Piemonte Share takes part in the Architecture in the City Festival

Piemonte Share is pleased to announce that it will be taking part in the City of Turin’s Architecture in the City Festival and Smart City Days programme. Its key contribution will come through its involvement in the concept project “DFAFS — From Futurism to a Sustainable Future”, developed by Studio Greengrass, retracing 100 years of creativity and industry, art and business, in Italy’s “industrial triangle” (Turin—Genoa—Milan), and through the “Smart City Manifesto” conference.

The Architecture in the City Festival will be opened with the inauguration on 27th May, 2013, at 6pm, of a multimedia exhibition at the Officine Grandi Riparazioni (OGR), designed and developed by Studio Greengrass and Koji Miyazaki, in collaboration with Quattrolinee and Action Sharing. The opening night will see the launch of the DFAFS project, taking as it starting point a series of insights into the development of the city of Turin, divided time-wise into Past, Present, and Future.

Action Sharing will present its productions from recent years (OMM—Marinetti Mechanical Orchestra and Cymatics) in the “Past” and “Present” sections, whilst in the “Future” section it will be launching a third season of Action Sharing. The new call for projects will focus on the concept of environmental sustainability. Thanks to the support of the Torino Chamber of Commerce and the Environment Park, the project will culminate in the production of multimedia works of art that leave a low environmental footprint and use renewable sources of energy. At the inaugural event on 27th May, the OMM—featuring two robot percussionists playing steel drums “live” under the direction of a performer—will perform the Italian debut of “The Hamlet Countdown,” the latest piece composed by Angelo Comino. For the entire duration of the exhibition, Cymatics will be on show to the public, the kinetic installation made of “music you can see and images you can hear,” conceived by Japanese artist Suguru Goto and produced in collaboration with local businesses in Piedmont.

On Thursday, 29th May, at 11am, the OGR will be hosting the “Smart City Manifesto” conference, featuring Simona Lodi, art director and founder of the Share Festival; Giulio Lughi, Professor of Communications and Digital Media at the University of Turin; Rossella Maspoli, architect and lecturer at the Department of Architecture and Design, Polytechnic of Turin; and Mirjam Struppek, researcher in Urban Media and curator. To help launch the cultural debate on sustainable cities, an interdisciplinary group is working on a Manifesto to set out what are the key concepts and guidelines for building a future we want to live in.
The working group revolves around the network of people involved in the Share Festival, which originally launched the project. People keen to work together on an initiative that can inspire and give a fresh spark to the Smart Cities movement by encouraging a more socially-aware, shared, practical, healthy, human and sustainable vision of the city, designed for people and communities.

Monday, 27th May – 1st June, 2013
DFAFS — From Futurism to a Sustainable Future” 10 am – 9 pm
Officine Grandi Riparazioni, Corso Castelfidardo, 22, Turin
Free Admission