Workshop | May 2017
Landscapes of Integration
Mazara del Vallo | Italy

Between 5th and 9th May, 2017, we have carried out a workshop within the framework “ConnectingCity | Mediterranean Landscapes and UrbanLab” (an itinerant landscape and architecture lab that aims to discover and link the multiple identities of Mazara del Vallo, a city in the middle of the Mediterranean where stories and culture, landscapes and architecture meet).

Our scope is to re-imagine the railway corridor, once the train traffic will be moved North, overcoming a great amount of urban and social issues generated by the infrastructure which literally cuts the city in 2 halves.
Our proposal, starts from the unique character of the city: a multicultural city worldwide renown for the fishing industry and its agricultural inland. By reinterpreting the main features of Mazara del Vallo in a new-linear public space that provides the value of privacy that both the local and the Arabic culture share, in one truly Mediterranean intervention.


TitleConnecting City
Location: Mazara del Vallo, Italy
Time: 5/9 May 2017
OrganizersAutonomeForme, Comune di Mazara del Vallo
Participants: Francesco Garofalo, Jacopo Gennari Feslikenian, Garrett Craig-Lucas
Map credits: elaboration of a National Geographic map (“The Mediterranea seafloor” 1982)
Photography: Jacopo Gennari Feslikenian, Pasqualino Mattaroccia