosted by Bauhaus-Archiv in Berlin. For the social value of his works, he was awarded the Premio Berlino 2017 by the Italian Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Foreign Affairs which gave him the chance to develop a field research with GRAFT Architects. In 2018 he will bring his aVOID tiny house on tour from Berlin to Rome, thanks to the invitation of several institutions like the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, the HfG-Archiv in Ulm, the Milan Design Week and the Goethe-Institut in Rome. aVOID tiny house will be also exhibited in front of
ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory from 22nd March until 2nd April. For the programme of the events and visiting hours click here.

Giorgia Floro is a young Italian architect working and researching in the field of urban strategies and urban regeneration through the reuse of abandoned spaces and projects of social innovation. With the collaboration of La Capagrossa, a cultural association working in Apulia, and the support of the Administration of Ruvo di Puglia (Bari), she founded the project “Nove Nove Nove - Nine new boats. Regenerate the city”, a participatory process that managed to involve the citizens to discuss and share opinions about the upcoming document for urban regeneration. Considering the impact of this project and of other works related, she was awarded by Premio Berlino 2017 by the Italian Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a six months residency to explore Berlin urban practices and working with Raumlabor Berlin. During these months, thanks to the suggestions gained from this experience, she re-designed the projects of Nove Nove Nove, that will take place in summer 2018: a prototype for a city festival, aiming to bring back the citizens to the center of urban development, using art, temporary architecture and modern digital.

In Collaboration with:
Italian Cultural Institute




ANCB Partners

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