Parasite 2.0

Parasite 2.0 RUNE

site specific installation

On the occasion of Hypermaremma 2023, the RUNE project inhabits the beaches of Maremma with a series of installations in the landscape. Each season, the beaches will see the emergence of constructions made by residents and users to protect themselves from the sun. Each year a seasonal community leaves its mark on the landscape, transforming the territory. The project aims to construct a series of elements that integrate this way of temporal shaping of the habitat with new symbols and forms.

 

Through their contribution, Parasite 2.0 intend to deepen the local tradition of spontaneous architecture with the use of recycled natural materials found along the beaches of the Maremma coastline, as well as to trigger a reflection on nomadic architecture and its main characteristics. The architecture created by the artists will become an integral part of the territory, remaining usable throughout the summer. Following the realisation of the sculptures, a drawing and painting workshop will be organised in the natural environment, which, through the activation of the installations, will also contribute to the reactivation of the reconsideration of the man-nature relationship.

 

Parasite 2.0 is an architecture, design and research studio based in Milan and London. It was founded in 2010 by Stefano Colombo, Eugenio Cosentino and Luca Marullo. It specialises in temporary architecture, interior and exhibition design. They investigate the state of the human habitat through a hybrid of architecture, design and scenography. Their installations, research and projects have been exhibited at the Shenzhen Architecture Biennial in China (2016), La Biennale di Architettura di Venezia (2014), Triennale Milano, MAXXI, Museo Nazionale del XXI secolo, Copenhagen International Fashion Fair, Pantone, Corraini Edizioni, Terraforma Festival, Missoni, Nero Editions, Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna (MAMBO), OGR Officine Grandi Riparazioni, and many other foundations and public institutions. They have taught at the Facult√© d’architecture de l’universit√© libre de Bruxelles, Design Academy Eindhoven, Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam and the Politecnico di Milano. They have taught at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, NABA Nuova Accademia Belle Arti Milano, Universit√† Libera di Bolzano and since 2016 they regularly teach at the MADE Program-Accademia di Belle Arti R. Gagliardi in Syracuse, Italy.

Parasite 2.0 won the MAXXI Young Architects Program in collaboration with MOMAPs1 in New York in 2016.