Research

BOULEVARD FRANKENSTEIN

An exploration of the Anillo Periferico of Mexico City 2016/17 (ongoing)

BOULEVARD FRANKENSTEIN

An exploration of the Anillo Periferico of Mexico City 2016/17 (ongoing)

ARNO

A12 Urban Mining. Rigenerazioni urbane. XXV Gallarate Prize 2016 The river Arno has had historical importance in defining the urban form of Gallarate, where, however, there are no buildings or public spaces that have a significant relationship with water. Today,

ARNO

A12 Urban Mining. Rigenerazioni urbane. XXV Gallarate Prize 2016 The river Arno has had historical importance in defining the urban form of Gallarate, where, however, there are no buildings or public spaces that have a significant relationship with water. Today,

LIFE

Archivo Diseño y Arquitectura, Mexico City, October 2015 Contribution for the Book “Fundamental Acts” curated by Matteo Ghidoni/Salottobuono for the exhibition: “Archivo Italia”. The book is a collective reinterpretation of the series of short movies “Five Fundamental Acts” by Superstudio

LIFE

Archivo Diseño y Arquitectura, Mexico City, October 2015 Contribution for the Book “Fundamental Acts” curated by Matteo Ghidoni/Salottobuono for the exhibition: “Archivo Italia”. The book is a collective reinterpretation of the series of short movies “Five Fundamental Acts” by Superstudio

IL METODO SALGARI

Andrea Balestrero, Nina Fiocco, Ulises Matamoros Ascensión, Rogelio Sánchez Velázquez 2013 – 2016 “The Salgari Method” is a nomadic art event directed to develop artistic-architectonic installations through a community based process. Emilio Salgari (1862-1911) was an Italian writer who –

IL METODO SALGARI

Andrea Balestrero, Nina Fiocco, Ulises Matamoros Ascensión, Rogelio Sánchez Velázquez 2013 – 2016 “The Salgari Method” is a nomadic art event directed to develop artistic-architectonic installations through a community based process. Emilio Salgari (1862-1911) was an Italian writer who –

LUCHA LIBRE ARCHIVE

The Italian/Mexican Society (Ofelia Burgos Soria – Andrea Balestrero) Ongoing research about the influence of the “Lucha libre” (Mexican Wrestling) on contemporary art, fashion and design Mexican Pavilion, Salone del Mobile, Milano 2015

LUCHA LIBRE ARCHIVE

The Italian/Mexican Society (Ofelia Burgos Soria – Andrea Balestrero) Ongoing research about the influence of the “Lucha libre” (Mexican Wrestling) on contemporary art, fashion and design Mexican Pavilion, Salone del Mobile, Milano 2015

SHORT FUTURE CITY

A12 Curate Award (QMA/Fondazione Prada) short listed project 2014 S.F.C. – THE SHORT FUTURE CITY S.F.C. is the new western utopia. S.F.C. is a place, is a state of mind, is a human condition, is contemporary attitude, is a project,

SHORT FUTURE CITY

A12 Curate Award (QMA/Fondazione Prada) short listed project 2014 S.F.C. – THE SHORT FUTURE CITY S.F.C. is the new western utopia. S.F.C. is a place, is a state of mind, is a human condition, is contemporary attitude, is a project,

APPUNTI PER LA CITTA’ DEL POCO FUTURO

A12 Pinksummer Gallery, Genova, feb.-mar. 2013 MARS, Milano, mar. 2013 Rebel Matters, Facoltà di Architettura di Genova, 2013        

APPUNTI PER LA CITTA’ DEL POCO FUTURO

A12 Pinksummer Gallery, Genova, feb.-mar. 2013 MARS, Milano, mar. 2013 Rebel Matters, Facoltà di Architettura di Genova, 2013        

APTAMI

A12 Board game The conquest of the house of your dreams To inhabit is a primitive act of appropriation of a place. It is the way in which our habits and daily practices are deposited in the space, at the

APTAMI

A12 Board game The conquest of the house of your dreams To inhabit is a primitive act of appropriation of a place. It is the way in which our habits and daily practices are deposited in the space, at the

PICCOLI SPAZI DA TRATTARE CON GENTILEZZA / SMALL SPACES TO TREAT WITH KINDNESS

A12 Mapping of public spaces, Milan, 2008 – 2013 What the small places to treat with kindness are? They are “waste spaces”, apparently without any quality, small public spaces inside the city, but big enough to result a resource for

