Venues of Matera Project - Participants


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These are the professionals who work on the project "The Places of Matera", in charge of mapping the city in search of the places where the events of Matera 2019 will take place.


ODS18 Portrait PLaterza 07 webAnnegret Boenemann - social designer

from Menden, Germany

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I’m a designer, a creative thinker and maker, passionate about shaping meaningful interactions between people, often through – yet beyond – technology. Focused on and inspired by people, my work takes place at the intersection of design, technology and sociology.

I hold a B.Sc. in Print and Media Technologies and a B.A. in Design of Interactive Media from the University of Wuppertal (Germany) and a M.A. in Social Design from the Design Academy Eindhoven (The Netherlands). My background in both print technologies and interactive design allows me to use a variety of media ranging from photography and text, through print, film, animations and digital applications to installations, as a means to convey strong concepts that trigger behavioural change by criticising the social status quo and proposing alternatives. Next to my personal projects, I enjoy creating and participating in multidisciplinary networks of people, either by engaging in the organisation and realisation of events, or by teaching in fields of my expertise.



Silvia Cafora - architect ODS18 Portrait PLaterza 08 web

from Milan

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Silvia studies Architecture in Milan and Valparaiso, in Chili; she gets her II Master in Art, Architecture and the City at the University of Roma Tre. She works as architect and designer between Paris, Valparaiso and Milan where she opens her Atélier. The themes that she studies are the participatory dimension of the projects, the abandon and its resilience and possibilities of re-use. She explores the design working on the renovation of everyday life objects collaborating with Italian craftsmen and fab-labs. The open culture is her own approach.



ODS18 Portrait PLaterza 04 webPierangelo Laterza - photographer

from Montescaglioso

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Pierangelo Laterza graduated in Sociology at the University of Rome, then starts his path in photography, first attended a three years Master at the Roman School of Photography, and then he moved to Milan, for a formative period at Luz Academy, the school of Luz Photographic Agency. His particular attention in photography is about documentary photography, urban and social issues, architecture photography. In 2013 he participates to the Confotografia project, a collective artist residency of urbanistic and post-disaster photography in L'Aquila. In 2015 he takes part to an artist residency as part of a storytelling project about the Valle d'Itria, Puglia. In 2017 he takes part to photographic research with the MEPh – Matera European Photography; In 2017 he contributes to Progetto Humania workshop – The art of tell landscapes tenuto a Borgo La Martella, Matera, in collaboration with graphic designer Mauro Bubbico and Il Vagabondo; In 2018he takes part to Open Design School, a Fondazione Matera-Basilicata 2019 project, working on mapping venues for Matera European Capital of Culture 2019. His works have been published and exhibited in Italy and abroad.  He’s teaching Architecture and Human Landscape Photography at the SpazioTempo School of Photography in Bari.



ODS18 Portrait PLaterza 06b webRossella Nicoletti - urban planner

from Matera

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 Born in Matera in 1981. From 2000 to 2006 she lived and studied in Milan where she graduated from the Polytechnic at the Faculty of Architecture and Society in Urban and Environmental Planning. She trained at the urban planning studio of Vezio De Lucia (DeA_Società di ingegneria) in Rome, where she collaborated in the preparation of many plans and programs in some Italian cities. Back in Matera in 2014 she collaborated with the University of Basilicata in various European programs. At the moment she is a member of “Città fertile”, an interdisciplinary technical group active between Puglia and Basilicata, in order to promote participatory processes for architectural and urban planning, spatial planning, strategic planning, management of environmental conflicts. Passionate about urban exploration, she is a member of the “Il Vagabondo”; association for responsible tourism, with whom she has written and drew “Out of the track, unusual itineraries of Matera”.



ODS18 Portrait PLaterza 01 webFrancesca Raimondi - architect

from Teana

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Graduated at the faculty of building engineering-architecture of Matera, she focused her research and her professional experiences on the city. From the large scale of Urban Planning, to the detail of Exhibition Design, to practical experiments on materials, she works following the principles of Universal Design and the challenges of Inclusive and participated Planning.



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Gustavo Velho - visual designer

from Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Despite having a Master degree in Cultural Studies and currently being doing a PhD research on Digital Media, I fully dedicated my career to graphic design. Back in Brazil, I worked for both advertising and music industries, participating in the production of the biggest festivals around São Paulo. After a while, I narrowed my path to cinema, working on visual concepts, branding, and post production of movies. Since 2015, I have lived in the Netherlands where my key challenge is to build up Studyportals' top-of-mind awareness, and to develop and mature their visual products.



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