MANIFESTA 12 EDUCATION HUB
For nine months, ENORME Studio has developed together with students of Design and Fine Arts of the University of Palermo the transformation project of a regular line bus that linked the center of Palermo with the beach in Mondello in a mobile hub that supports Manifesta 12 initiatives associated with the education program throughout the city.
For this transformation we work from several concepts:
- The embassy or place of identity and exchange is materialized in a dress that announces the upcoming activities of Manifesta in the city but disappears when the bus stops in a neighborhood, in which it blends with the existing through its mirrored surface.
- The toolbox makes much of the interior of the bus has been turned into storage areas for all the necessary elements for the development of workshops and all kinds of activities: the store that unfolds and generates a place of shade, the chairs and tables, gardening tools, kitchen utensils ...
- The garden or paradise is moved to the back, intended to transport artists and gardeners, through an overlay of fruit stickers designed by Fallen Fruit becomes an artificial garden, a place of exchange and enjoyment during the bus trip to the neighborhoods of Palermo.
The Education Hub is a travelling education platform to reach out to and engage with various communities in the neighbourhoods of Palermo throughout the duration of the Manifesta 12 biennial. The project will be set up in a city bus, radically transformed by the students of the University of Palermo (Laboratorio di Disegno Industriale 3 led by Prof. Viviana Trapani, Department of Architecture)) and Academy of Fine Arts (Graphic Design Course led by Prof. Cinzia Ferrara) under the guidance of Madrid-based architectural bureau ENORME Studio.
The Education Hub will travel around the city and will bring Manifesta 12 into an active dialogue with the suburbs of Palermo through site-specific interventions including but not limited to performances, workshops, community events and meetings, open air screenings, special bus tours and bus-sharing as well as digital learning projects.
Education Hub is a project of Manifesta 12 Education made in collaboration with the University and Academy of Fine Arts of Palermo and the transport company AMAT. Education Hub is generously supported by DGAAP, the Contemporary Art and Architecture Department of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Tourism.
Manifesta 12 Education Hub life cycle:
October 2017 – 1st workshop session with the students https://vimeo.com/251690788
December 2017 – 2nd workshop session with the students
January 2018 – 3rd workshop session with the students https://vimeo.com/252373973
January – June 2018 – Bus transformation works
June – November 2018 – Education Hub in action
More info: http://m12.manifesta.org