Education Hub is a project of Manifesta 12 Education Department made in collaboration with the University and Academy of Fine Arts of Palermo and the transport company AMAT. Education Hub is generously supported by DGAAP, the Contemporary Art and Architecture Department of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Tourism.
The Hub is a travelling education platform to reach out to and engage with various communities in the neighbourhoods of Palermo throughout the duration of Manifesta 12. The project is set up in a city bus, radically transformed by the students of the University of Palermo (Industrial Design course led by prof. Viviana Trapani) and Academy of Fine Arts (Graphic Design course led by prof. Cinzia Ferrara) under the guidance of Madrid-based architectural bureau ENORME Studio.
The Education Hub travels around the city bringing Manifesta 12 into an active dialogue with the suburbs of Palermo through site-specific interventions and workshops.
Manifesta 12 Education Hub life cycle:
September 2017 – January 2018, Workshops with students
February – May 2018, Bus transformation works
June – November 2018, Education Hub in action
ENORME Studio is an architecture and design office based in Madrid and led by David Pérez, Carmelo Rodríguez and Rocío Pina. ENORME is best characterised by their radical approach to architecture, city and people. They design and build ARCHITECTURE PROJECTS based on industrial systems and typological innovation, as well as perform participation dynamics in the domain of city construction through their creative platform CIUDAD CREA CIUDAD and the creation of CITIZENSHIP BRAND IDENTITIES. Their aim is to foster alternative ways to examine urban issues and to motivate the creation of a proactive citizen culture. They design and apply TACTICAL URBANISM tools that transfer teamwork strategies and collective thinking dynamics into public and private space design and management. ENORME’s aim is to give the city back to citizens as an emotional, plural and relational space.
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