5 scholarships full-coverage of the enrollment cost and opportunity to participate in the courses from remote connection
Architecture has always played a key role in exhibitions. Museums, exhibitions and expositions are not only a cultural offer but are defined by space, by an exhibition itinerary that is able to surprise and fascinate the visitor who is drawn inside an active and inspiring experience.
For an exhibition, architecture is as fundamental as works of art, collections and artefacts and their contents.
The “Architecture for Exhibition” course has been created on these premises: its aim is to train professional designers who are able to materialize diverse artistic and museum experiences, enhancing the always-different story behind each cultural proposal.
The students will acquire new skills in exhibition design and will move in a very prestigious environment – culture – which nowadays registers an increasing demand by the most critical and exclusive customers.
The students will focus on preservation practices, lighting techniques and perception psychology to deepen their knowledge on technical practices to adopt in exhibition design.
The course will be made up of 84 hours of lessons, a 32-hour workshop and multiple lectures by well-renowned professional architects.
At the end of the course, YACademy Placement office will guarantee each student a proposal for an internship / collaboration within the partner studios.
YAC is an association which promotes architectural competitions aimed at fostering culture and design research. Over the years, YAC has broadened experience of work and collaboration with the main architectural firms of contemporary architecture, dealing with diverse and numerous topics of architectural design. Nowadays, YAC’s expertise can serve young designers better, providing them with the creation of high-level educational programs aimed at polishing the skills of the students and offering them a valuable connection to the labour market. Thanks to the close relationship with internationally renowned professional and academic actors, YACademy is the perfect frame within which to complete or specialize one’s skills, and create a significant link with the most internationally-renowned architectural firms. The location of the courses, also available from remote connection since 2020, are the prestigious headquarters of YACademy: a medieval building located in the heart of Bologna’s historical city center, close to the Two Towers and next to Piazza Santo Stefano; namely, one of the most picturesque areas of the city.
ITALO ROTA | ITALO ROTA & PARTNERS: Dior, Louvre ed Expo: 40 years of exhibition design – GIULIO RIGONI | BIG BJARKE INGELS GROUP: San Pellegrino headquarters: how to narrate the company’s story – PAOLO MATTEUZZI | ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS: The museum for the XXI century – MARCO CATTANEO | NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ITALIA: Pictures from the world: National Geographic’s exhibitions – PATRICK LÜTH | SNØHETTA: SFMOMA the expansion of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art- LIVIA TANI | ATELIERS JEAN NOUVEL: Specificity in architecture: from the Louvre of Abu Dhabi to the National Museum of Qatar – GIUSEPPE ZAMPIERI | DAVID CHIPPERFIELD ARCHITECTS MILANO: Chipperfield at Basilica Palladiana – DANIEL LIBESKIND | STUDIO LIBESKIND: Crystalizing the tragedy: Jüdisches Museum – EMMANUELLE MOUREAUX | EMMANUELLE MOUREAUX ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN: Colors! The magic of colors – ALESSIA SALERNO | FONDAZIONE PRADA: Research and creative avant-garde: the experience of Fondazione Prada – ALESSANDRO MELIS | ALESSANDRO MELIS | HELIOPOLIS21: Resilient communities: the Italian pavilion at Biennale di Architettura
PROJECT OF RECONFIGURABLE EXHIBITION SETTINGS FOR FONDAZIONE PRADA
Angelo Micheli | AMDL CIRCLE
The workshop will represent the occasion of practical synthesis to test all the notions available through the other teaching modules, ensuring strategic answers with respect to a real architectural design. The course, in collaboration with Fondazione Prada, will give students the precious opportunity to work on a system of exhibitions designed specifically for the Foundation, and able to support its expositive and cultural program of the same. Located in one of the most iconic cultural architecture of contemporary age – the old distillery re-designed by Rem Koolhaas for Prada – the workshop will guarantee to participants an intensive challenge on multiple levels. Firstly, the design of settings that are worthy of the Foundation that hosted the works of Jeff Koons, Carsten Höller e Robert Gober. Secondly, the comparison with liquidity and flexibility that the space used for culture should increasingly support, in a refined and uncompromising logic of environmental eco-compatibility. Performance, exhibitions, concerts and installations: the project will not be oriented to give a representation of a specific installation, but a system of architectural elements imagined by students as real devices, totally reconfigurable and able to assume value and form always worthy of the cultural institution that belongs to the most famous luxury brand in the world.
At the end of the course, YACademy Placement office will guarantee each student a proposal for an internship / collaboration with some of the studios better matching the topic of the course, with the likes of:
KENGO KUMA AND ASSOCIATES – ANUPAMA KUNDOO ARCHITECTS – TATIANA BILBAO ESTUDIO – FOSTER + PARTNERS – MASS DESIGN – TAM ASSOCIATI – DAVID CHIPPERFIELD ARCHITECTS MILANO – ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS – JEAN NOUVEL DESIGN – BIG – SNØHETTA – EMMANUELLE MOUREAUX
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