About the project
For that Carnival we imagined a playing micro-environment, understandable without any instruction booklet, walkable without any rules.
Our nomadic wagon is a messy and monumental tower but at the same time ephemeral, as well as its function: letting people swing, abandon themselves to the oscillatory motion, finally enjoy their free time, in contemplation.
The seesaws and trapezes that occupy the rooms of the tower will be used during the parade to give life to a performative moment when the great, brutalist and strong structure will become light thanks to the oscillation of the people. Then it will fully show the exceptionality of carnival, its rules subversion.
Project leaders - Stefano Barraglini Ciciriello, Silvia Lacatena, Raffaela Ceparano
Zapoi is a collective of architects based in Napoli (south of Italy).
We manage the projects from the concept to the realization covering from design, artworks, carpentry, assembling on site, silk-screen printing all to communication.
Our aim is to keep together research and action, designing our architecture as a useful tool for communities to modelling and repossessing urban spaces.
Three people from Zapoi collective are involved in the project for Hello Wood Carnival:
Stefano Battaglini Ciciriello (1989) architect, carpenter and site safety coordinator;
Silvia Lacatena (1987) architect and teacher;
Raffaela Ceparano(1990) architect and expert on sustainable territorial development.