Shutdown Program #14

Maria Rocco, Francesco Careri, Housing all. Laboratorio Circo
Thursday, February 18, 2021, 7 pm
With Maria Rocco, Francesco Careri, Anna Schiefer and Matteo Locci
Language: English
Platform: Zoom
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Chiara Luchetti, photo montage

in the course of the event series
Housing All
curated and moderated by Anna Schieder and Matteo Locci

CIRCO (acronym for house indispensable for civic recreation and hospitality) is a research group that is active in the Architectural and Urban Design Laboratory of the master's degree program in Urban Design of the Roma Tre University. The project proposes to rethink migrants' reception and housing policies through the concept of hospitality, with the aim of generating new forms of reciprocity and cohabitation. It reinterprets the temporariness and coexistence of diversity, characteristic of the circus imaginary, to trigger a process of collaborative construction of spaces for democracy, exchange, culture, work and sociability. Starting from the reuse of abandoned buildings and opening them to mobile populations and all the urban inhabitants, CIRCO proposes a network of places able to produce fractures in the territory of urban speculation, and build emancipatory paths to the right to dwelling.

Maria Rocco
Maria Rocco is an Architect and PhD in Urban Studies.
She is a founding member of the ATI suffix collective, participates in the activities of the Laboratorio CIRCO research group and curates the Memories Project for the Laboratorio di Città Corviale. Her main research interests concern the formal and informal phenomena of space production and control, the questions of spatial justice, the forms of urban dwelling and the modes of its transformation, the bottom-up processes of production and innovation of urban policies.
She investigates these issues through research-action rooted in the territory and in the relationship with its inhabitants, hybridizing the tools of architecture and the arts.

Francesco Careri
Francesco Careri is Associate Professor of Urban and Architectural Design in Roma Tre University where he is director of Master Environmental Humanities and Master Performing Arts and Communitarian Spaces. He is co-founder of Stalker, with which since 1995 he experiments actions and research in the multicultural city. Since 2006 he runs the Civic Arts, a peripatetic laboratory grounded in walking explorations of emerging phenomena.

Anna Schiefer
Anna Schiefer is an artist and based in Stuttgart. She is founding member of the publishing house for handbooks (Verlag für Handbücher) and is currently a researcher at the art academy in Stuttgart. Her research is located between the performing and the visual arts focusing on usable objects and how around these social structures and subjectivities are formed. Anna Schiefer has been working in public programming at the Württembergischer Kunstverein since 2011.

Matteo Locci
Matteo Locci is a multimedia artist and a critical conjurer with an architectural background.
He recently completed his Diplôme Supérieur de Recherche en Art at the Ecole européenne supérieure de l'image and most of his research is carried out with and thanks to the interdisciplinary collective ATI suffix from Rome. Sitting at the intersections of popular history and art his work highlights the ways by which attention is triggered, produced, circulates, and disappears in the neoliberal participatory governance.

On the event series
Housing All
is a series of conversations investigating the lingering housing crisis in the city of Rome as a complex web where agencies of governance, activism, communities and artists have historically been entangled. The housing question is a battleground where public responsibilities and issues of publicness are acted out in the most private and vulnerable spaces. Diverse forms of public engagement developed important instances of sharing and rediscovered the collective and communal dimension of the city. Artist, architect and activist groups develop strategies of urban research and fight for inclusive policies while protecting 70 house occupations that are scattered throughout the Italian capital. Housing all maps fragments of these diverse and fluid networks in three online conversations.

The title of the series alludes to Savorengo Ker ("the home of everyone" in Romanes), an experimental project of collaborative building that took place in Rome in the Rom*nja camp of Casilino 900 coordinated and conceived in 2008 by the interdisciplinary collective Stalker / Osservatorio Nomade. A documentation of the project is currently part of the closed exhibition Actually, the Dead Are Not Dead: Una forma de ser curated by Pedro G. Romero and María García Ruiz.

Watch the documentary Once Upon a Time there was Savorengo Ker, the Home of Everyone here.

Housing All is curated by the Stuttgart artist Anna Schiefer and Roman architect Matteo Locci

All events in the series Housing All. About the activities of the Italian artist, architect and activist group Stalker/Osservatorio Nomade in the context of the housing crisis in Rome

Housing All. Laboratoria Circo

Thursday, February 18, 2021, 7 pm
With Maria Rocco, Francesco Careri, Anna Schiefer and Matteo Locci
Language: English

Housing All. Counter Narration

Friday, February 26, 2021, 7 pm
With Chiara Davoli, Leroy SPQR'DAM, Anna Schiefer and Matteo Locci
Language: English

Housing All. Taking Clue from the Popular Schools

Friday, March 5, 2021, 7 pm
With Giulia Fiocca / Stalker, Anna Schiefer and Matteo Locci
Language: English

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