184

Arte Útil archive nr:

184

Initiator:

Lorenzo Romito

Location:

Italy

Category:

pedagogical, urban-development

Users:

Citizens, artists, architects, urban planners, scientists and activists.

Maintained by:

Stalker Lab

Certification:

proposal

Duration:

1990 - ongoing

Lorenzo Romito
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Stalker Lab

Description:

Stalker Lab is an experimental collective of architects and researchers. Founded in Rome by a group of students of the university, later artists, scientists and planners, all joined. Now it operates as a laboratory for urban art and spatial exploration. Their international exhibitions and conferences look at different ways to transform space.

Goals:

Proposes experimental strategies for intervention founded on exploratory spatial practices, using playful, convivial, and interactive tactics that relate to an
environment, its inhabitants and their local culture. Such practices and methods are conceived to catalyze and develop evolutionary and self-organizing processes.

Beneficial Outcomes:

Places on the periphery and communities that are marginal take centre stage, working with amongst others the Roma and gypsy populations of Europe, Kurdish migrants and the homeless. Their projects show a commitment to those that society abandons and their method collectively tries to build projects with them.

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