Installation, DROPCITY, Milan Design Week 2023
Europelago is a research project and exhibition, which has been shown during Milan Design Week 2023 at DROPCITY Convention.
In young European architects’ projects, it is difficult to see through the political and cultural spectrum that have generated them. The translation between form and ethos gets lost in the multidimensionality of the creative process, hidden within contemporary architecture. Who designs today does not find himself/herself in the Modernist role of the tabula rasa nor in the regionalism of the genius loci. The form of the project seems to come out from a complex ensemble of legal policies, aesthetic references widespread on the web, and digital 3d modelling. This ensemble imposes technological and legislative limits to the design process, and yet, it contributes in generating a shared language.
These architectures are the expression of the idea of Union, bringing together an Europelago of collectives, offices, bureaux, and other kinds of collaborative practices around the continent.