Castelletto Uzzone (CN), Italy, Italy

Atlante. Mapping and Stories of the Uzzone Valley

when 24 August 2022 - 1 September 2022
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 400

The Uzzone Valley is a territory rich in places, stories to tell, nature trails, people, architecture, anecdotes and great stories. A pattern of hidden symbols. An itinerary within the itinerary. To travel within a place and what composes it, it would always take a map to show us all the levels of reading of that territory, an Atlas exploits the richness of the language of geography, which is at the same time cartographic, graphic, textual, statistical, iconic, while promoting innovative forms of interaction between languages, representing both material and immaterial elements.

Course leader

Ilaria Bossa is the Art Director and Founder of MONO, Alice Lotti is a graphic designer and illustrator and Laboratorio Zanna Dura, the studio of the couple of serigraphs and illustrators Eugenio Nittolo and André Tognan.

Target group

The workshop is open to students, graduates and young professionals. It is preferable that participants attend or have attended a degree course in Architecture, Design, Visual Communication and Art Academies or an equivalent organization or academic institution whose work is related to the world of graphics / design / architecture. Students from abroad are welcome but the official language of the activities will be Italian.

Course aim

Design and create a geo-graphic atlas made up of signs, architectures, stories, paths of the territory that belongs to us, but using a new way of mapping places, applying and developing a graphic and architectural system, through new means that go beyond of the simple map but become a visual kit to decipher a territory in a completely different way from the usual canons, using different, innovative and fun methods of design, research and implementation. It will be a workshop of graphic design, illustration, publishing, mapping, screen printing, typography, language, nature, architecture, stories, people, mountains, faces, hands and trees.

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 400: The participation fee for the workshop is € 400 (including insurance costs). Lessons, food and accommodation, as well as excursions and visits are included in the fee. There is no reimbursement for travel expenses to reach the Workshop venue.