WORKSHOP

What do you experience at DesignMashup

Milan Experiences

 (3-days)

Triennale Milano

Triennale di Milano. Hub for contemporary art, design, and architecture, showcasing a diverse range of exhibitions and events. With its iconic building and commitment to promoting creativity and innovation, Triennale di Milano is a must-visit destination for anyone passionate about the arts and design.

 

https://triennale.org

Museo di Michelangelo

Museum of Pietà Rondanini. Nestled within the Milano Castel, this extraordinary museum is dedicated to showcasing Michelangelo’s final and unfinished masterpiece, the Rondanini Pietà.This captivating museum provides a unique opportunity to witness the artistic process and delve into the intricate details of this renowned sculptural work.

 

https://www.milanocastello.it/en/museum-of-the-pieta-rondanini/

Fondazione Castiglioni

A cultural foundation focused on preserving the legacy of the influential Italian designer, Achille Castiglioni. The foundation houses exhibitions and archives dedicated to showcasing his innovative design philosophy and significant contributions to the field of industrial design.

 

https://www.fondazioneachillecastiglioni.it

Fondazione Prada

An exceptional cultural institution in Milan, Italy, distinguished not only by its innovative artistic programs but also by its architectural marvels. The foundation’s venue, designed by the renowned architect Rem Koolhaas, is a stunning example of architectural ingenuity. The space combines historic industrial buildings with contemporary elements, creating a captivating juxtaposition of old and new. This unique architectural composition provides an immersive setting that complements and enhances the artistic experiences within Fondazione Prada, making it a truly extraordinary destination for art enthusiasts and architecture lovers alike.

 

https://www.fondazioneprada.org/

Galleria Rossana Orlandi

An iconic destination in Milan, Italy, founded by the visionary curator Rossana Orlandi. With a rich history spanning over two decades, the gallery has become a launchpad for emerging designers, propelling them into the global design scene. Known for her discerning eye and talent for spotting design talent, Rossana Orlandi has played a pivotal role in shaping the contemporary design landscape, making her gallery a must-visit for design enthusiasts seeking cutting-edge creations and design trends.

 

https://www.rossanaorlandi.com

Museo del 900'

A prominent museum located in Milan, Italy, dedicated to showcasing 20th-century art. The museum’s extensive collection features a diverse range of artworks, including paintings, sculptures, and multimedia installations, providing visitors with an immersive journey through the artistic movements and cultural shifts of the past century.

 

https://www.museodelnovecento.org/en/

Civita Workshops

 (7-days)

Experience Civita

Prepare to escape the modern world and embrace a slower pace of life in the captivating village of Civita. As you settle into this ancient village, you’ll relish in the rare privilege of being one of the few fortunate residents. Bask in the tranquility and serenity that permeate every corner. Awaken each morning to the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding hills, take leisurely strolls through the narrow streets, allowing your curiosity to guide you as you uncover the village’s hidden corners. Savor the authentic flavors of Italian gastronomy in the charming restaurants nestled within Civita’s ancient walls. In Civita, time slows down and allows you to appreciate the simple moments.

Civita Institute

The workshop will take place within the captivating spaces of the Civita Institute, a pioneering cultural organization deeply committed to preserving Italy’s rich heritage. Founded in 1977 by a passionate group of architects, the institute emerged as a response to the urgent need for safeguarding historic towns and villages from neglect and decay.

Through their multidisciplinary approach, combining research, conservation, and community engagement, the Civita Institute has successfully revitalized and restored numerous architectural treasures across Italy. Their tireless efforts have not only breathed new life into these historic sites but also cultivated a renewed appreciation for their cultural significance, ensuring their enduring preservation for generations to come.

 

https://www.civitainstitute.org

Wine Testing + visita Museum

Our first evening we will be hosted by the “Museo Geologico e delle Frane” where Geologist and enolog Luca will present the story and rare geological and cultural history of Civita di Bagnoregio, while tasting local wines that are paired to the geological structure of the region, each exhbiting its unique provenance.

During this relaxed and informative evening you will learn why Civita is refered to it as not the “dying city” but the city that struggles to live. The Museum illustrates the characteristics and evolution of the territory, the history of Civita and the struggle for its survival, landslides and stabilization works, its life of the past and present.

Workshop activities

In Civita di Bagnoregio, you will be staying in lovingly restored residences or small apartments that are simple and truly charming. The Civita Institute “campus” is small, and we are all linked by a central garden where we will share many glasses of wine and conversation.

What will I learn?

During your time in Civita di Bagnoregio, disconnect from the digital universe and connect simply with your senses to experience firsthand concept creation and design in a personal and simple way.

The key is to spend this week completely free of our modern dependence on technology, absorbing and expressing your design with the simplest of tools in these breathtaking surroundings. Each participant will get in touch with “hands-on experience of defining concepts, sketching and creating an appropriate physical design, and finally, the rare experience today of “creation and making” by hand in the simplest and most profound ways.

What will we work on?

Your time in Civita is dedicated to exploring and expressing, as famed Italian Architect, educator, and designer Andrea Branzi says, “your personal poetics in design.” This is the ultimate design connection to the place and experience that is so Italian.

You will design your “experience space or furniture” with your hands, tools, and the materials provided: Workshop participants will be asked to make a simple journey of discovery in the village.

Following this initial grounding, we will discuss the workshop brief and goals in detail. We will divide the group into teams, and each team’s focus will be to develop (with the guidance of the DesignMashup team) a concept and simple small scale prototype constructed by hand with local and supplied materials to represent their concept for an experiential space that will be built in the small piazza, the goal is to choose one winning entrant for construction the following year.

