WHAT IS THE OPEN DESIGN SCHOOL?
The Open Design School is one of the pillar projects of Matera 2019. It is a living lab for interdisciplinary experimentation, a platform that will be the main feature of Matera 2019 cultural programme. Its main goal is to produce the infrastructure necessary for Matera 2019.
The Open Design School is not a school. It will serve as an instrument of systemic, community-wide capacity building where learning occurs through doing, prototyping and testing, in a continuous creative exchange process between art, science, and technology.
It is a horizontal platform, a place of interdisciplinary learning and experimentation without strict hierarchies in which everyone learns from everyone, in an atmosphere of mutual enrichment.
Director: Joseph Grima
Project Manager: Rita Orlando
Coordinator: Marco Laterza
Lab Manager: Giovanni Diele
Lab Manager: Pasquale Montemurro
Communication & Social Media: Paolo D'Ercole
Stefano Battaglini - Architect
Elisa Bertron - Exhibition Designer
Anna Cellamare - Scenographer
Sofia Coutsoucos - Architect
Antonio Elettrico - Architect
Cecilia Gonzalez Torres - Architect
Antonio Guerrieri - Designer
Giovanni Martemucci - Architect
Gabriella Mastrangelo - Designer
Artemis Papageorgiu - Designer
Francesca Raimondi - Architect
Francesco Santarsia - Urban Planner
Martha Schwindling - Exhibition Designer
Davide Tagliabue - Artisan
Annegret Boenemann - Social Designer / Silvia Cafora - Architect / Giulia Finazzi - Architect / Elisa Giuliano - Exhibition Designer / Alberto Lago - Designer / Pierangelo Laterza - Photographer / Rossella Nicoletti - Urban Planner / Gustavo Velho - Visual Designer /
Diogo Rinaldi - Coordinator