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Marina Otero Verzier, head of Het Nieuwe Instituut’s Research department, is teaching an architectural design studio (ADS8) as part of a collaboration with Manifesta, in conjunction with Ippolito Pestellini (OMA), who is also creative mediator of Manifesta, and Anna Puigjaner of the Royal College of Art, London. The studio makes up part of an academic platform that also includes students from the Architecture Association in London and TU Delft.  ADS8 proposes to look at temporary, communal spaces for food preparation and consumption as a testing ground for alternative models of domestic institutions. From the material, and social transformation of street markets, to collective kitchens and shared cooking facilities, to larger, culinary infrastructures, these apparently transient architectures are mobilized here to trace future modes of inhabitation and action.

Manifesta 12: Palermo

ADS8 will use Manifesta, the nomadic European Contemporary Art Biennial, as a cultural and spatio-temporal framework. Manifesta is a travelling platform, and a project based on community: its success depends on the collaboration between the international and local actors and the involvement and engagement of the local communities. The 12th edition of Manifesta (M12), with OMA as creative mediator, takes place in Palermo, Sicily. ADS8 will refer to OMA’s Palermo Atlas, an urban study that will serve serve both as a creative mediation model for the biennial and a blueprint for the city’s development.

This studio is part of a broader research theme led by Marina Otero Verzier on temporary institutions.

Marina Otero Verzier
Klaas Kuitenbrouwer, Katia Truijen, Marten Kuijpers, Anastasia Kubrak
Alex Walker