Living, sharing, adapting.
Habitat is a permanent cult-rural settlement and collective workshop carrying participatory practices of living (and publishing) within and beyond the local scale.
The first cycle of residencies, which has seen involved more than 60 temporary residents, took place from July to August 2021 in the village of Cà de Monti. Since January 2022, Habitat has been permanently established in the same village, thinking of its spaces as an open site dedicated to hospitality, collective and creative practices.
By Intertwining and at the same time declining the specific pre-existing context, Habitat has been conceived as a facilitator of immediate, reciprocal possibilities for the artistic and cultural development of the territory and its inhabitants, using research, crafting and the speculative action of the imagination. A shared, convivial action that recognises the importance of the (im)material landscape and the need for careful knowledge built from below, as an essential basis for the activation of oriented interventions that - using the territory as a place of inspiration and action - learn how to collect and expand his precious micro-territorial heritage.
"Living itself exists in forms that must be questioned, rearranged, mobilized, and undone." N. Thompson, Living as a Form, 2012