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.
The 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 (Department of Architecture, Industrial design course) and Academy of Fine Arts (Graphic Design Department) 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.
Manifesta 12 Education Hub life cycle:
October 2017 – 1st workshop session with the students
December 2017 – 2nd workshop session with the students
January 2018 – 3rd workshop session with the students
January – April 2018 – Bus transformation works
April – November 2018 – Education Hub in action
ENORME Studio is an architecture and design office based in Madrid and led by David Pérez, Carmelo Rodríguez and Rocío Pina. ENORME is best characterized by their radical approach to architecture, city and people. They design and build ARCHITECTURE PROJECTS based on industrial systems and typological innovation, as well as perform participation dynamics in the domain of city construction through their creative platform CIUDAD CREA CIUDAD and the creation of CITIZENSHIP BRAND IDENTITIES. Their aim is to foster alternative ways to examine urban issues and to motivate the creation of a proactive citizen culture. They design and apply TACTICAL URBANISM tools that transfer teamwork strategies and collective thinking dynamics into public and private space design and management. ENORME’s aim is to give the city back to citizens as an emotional, plural and relational space.
The ENORME Studio architects that Manifesta 12 is collaborating with on this project are Carmelo Rodríguez and Rocío Pina
Special thanks to Professo Viviana Trapani (University of Palermo, Department of Architecture) and to Prof. Cinzia Ferrara (Graphic Design Department, Academy of Fine Arts of Palermo).