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  1. Lecture | Nov 2019
    Streetwise, London Metropolitan University
    London | UK

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    The street is the ultimate public space. While parks and plazas are mostly used according to weather conditions and time of the week, streets are those open spaces we all share, everyday. Intended as axes for multi-modal mobility, street scan be imagined and designed as ecological corridors, spaces that welcome encounter as much as conflict. Streets are the stages where we perform our daily life, where the exceptional mingle with the routine.

  2. Lecture | Nov 2019
    Politecnico di Torino
    Turin | Italy

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    “Incontri sul Paesaggio” is a conference cycle focusing on contemporary landscape architecture, based in Turin. The event, located at “Castello del Valentino” is organized by Politecnico di Torino (DIST – Dipartimento di Scienze, Progetto e Politiche del territorio) and Università degli Studi di Torino (DISAFA – Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Forestali e Alimentari)

  3. Workshop | Mar 2019
    Strelka
    Moscow | Russia

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    Defining the everyday in the city of extremes

    Speculative designs for Sobornaya square in Magadan

    Extremely East: 59°34′N 150°48′E / Extremely Recent: 1930 Extremely Cold: −18.5 (Average Low. Jan.) / Extremely Isolated: 2.000km away from nearest city (Yakutsk).
    If public spaces are stages of the everyday, how to design an urban square on such extreme city? Participants are invited to work in teams and elaborate speculative design attempts in order to foster new processes of space appropriation. The aim of the workshop is to avoid deterministic and over-designed solutions but, instead, to create the conditions for unexpected and open-ended dynamics, where daily life takes central stage and users transform into performers. The definition of conditions (e.g. spatial definition, climate comfort, accessibility) is key to empower people to live public spaces as theirs, fostering improvisation rather than control.

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

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    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.

     

  5. Lec­ture | Nov 2016
    Politecnico di Milano
    Milano | Italy

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    Bridging Territories: ‘Landscapes are often linked to each other in a system of interdependency. Cities for instance depend on a number of ecosystem services which are generated far from the urban centers themselves. Openfabric aim is to reconnect theses usually disconnected territories, both physically and psychologically. Understanding the relation between territories in terms of system of dependency is crucial to generating responsible plans and strategies that can take in account complex dynamics of cause and effect’.

  6. Lec­ture | Oct 2016
    Med Net 3 – Resiligence
    Genova | Italy

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    Med.Net 03 Forum, ADD organizes two days of scientific and creative meeting and exchange dedicated to promote a strategic vision about the theme of “resilience” and its innovative approach.
    “The Resili(g)ence meeting proposes to combine “Intelligent Cities” (information, knowledge, projection and adaptation) and “Resilient City” (resistance and recycling, reaction and recovery, renovation and adaptation) in a new sensory condition, sensorized and time sensitive.”

     

  7. Lec­ture | Oct 2016
    Leuven University
    Leuven | Belgium

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    Bridging Territories: ‘Landscapes are often linked to each other in a system of interdependency. Cities for instance depend on a number of ecosystem services which are generated far from the urban centers themselves. Openfabric aim is to reconnect theses usually disconnected territories, both physically and psychologically. Understanding the relation between territories in terms of system of dependency is crucial to generating responsible plans and strategies that can take in account complex dynamics of cause and effect’.

     

  8. Lec­ture | Oct 2016
    Aga TN
    Trento | Italy

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    The Trentino young architects association (AgaTN) has invited Openfabric, alongside other young emerging practices, to showcase realised projects in the form of panels, in the streets of Trento.
    The three offices took part of a lecture series and roundtables to discuss the challenges of the practices in Italy and abroad, bringing examples of projects characterized by a successful process that lead to their realization.  

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  9. Workshop | Oct 2016
    ELAN
    Lima | Peru

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    “Sustainable cities: achieving efficiency in the city” aims to create a space where it would be possible to  progress in sustainable local management, exchange successful experiences, as well as address the challenges that the cities that have had a vertiginous development assume, with the goal of developing proposals to return more efficient urban centres.

    Prioritized areas of the local management agenda: Sustainable construction, Regional and urban planning, Mobility / Transport, Environmental quality (Air, Soil, Water) and urban and industrial waste, Water resources, Energy efficiency, Green areas / Urban biodiversity, Information and communication technologies.

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  10. Lec­ture | Apr 2016
    FilBo
    Bogota | Colombia

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    In occasion of the ‘Filbo’ International Book Fair of Bogota, we are invited to present the office and relevant work of our practice on a presentation format, and take part in the workshop ‘New ways to develop Cities’ where the public sector will give us a “challenge” that needs to be solved by the participants and local developers and decision makers. These events will take place in the Dutch Pavilion, between April 25th and May 1st 2016. 

