01 February 2018
co+labo radović co+labo exhibits Taut's Villa Hyuga in Stockholm, in the space it inspired
co+labo PhD candidate Marco Capitanio will present his pet project, exhibition of Bruno Taut’s Hyuga Villa in Atami, Japan, 8-9 February 2018 in Stockholm. The curators, Marco and Ole Rikard Høisæther are bringing rich graphical and photographic documentation of the Taut's only work which was built in Japan (which co+labo previous exhibited in Venice, Tokyo, Milano and Suzhou, as presented in this blog) to the Norwegian Embassy in Sweden. Subtle juxtaposition of Villa Hyuga and the actual interior of the Embassy, which was designed by Knut Knutsen in 1948, exposes Taut's strong influence on the famous Norwegian architect or, in Marco's words, "a certain 'Japanness' that seeped into Knutsen’s design'." One could add how, interestingly, that was an indirect influence, the flow of "a certain kind of 'Japanness' " as interpreted by Bruno Taut.
30 January 2018
co+labo radović new book, Belgrade in plural, presents the project in which we took part
As previously reported on this blog, in September 2017 co+labo took part in International Workshop and Symposium “Belgrade in Plural”, which was organised by our associate, Professor Zoran Djukanović at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Belgrade. The workshop which, besides the organisers and co+labo included students and staff from La Sapienza University in Rome; University of Camerino, Ascoli Piceno; University of Sassari, Alghero; and Meiji University, Tokyo, focused at cultural and urban diversity in the contemporary city, within the frame of community responsible, sustainable, smart, creative and participatory based urban development and urban design.
As the follow-up to the event, the University of Belgrade has published an elegant and informative book edited by Professor Djukanović, which you can access and download from PaPS - Public Art and Public Space www site.
29 January 2018
Darko was invited to, as a Research Collaborator in the project “Multi-Sensory Approach to Ageing-friendly Design in High-Density Contexts” conducted at the National University of Singapore, give a lecture within the inaugural City and Senses Workshop. Focusing on multi-sensory approaches to urbanism, Darko's lecture was delivered in coordination with (regular, since the success of the first show at Politecnico di Milano last year) an impromptu exhibition by Davisi Boontharm, the aim of which was to inspire the participants in the project to capture the most precious, residual aspects of places and practices the workshop was focusing at. The co+labo team included Satoshi Sano, a long-time assistant and now PhD student in the laboratory, and the Masters student Yukie Takasu.