For this appointment we are pleased to introduce you the Parasite 2.0., a collective founded in 2010 by Stefano Colombo, Eugenio Cosentino and Luca Marullo. They met at Politecnico di Milano when they were students and decided to create something acting between architecture, design and art. Based in Milan and Brussels, Parasite 2.0 investigate the status of human habitats and have for years been conducting research that explores the region between wilderness and human habitats. Parasite worked and collaborated with so many important realities (museums, festivals, galleries) such as Terraforma Festival (Milan), OGR Officine Grandi Riparazioni (Turin), domesti.city (New York), Venice Architecture Biennale (Venice), MAXXI Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI (Rome) and many others.
Temporary Lovers is the recent work they made at ar/ge kunst gallery (Bolzano, Italy) inspired by the Temporary Autonomous Zonestheorised by Hakim Bey. They focus on forms of gathering, tracing a continuous line from the legacy of the radical Italian architects, through the experiences of the free party and rave scenes and right up to the club culture and contemporary music festivals that occupy and capitalize on the imagery of remote and desert spaces.
Their work is something between installation, set-design, and pedagogical experiment and became a ‘temporary classroom’ in a series of public events and a 24-hour workshop that will change the shape of the installation. The exhibition is an invitation to live the space through time and affectivity, a call to enter and transform the environment while rethinking the relationship between subjects and objects as well as the hierarchy between architectural designs and ways of living.
Article by Bianca Felicori