19th April 2018 – Pablo Calderón Salazar & Michael Kaethler at Lungomare
From the series
DIFFERENCE AS POTENTIAL
Dialogues on design and architecture as agents of transformation
The practice of Pablo Calderón Salazar focuses on collaboration with local partners within the different contexts in which his projects are carried out: a blacksmith in Riga, a chocolate maker in Liège, the leader of a community in Utrecht or immigrant workers in the Dutch Nordoostpolder. Salazar produces texts, installations, graphics, videos, interventions and objects aimed at provoking a reflection on issues of strong social relevance. He accompanies his critical approach with a proactive drive focused on better forms of coexistence.
Michael Kaethler is a researcher whose focus extends from political science to social anthropology, and from Slavic literature and film to urban planning. His research path has led him to dwell on how the diffusion of knowledge can be directed by curatorship – a perspective and practice in which various types of knowledge come together and are mediated and interpreted.
Pablo Calderón Salazar
Designer, and PhD student at the Catholic University of Leuven, as part of the TRADERS project (Training Art and Design Researchers for Participation in Public Space).
Sociologist, Marie Curie Research Fellow and PhD student at the Catholic University of Leuven as part of the TRADERS project (Training Art and Design Researchers for Participation in Public Space).
What´s onLungomare Talks – DIFFERENCE AS POTENTIAL – Dialogues on design and architecture as agents of transformation
Lungomare, a cultural association founded in Bolzano in 2003, was created from the desire and necessity to open a space in which to share differences, experiences, opinions and desires, a space in which to make the link between cultural production and the political and social dimension. Lungomare undertakes projects that investigate and test possible relationships between design, architecture, urban planning, art and theory, the results of which are presented in different formats: public discussions, conferences, publications, exhibitions and interventions in public spaces. All these formats are characterised by the intention to interact with cultural and socio-political processes relating to the region in which Lungomare is located.
Currently Lungomare’s activities focus on long-term residency projects, a format whereby Lungomare invites guests to engage and interact within the context of South Tyrol. Lungomare’s activities are based on three principles: specific attention to the context in which the association’s projects are undertaken, the transdisciplinary approach that distinguishes these projects, and reflection on the role of Lungomare as a cultural institution in connection with the region in which it operates.
2003 Angelika Burtscher and Daniele Lupo found Lungomare
2003 – 2005 curators: Patrizia Bertolini, Angelika Burtscher, Roberto Gigliotti, Manuela Demattio, Paul Peter Hofer, Brita Köhler, Daniele Lupo
2005 – 2013 curators: Angelika Burtscher e Daniele Lupo
2011 – 2013 a new scientific committee is established: Angelika Burtscher, Roberto Gigliotti, Daniele Lupo, Vincenzo Mancuso, Lisa Mazza, Paolo Plotegher, Heimo Prünster
from 2014 curators: Angelika Burtscher, Roberto Gigliotti, Daniele Lupo, Lisa Mazza, Paolo Plotegher
2014 start of the Lungomare residency programme
Lungomare is located at the edge of Bolzano, the capital of South Tyrol, and relates to the context in which it operates, attempting to highlight the dynamics of change. Large urbanized areas alternate with broad areas of intensive cultivation and yet others of picturesque landscape, all of which penetrate the centre of the city. The city is surrounded by mountains and this is one of the reasons why the tourism industry has become a driving force in this locality. The demographic structure of the city has been characterized for a long time by the coexistence of two populations, those speaking German and those speaking Italian. However, the social and demographic composition of Alto Adige Südtirol is changing. Migrants, including those from non-European countries are making their way to the area to settle, whilst others, including political refugees, are flowing through the region.
Via Rafenstein 12,
I – 39100 Bozen, Bolzano