Rotor

Rotor. Copyright Manifesta. Photo by Cave Studio

Rotor is a collective of Belgian architects and designers with a common interest in the material flows in industry and construction.

With publications, lectures, and exhibitions, Rotor develops critical positions on design, material resources, waste, and reuse. Rotor has represented Belgium at the Venice Architecture Biennial in 2010, and in 2011 curated an exhibition, “Ex Limbo,” for the Fondazione Prada in Milan, on the history of Prada’s catwalks. Furthermore, in 2011, they curated and designed “Oma/Progress” at the Barbican in London, and in 2013 they curated at the Triennial Architecture in Oslo the exhibition “Behind the Green Door” on the consequences and paradoxes of sustainability as a dominating paradigm within architecture and urban planning.

Titled Monte Gallo, the project realised for Manifesta 12 Palermo by Rotor consists of a workshop, an urban intervention, and an installation. This project is inspired by Pizzo Sella, a place on the northern coast of Palermo with amazing views on the cliffs, sea, and city, offering new points of view on the relationship between man and landscape.