interdisciplinary design collective sardarch specializes in the urban transformation of neighborhoods by proposing various strategies with the active participation of surrounding communities. the public art SPOP project is an open platform of civic collaboration to redesign the abandoned and empty villages around the omodeo lake district in sardinia in collaboration with fondazione di sardegna, comune di nughedu santa vittoria, nughedu welcome and desislab elisava design school


SPOP, short for ‘spopolamento’, is a reference to the depopulation of small villages
all images © gianluca vassalo

 

 

sardarch‘s project opens up a discussion regarding the state of sardinia’s depopulation rate. the previously desolate spaces are now filled with expression and character, reflecting the history and experiences of the barigadu residents.


sardarch’s project involves the sardinian community in an effort to bring awareness to the issue of depopulation


SPOP is an open platform of civic collaboration to redesign the abandoned and empty villages around the omodeo lake district in sardinia


sardinia faces the largest infertility rate in italy


the design collective included people of all disciplines to participate in the project 


the previously desolate spaces are now filled with expression and character, reflecting the history and experiences of the villagers

 

 

 

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: lynn chaya | designboom

  • Great work from this guys, hopefully it will raise enough awareness. A pity for this Sardinian villages as they could be an amazing tourist spot for people like us who live in the Chao of the big world cities and need a healing retreat.

    Daniele Pais says:

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