ENORME studio transforms a bus into education hub at manifesta 12 in palermo

ENORME studio transforms a bus into education hub at manifesta 12 in palermo

for nine months, ENORME studio, together with students of design and fine arts of the university of palermo, has been developing the transformation project of a regular line bus that linked the center of palermo with the beach in mondello. the vehicle becomes a mobile hub that supports the 12th biennial festival manifesta’s initiatives associated with the education program throughout the city.

all images by ENORME unless otherwise stated



‘education hub’ is a travelling platform to reach out to and engage with various communities in the neighbourhoods of palermo throughout the duration of the manifesta 12. the project will be set up in a city bus, radically transformed by the students of the university of palermo (laboratorio di disegno industriale 3 led by prof. viviana trapani, department of architecture) and academy of fine arts (graphic design course led by prof. cinzia ferrara) under the guidance of madrid-based architectural bureau ENORME studio.



the hub will travel around the city and will bring manifesta 12 into an active dialogue with the suburbs of palermo through site-specific interventions including, but not limited to, performances, workshops, community events and meetings, open-air screenings, special bus tours and bus-sharing, as well as digital learning projects.


video by manifesta




photo by felice migliorini








photo by felice migliorini


photo by felice migliorini



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