Pasubio – Theatre of Peace‘ student project: transforming war memorials into shared spaces for peace

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk at conference or symposiumScience to science

Description

The architectural projects of: »Pasubio: Theater of Peace« were started from a thorough study of the war landscape in the Pasubio massiv. Rather than performing an intervention in the landscape, the projects provide its spatial antithesis: a theatre of peace. In this sense, architectural design is understood as being capable of examining a concrete theatre of war, i.e. the battle front between Austria-Hungary and Italy during World War I at the Pasubio massiv, of understanding this site as a coherent memorial, and finally, of establishing a spatial opposition through the design of 14 »boundary objects«, that replace a singular intervention with one that is collective. In this regard the designs are qualified for radically transforming the Pasubio wartime landscape. Through the elemental accessibility of their mode of presentation, the architectural designs go far beyond their primary status and present a complex of spatial objects that invite to mark a blind spot in the documentation of the military confrontations between Italy and Austria-Hungary in the mountain warfare of World War I and to use this blind spot for the establishment of shared spaces of peace.
Period15 Sep 2022
Event titleFORTIFIED SYSTEMS: FROM FRONTIER PLACES TO EUROPEAN CULTURAL CORRIDORS: a cultural, environmental and scientific open approach to fortified heritage
Event typeConference
LocationVenedig, Italy
Degree of RecognitionInternational