Your team’s final designed prototype can be personal and intimate or open and communal – an experience for all. It must be physical and not virtual. It should be hand assembled and created from simple materials you find, and we will provide for you.

For your project to succeed, it must be a designed object/space/piece of furniture that evokes a reaction and interaction. You may create a place for all ages, one of solitude, a place of relaxation, a place to isolate, a place to share with others, to perform, a place to read, to learn, to dream, a place to work, to slack, to draw, to nap.

We ask that you design an object that is well thought out, not simply a sculpture or art. It is stable, precisely structured or free form, functional, either blended perfectly into the environment or acting as a striking contrast.

At the end of the workshop, each team will present their creative provocations to the DesignMashup team, tutors, and interested residents of Civita di Bagnoregio. The focus is to allow you/your team, and the other participants to create a series of design concepts that, if realized, can add to the experience of Civita di Bagnoregio, for the residents and future visitors.

In this way, our work has the potential to be memorialized in time, and we become a living, breathing part of life in Civita di Bagnoregio.

Workshop activities

In Civita di Bagnoregio, you will be staying in lovingly restored residences or small apartments that are simple and truly charming. The Civita Institute “campus” is small, and we are all linked by a central garden where we will share many glasses of wine and conversation.

What will I learn?

During your time in Civita di Bagnoregio, disconnect from the digital universe and connect simply with your senses to experience firsthand concept creation and design in a personal and simple way.

The key is to spend this week completely free of our modern dependence on technology, absorbing and expressing your design with the simplest of tools in these breathtaking surroundings. Each participant will get in touch with “hands-on experience of defining concepts, sketching and creating an appropriate physical design, and finally, the rare experience today of “creation and making” by hand in the simplest and most profound ways.

What will we work on?

Your time in Civita is dedicated to exploring and expressing, as famed Italian Architect, educator, and designer Andrea Branzi says, “your personal poetics in design.” This is the ultimate design connection to the place and experience that is so Italian.

You will design your “experience space or furniture” with your hands, tools, and the materials provided: Workshop participants will be asked to make a simple journey of discovery in the village.

Following this initial grounding, we will discuss the workshop brief and goals in detail. We will divide the group into teams, and each team’s focus will be to develop (with the guidance of the DesignMashup team) a concept and simple small scale prototype constructed by hand with local and supplied materials to represent their concept for an experiential space that will be built in the small piazza, the goal is to choose one winning entrant for construction the following year.

Your team’s final designed prototype can be personal and intimate or open and communal – an experience for all. It must be physical and not virtual. It should be hand assembled and created from simple materials you find, and we will provide for you.

For your project to succeed, it must be a designed object/space/piece of furniture that evokes a reaction and interaction. You may create a place for all ages, one of solitude, a place of relaxation, a place to isolate, a place to share with others, to perform, a place to read, to learn, to dream, a place to work, to slack, to draw, to nap.

We ask that you design an object that is well thought out, not simply a sculpture or art. It is stable, precisely structured or free form, functional, either blended perfectly into the environment or acting as a striking contrast.

At the end of the workshop, each team will present their creative provocations to the DesignMashup team, tutors, and interested residents of Civita di Bagnoregio. The focus is to allow you/your team, and the other participants to create a series of design concepts that, if realized, can add to the experience of Civita di Bagnoregio  for the residents and future visitors. In this way, our work has the potential to be memorialized in time, and we become a living, breathing part of life in Civita di Bagnoregio.

 

Learn Italian!

Get ready to dive into the basics of the Italian language. Start your mornings with fun and relaxed Italian classes where you’ll learn the essentials.Plus, we’ll give you plenty of opportunities to practice your skills in real-life situations around town. By the end of the week, you’ll be equipped with the fundamentals of Italian

Day trip to Orvieto

Get ready for an exciting day trip to the ancient city of Orvieto! Located just an hour away from Civita, Orvieto awaits with its captivating charm and rich history.

Perched high atop a volcanic rock, Orvieto boasts breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Its majestic cathedral, with its ornate façade and intricate details, stands as a testament to the city’s architectural splendor.

As you wander through the winding streets of Orvieto, you’ll discover a wealth of medieval treasures. Explore hidden alleyways, uncover charming artisan shops, and immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture. Don’t miss the opportunity to indulge in the city’s renowned cuisine, from delectable pasta dishes to exquisite wines produced from the nearby vineyards.

What is included

Milano

  • 3 days hotel**** accommodation in shared double room.
  • Welcome cocktail/aperitivo.
  • 2 Lunches.
  • All entries to museums, exibitions and design showrooms.
  • Taxi and metro tickets.
  • Last night cocktail aperitivo.
  • Express train Milano to Civita di Bagnoregio.

Civita di Bagnoregio

  • 7 days accommodation in shared house.
  • Welcome dinner.
  • Every day Italian breakfast and lunch break.
  • 2 Dinner (1 in Orvieto)
  • Civita museum + wine testing.
  • Daily Italian lessons.
  • Daily workshops.
  • Express train and transport Civita di Bagnoregio to Milano.
  • Civita Institute subscription.
  • Course material.

Extra, not included

  • Accommodation in a private room in Milano (additional charges apply)
  • Accommodation in a private room/apartment in Civita di Bagnoregio (additional charges apply)
  • Please notify if you would require special lodging, for example, if you travel with a spouse or partner and require private accommodation.
  • Please note, that while traveling with your partner is encouraged, they must pay for all included meals, and travel etc., if they choose not to participate in DesignMashup, contact us for details.
  • All lunches and dinners not included in the list.
  • Travel insurance (mandatory) and Visa (as required).

For more information read Terms & Conditions.