Castelletto Uzzone (CN), Italy, Italy

Low-tech Furniture

when 11 July 2022 - 20 July 2022
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 440

The reuse and recovery of waste materials, be they wood, metal pieces, or unused objects, is a concept of fundamental importance in the perspective of a rapprochement of the increasingly necessary circular economy. Revitalize the elements destined to rot in landfills, restore dignity to non-reusable raw materials and recover materials that are no longer recognized as useful for processing: these are the concepts that led Banca del Fare to propose a workshop to approach the realization of low-tech furniture, following the philosophy of minimum environmental impact in terms of production techniques and reuse of waste materials.

Course leader

Giovanni Delvecchio: carpenter, curator and senior designer of the studios Resign and LITORANEA; He deals with research and development in the field of design and self-production and he leads workshops to develop creative attitudes.

Target group

The workshop is open to anyone interested in the subject, regardless of age, provided they are at least 18 years old. Applicants from abroad are welcome, the official language of the activities will be Italian and English.

Course aim

The workshop is presented as a practical course for the design and construction of low-tech design furniture with the use of waste materials or other unused furniture, in accordance with a circular economy. Participants will intervene in the terraced area of Cascina Crocetta and the participants will learn to imagine and create, exclusively with recycled material, a common table with furniture accessories that will become an additional sharing space in the life of Cascina Crocetta. Furniture will also be made in the kitchen area in the porch of the oven.

Credits info

3 EC
The participation at the workshop provides 3 ECTS for students of the study courses of Architecture, Design and Engineering of the Polytechnic of Turin. The other participants will recive a certificate of attendance at activities for a number equal to 75 hours of work.

Fee info

EUR 440: The participation fee to the workshop is € 440 (including insurance costs). Lessons, accommodation and board are included in the price, as well as excursions and visits. There is no refund for travel expenses to reach the Workshop location.