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Call for LWCircus workshop ArnoLab019
Feb 07, 2019

Call for LWCircus workshop ArnoLab019

During this III Florentine edition we would love to continue in focusing our efforts around the valorization of a part of Arno river banks along the Torrino S.Rosa, working with the Community and its minority, including a group of selected refugees, that already worked with us last years during the ArnoLab past editions, together with the local institutions deputed to the Arno River’s management, to create the ephemeral installations that you can appreciate in the Report attached.


It is a great pleasure to invite you to be part of the third edition of the LWCircus workshop ArnoLab019, that is going to be from next 22nd MAY to 2nd June in the Florentine context along the Arno River bank sides (https://lwcircus.org/home/next/lwc-arnolab019/), together with a delegation of your best and motivated students to attend the Events, Seminars and Open Lectures scheduled inside the Activities: ArnoLab’s REVIEW | Movies and Open Talks - ILARKS International Landscape Architecture Seminar Open Lecture Series @Le Murate PAC - Contemporary Art Projects  (please see the Program attached).

 

During this III Florentine edition we would love to continue in focusing our efforts around the valorization of a part of Arno river banks along the Torrino S.Rosa, working with the Community and its minority, including a group of selected refugees, that already worked with us last years during the ArnoLab past editions, together with the local institutions deputed to the Arno River’s management, to create the ephemeral installations that you can appreciate in the Report attached.

 

Therefore, as for the last ArnoLab editions held here in May, We are again collaborating with local and International Institutions and We invited international landscape architects and performers (from Europe, Mexico, Australia, USA and China) to come to work here in Florence with some delegations of their best and motivated students. 

 

Furthermore, for this 2019, the LWCIRCUS will continue in including inside the Workshop Program the ArnoLab’s REVIEW|Movies and Open Talks, the ILARKS series of International Landscape Architecture Seminars and Open Lectures, hosted at the Le Murate PAC-Contemporary Art Projects (http://www.lemuratepac.it/en/), to enlarge and promote the debate around the use of performative shared practices and multi media languages in designing our contemporary urban landscapes, to help the building of an even more RESILIENT and INCLUSIVE urban future (please see the Program attached) .

 

During the ArnoLab019, a temporary international, multi cultural and multidisciplinary creative community will test in the field shared practices by using multimedia languages, artistic approaches and performative-spontaneous attitudes in the specific urban context, with the direct involvement of local actors and public institutions responsible for the Arno river's management and safeguard, looking for responsible cultural valorization and sustainable development for the local community and the diverse minorities directly involved in each step of the operative shared process.

 

The experiential workshop, based on research in the field, looks for operative sharing methods in collaboration with local communities and their relationship and coexistence with environmentally sensitive areas; investigates shared practices; looks for devices able to give long-term life through sustainable development; works for a RESILIENT and INCLUSIVE urban future for the local community. It will represent an excellent opportunity for students that are looking to learn through a different way and methodology (learn by doing) by designing sustainable cultural and sensitive landscapes, collaborating with different kinds of practitioners (as artists, architects, landscape architects, anthropologists, ethnographers or film directors) and people from the local community from multiple backgrounds and learning styles to gain mutually beneficial goals, achieving enrichment that benefits all participants involved in the experience.

 

The workshop that is strictly operative will start on 22nd of May and will close on 1st of June ( departing from Florence on 2nd), with the opening of the works and a video-audio performance organized from our well known performers and artists attending this Edition as Team Leaders and special guests, in collaboration with the locals and the participants.

 

The Activity will be set on the banks of the Arno River in the Renaissance Florentine context and its main topic will be around the shared practice strategies in collaboration with the locals, looking to conserve the Riverbanks and its cultural landscape value celebrating the “Anno Leonardiano”. The students will start by researching and testing alternative methods working together with the locals community, Arno River Agency’s technicians, creative experts, local artists and minorities.

 

After a full immersion on the first days to understand the dynamic of the Natural Resource, thanks to local experts’s contributes, the groups will work hard to design and realize installations with the organic material that come from the River, temporary located  for us on site, as well as re-creating temporary landscapes by using real plants  on pots.