Diplorama 2020 stems from the need to give a creative response to the impossibility of organising for a face-to-face audience the fourth edition of the exhibition of Bachelor and Master theses of the students of the Faculty of Design and Art of the Free University of Bolzano. We subdivided our response into four parts: a trans-media network of four digital and real spaces, that multiply the presence of Diplorama within and without the borders of the Faculty.
Curating and Graphic Design
The 53 projects selected for this edition of Diplorama have been grouped into three thematic clusters - Telling, Making and Activating - in turn divided into seven subthemes - Visual Narratives, Explorations of the Self, Talking Objects, Posthuman scenarios, DIY Tools, Games for learning and Sustainable Devices - which structured both the exhibition space of the Diplorarium and the content index of this catalogue.
Grotoni e Malocchi is a tribute to the sculptor Carlo Zauli by the artist Massimo Bartolini. The publication is part of the work, with a text specifically written by the Italian writer Maurizio Maggiani. The title of the installation is taken directly from the tale. The words ‘Grotoni’ and ‘Malocchi’ are untranslatable in English, though they refer to components of ploughed earth; the Grotoni being dry clods, the Malocchi wet. The publication merges the two languages: the story told through words, and the materiality of the earth, folded as a photograph in the poster.
Grotoni e Malocchi
Series of posters I designed to promote lectures and events at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano during Winter Semester 2019/20. Image Workers is the program of talks organized by Studio Image at the Faculty of Design and Arts (Unibz) and sees the participation of photographers, artists, theorists, various thinkers around the world of image.
The publication "Imparare dallo spazio. Il museo di arte contemporanea come luogo di apprendimento" focuses on the experience of space as a moment of learning and the museum of contemporary art as a place where the relationship between space, object and visitor is an integral part of the experience made within it.
Imparare dallo spazio
How can technology and emerging media provide new pathways for interacting with dance history in new and unexpected ways? How can machine learning and gesture-based interfaces invite our bodies into cultural memory, both remembering and reinventing choreographies from the history of slovene dance? Appropriating technologies of Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition from existing digital surveillance tools, the project capture images of visitors' bodies to categorize and include them into the spatial display of an exhibition.
Bodies of Knowledge
Exhibition / Graphic Design
For the second year, the Free University of Bolzano publishes its yearbook. The book is a trilingual catalogue (English, German, Italian) and features the most interesting graduation projects from the Bachelor in Design and the Master in Eco-Social Design. Ten texts from graduated students try to provide an internal insight on the Faculty.
What's the point?
Manifesta is an European Contemporary Art Biennale. “The Planetary Garden. Cultivating Coexistence” explored the concept of coexistence in a world moved by invisible networks, transnational private interests, algorithmic intelligence and ever-increasing inequalities. An anthology of articles selected by the Creative Mediators was published to contextualize the topics examined by the Biennale from different perspectives.
Manifesta 12 / Reader
Starting from 2017, the Free University of Bozen publishes its yearbook, featuring the most interesting graduation projects made by the students of the Bachelor in Design and Arts. Eighteen young designers were chosen to represent the 2017 remarkable outcomes at the diploma exhibition in September where we were responsible for the layout of both the exhibition and publication design.
Editorial / Exhibition
How can the land’s shared value be singled out from the ongoing political discourse, so that it won’t be questioned in the future? How can we represent its complexity, without oversimplifying it into the basic opposition of preservation vs. exploitation?
Resilience of the Past
Handkerchief is a magazine which aims to raise awareness and promote a dialogue on homophobia and gender orientation. Each issue is focused on a specific topic, colors are chosen according to the “Handkerchief Code”, a communication system used among the homosexual community during the Sixties. The publication is designed to be freely distributed and read both in a traditional as well as a wall magazine, posted in public or private spaces.
Contemporary European history is noteworthy due to very particular moments of tension. The events defining historic moments are unique in their circumstances, yet the strategies leading to them are quite similar.
In Friuli Venezia Giulia, in the deepest north-east of Italy, on the border with the German and the Slavic world, the musical culture is a deeply rooted value. There are dozens of widely spread associations in the area, that - at various levels- carry out their own projects.
Si À Di Dî Di Sì Di Dì
The exhibition and the catalog “Yes Yes Yes - Alternative Press” document in a synthetic way a research that finds its origin in the editorial production of the Dutch Provo and go through the many countercultural, alternative, underground, punk branches in Europe and America from 1966 to 1977.
Yes Yes Yes – Alternative Press
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