Конкурс проводится с целью выработки стратегий по активизации городских общественных пространств. Организаторы предлагают поразмышлять на тем, как путем сотрудничества с местными учреждениями, предпринимателями и производителями максимально снизить бюджет благоустройства общественных зон. В качестве примера для демонстрации своей идеи нужно разработать проект по созданию публичного пространства в аркаде Палаццо-д'Арнольфо в Тоскане. Победитель получит денежный приз и поездку в Италию.
Un’idea, una città. San Giovanni Valdarno announces a competition for micro-strategies aiming at activating public spaces, starting from the portico of Palazzo d’Arnolfo.
The Municipality of San Giovanni Valdarno (Italy), Museo delle Terre Nuove and Casa Masaccio Arte Contemporanea organize the competition “Un’idea, una città” (An Idea, A City) aiming at promoting ideas on public space among young designers. This call, made in collaboration with Image, is looking for micro-strategies of intervention by activating new programs in the urban context with limited investments and taking advantage from strategies of collaboration with local institutions, producers, or companies.
Which micro-strategies can be developed through design to stimulate the birth of new forms of public space in small and large cities, with limited investments? Which new ideas can emerge to interpret the contemporary cultural and economic trends, by activating new programs in the urban context? What role for cultural institutions, just like museums or contemporary art centers, to promote new relations with the urban environment?
Food for thought offered to young designers is the role that cultural institutions, starting from museums and contemporary art centers, can achieve while defining new relations with the urban environment. In this sense participants are invited to submit solutions capable to define new experiences in the public space defined by the arcade of the ancient Palazzo d’Arnolfo in consideration of the key topics offered by Museo delle Terre Nuove, as sources of inspiration for new ideas of public space, art, and environment.
San Giovanni Valdarno’s city fabric is made of small spaces, often underused today. Such spaces are awaiting to be rediscovered and reinvented so that their everyday life can be enriched with new ordinary functions to give birth to an open, permeable, porous city that is rich in human relations and where cultural heritage is shared. In a wider perspective this program aims at provoking, starting with the design solution that will be developed in the arcade of Palazzo d’Arnolfo, a series of additional micro-strategies for activating interstitial public spaces in San Giovanni Valdarno.
All information about this competition, starting from the official call, are available on the website of Museo delle Terre Nuove www.museoterrenuove.it.
Winners of “Un’idea, una città” will be announced on March 6, 2017 and awarded with a monetary prize. In addition, the winning designer or the winning design team will be invited to San Giovanni Valdarno for a one week long residency, during which meetings with local institutions, citizens and partners will take place that will move the design strategy to the next step.