antonio scarponi's mobile device aims to activate the mafia's confiscated lands
 
antonio scarponi's mobile device aims to activate the mafia's confiscated lands
jun 06, 2016

antonio scarponi's mobile device aims to activate the mafia's confiscated lands

antonio scarponi’s mobile device aims to activate the mafia’s confiscated lands
(above) model
all images courtesy of antonio scarponi

 

 

 

conceptual devices is an interdisciplinary design practice founded by antonio scarponi with the mission to develop design strategies with social (and economic) impact. commissioned for the 2016 venice architecture biennale, ‘campo libero’ (the innocent house) is a project that aims to reactivate the lands confiscated from the mafia in the south of italy. it was designed as an off-grid rural mobile pavilion for the italian organization libera, which promotes legality by training volunteers, providing legal support and helping refugees working with no rights.

antonio scarponi italian pavilion venice architecture biennale designboom
exhibition view

 

 

 

the exhibition at the italian pavilion was commissioned by taking care and curated by TAM associati where five architects (matilde cassani, marco navarra nowa, arco’, and alterstudio) worked together with five organizations active in the territory to develop five mobile devices tat activate the italian peripheries, promoting five common goods: health, legality, sports, education and environment. during the exhibition, while in the italian pavilion the projects are shown, these devices will be built with the help of the civil society through a crowdfunding campaign.

 

with this project, the intention of the curators of taking care, designing for the common good, is to go beyond the biennale exhibition and to create an action that will have a real impact in the disadvantaged territories of the italian urban peripheries.

 

video courtesy of taking care – periferie in azione

 

 

 

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antonio scarponi italian pavilion venice architecture biennale designboom
the drawings found at the exhibition explain the project in detail

antonio scarponi italian pavilion venice architecture biennale designboom
different sketches

antonio scarponi italian pavilion venice architecture biennale designboom
model front view

antonio scarponi italian pavilion venice architecture biennale designboom
diagram of the mobile pavilion

antonio scarponi italian pavilion venice architecture biennale designboom
plan

antonio scarponi italian pavilion venice architecture biennale designboom
façades of the devices on-the-go

antonio scarponi italian pavilion venice architecture biennale designboom
longitudinal section

antonio scarponi italian pavilion venice architecture biennale designboom
west façade

antonio scarponi italian pavilion venice architecture biennale designboom
east façade

antonio scarponi italian pavilion venice architecture biennale designboom
north façade

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: juliana neira | designboom

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