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Countless Cities 2021

Cities are where the present and future of humanity are at stake.

There are no miracle recipes, no manuals to be followed meticulously, and everyone recognizes that the top-down approach has failed. Public authorities more often than not fail or struggle to find solutions to these challenges. At the same time, a global movement of active citizenship is researching, experimenting and testing new behaviors, new activities and new services for their communities.

Design plays a crucial role in this new game.

How do you involve the greatest number of citizens and public authorities in the process of enhancing your neighborhood in a long-term process?

How can we facilitate the emergence of new forms of civic leadership that serve the Community?

What are the tools that can facilitate experiments to enhance under-utilized spaces or improve the quality of public spaces?

The second edition of Countless Cities will address these challenges through three new themes: Housing Diversity, Good Business, and Parkifying the Future.

HOUSING DIVERSITY

Explores various types of individual and collective living for people with different means and in different stages of their lives.

GOOD BUSINESS

Researches jobs and trades, especially regarding manual labor, that are able to fuel passion, territoriality and durability. Looks in particular at the social entrepreneurship commitment in finding innovative solutions that respond to social, environmental, economic and cultural challenges.

PARKIFYING THE FUTURE

Investigates new strategies to implement an education to the vegetal world, by re-constructing a new relationship between People and Plants and promoting the depaving of portions of the city to improve the quality of life of citizens.

Pavillions

Find out the Countless Cities 2021 City Pavilions.

São Paulo

Spontaneous living space

Curated by Corinna del Bianco

Hong Kong

The Five Senses of the Future

Manuela Catania - Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Tanger/ Redeyef/ Irbid

In-Mobility: Tanger\Redeyef\Irbid

Fanny Bouquerel with Yagoutha Belgacem, Amina Mourid, Safi Adnan and Marco Scarpinato

Napoli

Napoli ri-cuntata

Curated by Teresa Alfieri

Bruxelles

The community-driven city

Alberto Squizzato - ULB- Université libre de Bruxelles

Bangkok

Very Bangkok, In the City of the Senses

Philip Cornwel-Smith

Buenos Aires

Chorizo, villa Miseria and Barrio 31

Davide Vero

Abu Dhabi

Jubail Mangrove Park

Andrea Bartoli with the special participation of Lorenzo Conti

Prato

Urban Jungle

Curated by Valerio Barberis - Assessore all’Urbanistica del Comune di Prato, Co-curator Corinna Del Bianco

Pittsburg

It’s not for all, it’s not for us

Curated by Andrea Bartoli

Borca di Cadore

Villaggio Eni. Un piacevole soggiorno nel futuro

Davide Maffei

Puebla

Gente Colaborativa

Curated by Hugo Díaz Cordero
EL MUI - Museo Urbano Interactivo (Museo Tecnológico de Monterrey)

Soveria Mannelli

Curated by Emilio S. Leo

New Delhi

Dilli Chalo

Co-curated by Giulia Ambrogi and Alessandra Arpino
St+art India Foundaton

Tirana

Eye on Tirana

Iraci Architetti

Santiago del Chile

Gradi di Incertezza (Photo: Andrés Salazar, 2020)

GIT Galeria Itinerante + Escuela de Arquitectura Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, curatela e organizzazione Alessandro Grossi

Palermo

Cosmopolis Palermo

Curated Maurizio Carta - Augmented City Lab Università di Palermo

Caracas

Trades of Cultural Capital A Caracas Narrative of Movements, Ecologies and Urbanities

Project led by Alejandro Haiek in collaboration with Luis Pimentel and Xenia Adjoubei. Audio visual: Alvaro Leon. Computational Design: Tomas Mena, Osmin Avalos

L'aAuila

I segni della rinascita

Contenuti a cura di Comune dell’Aquila, USRA, Accademia di Belle Arti, Università dell’Aquila, Gran Sasso Science Institute Enti sostenitori Comune dell’Aquila, USRA (Ufficio Speciale della Ricostruzione dell’Aquila), in collaborazione con ANCE L’Aquila (Associazione nazionale costruttori edili)

Yirrkala

Mulka - a story from remote Australia

Curated by Miriam La Rosa for Agency

Collaterals

Collateral exhibitions and side specific projects

Favara lido

Project by Lemonot
Winner of 2021 Open Call

Flower attack

Site specific project by Michele Lombardo

People-Oriented Resilient Cities Porto_Barrio de Dona Leonor

Curated by Santo Eduardo Di Miceli
With the participation of Antonio Jorge Cerejeira Fontes Fernando Matos Rodrigues Carlo Colloca

Temizu 2021 (The hope of hobo punk)

Site specific project by Alfonso Siracusa Orlando

Saluti da San Ferdinando

Urban Regeneration Stories
The Active Citizens of San Ferdinando, Calabria

Venues

Happy places in the heart of Favara.

Sette Cortili

Cortile Bentivegna

Palazzo Miccichè

Via Francesco Miccichè

Palazzo Cafisi

Via Cafisi, 17

Quid vicolo luna

Vicolo Luna

EVENTS

Events, Conferences, Education, Live Shows, Open calls.

OPEN CALLS

February 2021

Call for volunteers

Countless Cities wants you! We are looking for passionate volunteers to set up the exhibitions, help to manage visits and access to the Biennial. If you would like to apply, please send your CV and covering letter to farmculturalpark@gmail.com

OPEN CALLS

8.03.2021

Countless Cities received the Human City Design Award by the Seoul Design Foundation

Farm Cultural Park Countless Cities is the winner of the ‘Human City Design Award’. The prize is presented to designers or groups that have contributed to building a more harmonious and sustainable relationship between people and people, people and society, people and the environment, and people and nature by tackling urban environmental issues and by presenting a new vision through creative design.

CREDITS

Countless Cities is honored to collaborate with these partners.

A BIENNIAL INITIATIVE OF
FARM CULTURAL PARK

IN COLLABORATION WITH
QUID VICOLO LUNA / PALAZZO CAFISI

PROJECT PARTNERS
PUSH / OFFICINE TAMBORRINO / RADICE PURA / SCAFFSYSTEM / VELUX / PIANTE FARO / UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI PALERMO / SCENARIO PUBBLICO COMPAGNIA ZAPPALÀ DANZA / DARCH PALERMO / CULTURAL WELFARE CENTER / ANALOGIQUE / LAPS ARCHITECTURE / ISPLORA

TECHNICAL SPONSORS
PEDRALI / BONUÈ / GEVA AZIENDA AGRICOLA F.LLI VITA

UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF
ASSEMBLEA REGIONALE SICILIANA / COMUNE DI FAVARA / CONSOLATO GENERALE USA DI NAPOLI

SUPPORTED BY
CULTURABILITY PROMOSSO DA FONDAZIONE UNIPOLIS