LINA Open Call Launch
The LINA platform will celebrate its first year at Isola della Certosa in Venice, joining in the event by MAXXI, National Museum of 21st Century Arts, titled BioGrounds: For a new environmental awareness. LINA fellows Francesca Beltrame, Meriem Chabani (New South), Kateřina Krupičková (ZWKR) and Lorenzo Perri (Lemonot) will be joined by Josephine Michau (CAFx), Vera Sacchetti (Driving the Human / Forecast), Emanuele Coccia and Yuri Tuma (Institute of Postnatural Studies): together, they'll guide visitors on conversational walks winding across the Venetian island.
The event will launch the open call for the next generation of LINA fellows: emerging spatial practitioners, thinkers and creatives, which will be published on 20 May on the LINA website. Applicants regardless of their age, teams included, are invited to apply with their radical ideas, practical solutions, theoretical insights or thought-provoking practices addressing the environmental crisis.
How to get there
To access the Isola della Certosa, take the vaporetto line 4.1 at Giardini station.
Note: the station is by-demand only, so alert the driver in advance to stop there!
Between land and water: The coast as critical space
Josephine Michau (Copenhagen Architecture Festival), Emanuele Coccia, LINA fellow Kateřina Krupičková
Meeting point: 14:45 at Cloister
Change of discourse in architecture: Balance between built and un-built
LINA fellows Lorenzo Perri (Lemonot) and Francesca Beltrame
Meeting point: 15:30 at Populus Alba installation
Interspecies and interhemispheric connections (Learning from Driving the Human)
LINA fellow Meriem Chabani (New South), Yuri Tuma (Institute of Postnatural Studies), Vera Sacchetti (Driving the Human)
Meeting point: 16:00 at Invasi installation
BioGrounds is a project that combines the idea of an organic-educational garden (Bio) and that of a playground (Ground), designed for the Certosa Island in Venice. The designers involved are invited to design installations and biological areas where the public can interact – also through play and physical activity – with living, botanical, marine and mineral species. Each installation investigates a specific theme and sends a message aimed at increasing knowledge and environmental awareness. The BioGrounds project is interdisciplinary, involving professionals and experts in art, architecture, design, landscape architecture, but also biology, botany and pedagogy. The installations are not designed to be removed from the island in the short term, but to become an integrated part of it over time. The project is curated by Domitilla Dardi and is conducted in collaboration with Vento di Venezia.
Authors: Emanuele Coccia (philosopher) + Formafantasma (design studio)
Angela Rui (design critic and curator) + Andrea Anastasio (designer)
MAXXI – Alcantara, Studio Ossidiana (design studio)
Stefano Mancuso (botanist ) + Bêka & Lemoine (video-artists)