La Casa Tappeto is a soft and malleable palace to be hoisted, stretched, or folded: 144 square meters of fabric spread out over four rolls with which to compose temporary spaces for the neighborhood, as many nomadic embassies of Librino.
Stretched out, La Casa Tappeto becomes a tablecloth for communal picnics; folded in on itself, a tent for playing or an outdoor cine- ma; hanging from a building or unfolded on a slope, a large flag. La Casa Tappeto is a little bit like home and a little bit like camp; it protects from the rain and sun, you can draw on it or sleep in it, you can mend it like a blanket and alter it like a dress. La Casa Tappeto is part of an accompanying process that aims to test out and integrate the project into the social context through workshop activities with neighborhood associations.
The installation produced for the Italian Pavilion presents one of the four flaps that make up La Casa Tappeto and an illustrative version of the "Great Game of Librino" created by Adelita Husni Bey with the Talità Kum association, which originally involved children from the early childhood center. This first stage of the accompanying process is shown here on a smaller scale, along with descriptions by the chil- dren who designed the game's boxes. In Librino, the Great Game will be sewn, in its final version, onto the flaps of the Casa, acting as a game while in the "rug" configuration and as a tapestry in the "house" set-up. This will be fol- lowed by workshops that will enrich the project with set pieces and tableaux vivants in order to depict the complex relationship between the associations and the neighborhood, providing a symbolic and functional contribution to La Casa Tappeto.
Rotterdam-based Studio Ossidiana, founded by Giovanni Bellotti and Alessandra Covini, works at the intersection of architecture, design and landscape. Balancing research and production, the studio explores innovative approaches through buildings, materials, objects and installations.
Adelita Husni Bey
Adelita Husni Bey is a visual artist whose work focuses on complex issues of gender, race and class using collective and informal pedagogical models in the context of urban studies.
Studio Ossidiana (Giovanni Bellotti, Alessandra Covini)
Adelita Husni Bey
Associazione Talità Kum, Fondazione dell’Ordine degli Architetti Pianificatori Paesaggisti e Conservatori della Provincia di Catania
Librino (Catania), Sicilia
In collaboration with
Konstantin Beck, Pedro Daniel Pantaleone, Viktoria Bacheva, Edward Zammit
OSS Ortigia Sound System (Enrico Gambadoro, Angelo Morando)
Ing. Luigi Grasso (Technical Consultant)
Salvo Conticello (Collaborator)
Creative Industries Fund NL
Embassy and Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Abadir Academy, Associazione Musicale Etnea, Rugby I Briganti – Librino, Liceo Omnicomprensivo Angelo Musco, Made in Librino, Musicainsieme a Librino, Oratorio San Giovanni Paolo II, Parà (Luca Bottaro, Barbara Ferrari, Matteo Parravicini), Scuola Fontanarossa e Polo delle Arti Carlo Covini, Giuliana Gianino, Antonio Presti, Sabina Zappalà, Tomaello B.V.