During this year’s Milan’s Design week [im]possible living participates to Fuorisalone, presenting the [im]possible living process through a series of conferences, debates and video installations aimed at raising awareness about the subject of abandoned buildings all over the world.
At the heart of the [im]possible living process are the regeneration of abandoned buildings and the temporary revitalization of unused buildings, channelling the energy of the web community.
There is no better place than Cascina Cuccagna, one of the most successful examples of social regeneration of a valuable city building, where to stage the presentation of the project.
Between the 17th and the 21st April 2012, Abandoned Week Design Contest will take place, a competition that will award the best photograph of an abandoned building in Milan. All photos need to be uploaded on the site www.impossibleliving.com
The [im]possible living web community is growing very quickly, but structuring a process to actually restore abandoned buildings all over the world is a very difficult and complex task. So we decided to test the ideas we are developing in the real world and, from Sunday April 1st to Tuesday April 3rd, we organized a workshop for architecture students to elaborate a management and architectural concept to give a new life to an abandoned building in Milan.
In the past month we studied the theme, developed a program and prepared lectures in order to present all the relevant aspects of an abandoned building renovation: how the web can help to develop a collaborative process, the best architectural and management approaches, the hypothetical financial structures of these operations.
This incredible work was possible thanks to the help of Ciclostile Architettura and AreaREM, our partners expert respectively in architecture and real estate: both helped us so much creating this amazing experience and we want to thank them for the great work they did with us.
The other important partner of this adventure is IRA-C, an association of students mainly attending architecture, that are looking for their head office and decided to participate to the workshop in order to actually create it.