Congregating resources helps to face new design challenges.

May 23, 2016
Multiple actions, widely distributed through selected Italian cities, are underway to collect proposals and effective solutions to emergent design challenges. Diverse topics are at the basis of meetings between Italian and Dutch professionals, promoted by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Rome. That's Sfide delle Città.

Time for Impact, curated by Gianpiero Venturini (Itinerant Office / New Generations) together with Marthijn Pool (space&matter) is one of the 7 projects financed by the Embassy after a call that was launched last year. It will take place during the 15. Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, starting May 26, 7:00 PM with an open discussion and a party at the Serra dei Giardini.

Time for Impact is a an online platform that works as an Architectural Time Bank and Kickstarting Tool, promoting urgent challenges in the built environment that are in need of design expertise, spatial know-how and budget. Creative people from all over the world are invited to pledge their time and know-how to collectively boost socially relevant projects.

"This years' Biennale, curated by Alejandro Aravena, highlights a broad selection of projects that showcase a high impact factor," the Italian and Dutch curators say. "As architecture touches on all relevant levels of society, we consider it's important to increase public awareness of the phenomenon. Architecture has risked to grow apart from society in the past few decades. However younger generations of architects are fully aware of their role and potential for impact on society, when using their skills in the right way."

Please also follow the other actions, part of the Sfide delle Città program, curated by Denise Houx and Inge de Boer (ROOFdinners, Milan and Turin), BAM! Strategie Culturali and Polo museale della Campania with Rijksmuseum and Open Cultuur Data (Wikimuseums, Naples), Carlo Capra and Associazione 4Tunnel with IammyCity (Spazi Centrali, Milan), Jeroen Laven and Gert Jan te Velde with Università Roma Tre and Eutropian (The City at Eye Level, Rome), Temporiuso and SUPERUSE Studios (Mappa dei cicli di riuso dei Mercati Generali, Milan), Itinerant Office / New Generations and Amateur Cities (Urgent City, Florence.)

In order to sustain with communication actions this project and the others carried out all over Italy in 2016 Image developed for the Embassy of The Kingdom of the Netherlands in Rome a flexible strategy aiming at keeping together professionals from both Italy and The Netherlands and summarizing the results of this extraordinary venture.

Please join us in Venice at Serra dei Giardini on May 26 to take part in this action, starting 7:00 PM, and follow the Sfide delle Città program on social media.