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Over the last ten years, the ‘Incompiuto Siciliano’ collective has been documenting hundreds of unfinished public works all over Italy, and Sicily in particular. According to them, these half-built and now often decaying structures should be seen as a contemporary Italian architectural style, for their similar aesthetics and identical casual presence in the landscape. The extensive documentation of these structures will soon be published in the book ‘Incompiuto –  the birth of a style’.

On the occasion of Manifesta 12, our friends at Fosbury Architecture and Alterazioni Video, organise a week-long design and study workshop, with the aim of defining specific intervention protocols for these unfinished public works. The workshop will take place in the Cantieri Culturali della Zisa in Palermo from June 18 to 24. Besides Failed Architecture’s Mark Minkjan and René Boer, tutors include Fabio Ciaravella (Architecture of Shame), Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli (OMA), Beniamino Servino and Filippo Minelli (Padania Classics), Elisa Cristiana Cattaneo and Lorenzo degli Esposti (Politecnico di Milano) and Matteo Ghidoni (Salottobuono).

More information on the workshop can be found on their website and the workshop’s Facebook page, or download the full programme. Applications are open to students and young professionals from a wide variety of fields, and will be processed by Incompiuto Siciliano.