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 Manifesta 12. The project is set up in a city bus, radically transformed by the students of the University of Palermo (Industrial Design course led by prof. Viviana Trapani) and Academy of Fine Arts (Graphic Design course led by prof. Cinzia Ferrara) under the guidance of Madrid-based architectural bureau ENORME Studio.
“Manifesta 12 Education Hub”
September 2017 – January 2018, Workshops with students
February – May 2018, Bus transformation works
June – November 2018, Education Hub in action
Various neighbourhoods of Palermo, Manifesta 12 Gardeners
The Education Hub travels around the city bringing Manifesta 12 into an active dialogue with the suburbs of Palermo through site-specific interventions and workshops.
ENORME Studio is an architecture and design office based in Madrid and led by David Pérez, Carmelo Rodríguez and Rocío Pina. ENORME is best characterised 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.
MANIFESTA 12 EDUCATION HUB PROGRAMME
The Education Hub is going to different parts of the city twice a week, making more than 40 stops during Manifesta 12. The programme of the workshops and events of Manifesta 12 Education Hub has been developed in collaboration with Manifesta 12 artists and the associations working in various neighbourhoods of Palermo, and is run by Manifesta 12 Gardeners.