PICCOLI SPAZI DA TRATTARE CON GENTILEZZA / SMALL SPACES TO TREAT WITH KINDNESS

A12 Mapping of public spaces, Milan, 2008 – 2013 What the small places to treat with kindness are? They are “waste spaces”, apparently without any quality, small public spaces inside the city, but big enough to result a resource for

STAR

A12 An ongoin research about the star symbol in our and other cultures, various locations, 2009 – 2011 A12 STAR 2009-2016 STAR MUSEUM SHARJAH 2009 DISOBEDIENCE ARCHIVE 2009 TERRACORPOCASASTELLA 2009 NABASTAR 2009 STAR_C_09 2009 STAR_C_10 2010 STAR MUSEUM CARAVAGGIO 2011

STAR

A12 An ongoin research about the star symbol in our and other cultures, various locations, 2009 – 2011 A12 STAR 2009-2016 STAR MUSEUM SHARJAH 2009 DISOBEDIENCE ARCHIVE 2009 TERRACORPOCASASTELLA 2009 NABASTAR 2009 STAR_C_09 2009 STAR_C_10 2010 STAR MUSEUM CARAVAGGIO 2011

TEMPORARY SHENZEN

A12 Proposal for Shenzhen Architecture Biennale 2008-2009 In our work practices, we have always been dealing with temporary architecture: temporary installations, temporary pavilions, temporary transformations of spaces have been the object of many A12’s projects. Nevertheless, temporary architecture is a

TEMPORARY SHENZEN

A12 Proposal for Shenzhen Architecture Biennale 2008-2009 In our work practices, we have always been dealing with temporary architecture: temporary installations, temporary pavilions, temporary transformations of spaces have been the object of many A12’s projects. Nevertheless, temporary architecture is a

THE NATURE IN THE CITY

PhD thesis in Architectural Design, Politecnico di Torino, 2003 The research consider the role of the “green” in the design of the contemporary city, by combining the theoretical reflection with an accurate morphological reading of green spaces in the urban

THE NATURE IN THE CITY

PhD thesis in Architectural Design, Politecnico di Torino, 2003 The research consider the role of the “green” in the design of the contemporary city, by combining the theoretical reflection with an accurate morphological reading of green spaces in the urban

QUARTIERI MILANO

A12 Exhibition, Open Space, Palazzo dell’Arengario, Milano, 2002 An exhibition and a book about the transformation of the contemporary city through an analisys of the phisical, spatial and environmental characters of public housing complexes built during the 50’s in Milan.

QUARTIERI MILANO

A12 Exhibition, Open Space, Palazzo dell’Arengario, Milano, 2002 An exhibition and a book about the transformation of the contemporary city through an analisys of the phisical, spatial and environmental characters of public housing complexes built during the 50’s in Milan.

11.12.1972

A12 Exhibition, Pinksummer, Genoa, Italy, july 2002 The title of the project indicates a randomly selected date in which the local newspaper of Genoa listed 85 movie theaters that showed a wide array of movies. The project explores the actual

11.12.1972

A12 Exhibition, Pinksummer, Genoa, Italy, july 2002 The title of the project indicates a randomly selected date in which the local newspaper of Genoa listed 85 movie theaters that showed a wide array of movies. The project explores the actual

N 33′ 51.917″, E 130′ 47.808″

A12 CCA – Center for Contemporary Art Kitakyushu, Japan 2002 How to describe an unknown territory? During two months members of gruppo A12 wander through the Japanese city of Kitakyushu, with the objective to draw a map of the city.

N 33′ 51.917″, E 130′ 47.808″

A12 CCA – Center for Contemporary Art Kitakyushu, Japan 2002 How to describe an unknown territory? During two months members of gruppo A12 wander through the Japanese city of Kitakyushu, with the objective to draw a map of the city.

PAROLE

A12 A dynamic dictionary of the contemporary city http://aporee.org/parole/ ¬†   presentations of the website “parole”: VII Mostra Internazionale di Architettura. Biennale di Venezia, Italia; Special Projects, P.S.1, New York, USA; Mutations, Arc en réve, Bordeaux, Francia; Solitude au Musée,

PAROLE

A12 A dynamic dictionary of the contemporary city http://aporee.org/parole/ ¬†   presentations of the website “parole”: VII Mostra Internazionale di Architettura. Biennale di Venezia, Italia; Special Projects, P.S.1, New York, USA; Mutations, Arc en réve, Bordeaux, Francia; Solitude au Musée,