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  11. Lec­ture | Dec2015
    RAoB Rotterdam Academy
    Rotterdam | Netherlands

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    We centered the lecture around our interest in spontaneous colonization of public spaces (both by people and by nature) with a special attention to the city of Rotterdam.
    In-fact back in 2012 we made several field trips in neglected part of the city as industrial areas an vacant lots studying the spontaneous wild vegetation growing there. Non-native plants thrive where native ones do not: their importance is crucial. We deepen our interest with our Diverse Networks project , a strategy for increasing biodiversity in Rotterdam by rethinking and reusing the public transportation network. 

  12. Lecture | Nov 2015
    MIT
    Cambridge | USA

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    Openfabric’s aim is to generate spaces where the city, society and nature come together, addressing spontaneity rather than imposing rigid design and planning solutions. The office in its first 4 years has been designing spaces and strategies where people and nature can ‘colonize’ the landscape freely, finding solutions to avoid over-design and over-regulation. Bringing back to the city wild nature and fostering non-formal uses of the public space can generate an array of unusual and transient activities resulting in new social and ecological patterns.

  13. Lec­ture | Nov 2015
    Cornell
    Ithaca | USA

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    Openfabric’s aim is to generate spaces where the city, society and nature come together, addressing spontaneity rather than imposing rigid design and planning solutions. The office in its first 4 years has been designing spaces and strategies where people and nature can ‘colonize’ the landscape freely, finding solutions to avoid over-design and over-regulation. Bringing back to the city wild nature and fostering non-formal uses of the public space can generate an array of unusual and transient activities resulting in new social and ecological patterns.

  14. Lecture | Oct 2014
    Parco+ Villa Croce
    Genova | Italy

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    ‘Parco+, an urban park for Villa Croce’ is a design workshop that was held in Genoa, Italy, between the 22 and 26 September 2014.
    A series of conferences and lectures have been integral part of the workshop. Guests have deepen into their experience in art, architecture and landscape; amongst others: Francesco Garofalo and Barbara Costantino (Openfabric, Rotterdam), Valter Scelsi (Scuola Politecnica di Genova), Alberto Gianfreda (Accademia di Brera), Stefano larotonda (USI-Mendrisio), il collettivo ICAR65, Luca Bochicchio (Ph.D, storico dell’arte contemporanea e curatore), Splace (Genova), Luca Depietri (Pro-Helvetia, Locarno), Paolo Basso (D’Appolonia, Genova), Anna Martinelli (Italfim, Bergamo)

  15. Lecture | Jun 2015
    TU Delft
    Delft | Netherlands

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    Openfabric, as part of the winning team, together with UNLab, CoRDA and the Environmental Technology & Urban Design department of TU Delft, were invited to present Berat Island Project, Friday on the 26th of June.

    The teams presented the Berat Island winning project “Research by Design: Exploring Resilience – Lifelines between Memory and Transformation” and introduced the next implementation phases of the process. The event was followed by professors and students at TU Delft.

     

  16. Lecture | May 2015
    Genova University
    Genoa | Italy

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    The University of Genoa has invited us to lecture about our experience in the market as a young office. By describing our business model, the markets in the different countries we are working in and our projects, we gave an overview of what Openfabric did in its first 3 years and the direction we intent to overtake for the coming times.

     

  17. Lecture | Feb 2014
    UniPolis University
    Tirana | Albania

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    Openfabric has presented to UniPolis’ students and teachers some of the latest office projects following the theme of ‘the wild dream’. The role of wild vegetation in urban contexts as well as people’s relation with ‘real’ wilderness have been under the spot light of the lecture. Special attention has been given to our strategy for the ‘Riviera’ southern coastal area of Albania.

  18. Lecture | Nov 2014
    New Generation Festival
    Florence | Italy

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    New Generations Festival invited professionals from all over the world to Florence in order to re-think the boundaries of our profession. A variety of topics related to the future of architecture have been discussed through lectures, debates, workshops and pecha-kutchas. Openfabric has participated to several initiatives of the festival.

  19. Lecture | May 2015
    Il Sabato del Paesaggio
    Verona | Italy

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    ‘Il Sabato del Paesaggio’ is an international cycle of conferences held in Verona, that brings together people of the Landscape Architecture environment. Openfabric has been invited in May 2015 to showcase the latest office projects in the framework of the best >36yo NIB award.

     

     

  20. Lecture | Nov 2014
    New Generation Festival
    Milan | Italy

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    Openfabric has been invited to lecture and to debate on the topics of how the financial crisis affected our profession.
    The main objective of the New Generations Festival in Milan is to create the conditions for a real encounter that is extremely important to improve bonding and collaboration among different professionals.
    The new Generations research analyzes the impact of the financial crisis on young European architects, with a series of video interviews to a selection of 36 young architectural practices.