Time: Mar 30, 2023 18:00 PM I oA SQUARE
or via Zoom-Meeting
Meeting ID: 637 7617 2496
Sabrina Morreale and Lorenzo Perri are architects, educators and founding partners of Lemonot – a platform for spatial and relational practices, architecture and performative arts. They graduated
together at the Architectural Association and they’re now based in London. Their projects re-invent the relationship between urban fabric and human rituals through a wide range of media: pavilions, exhibitions, short films and designed performances. They constantly seek new forms of togetherness and conviviality, with a contextual yet transterritorial approach that aims to detect, celebrate and trigger the spontaneous theatre of everyday life. They use performativity to frame specific notions of social sustainability, which – exceeding efficiency and purely quantitative parameters, become a more ambitious, culturally and politically charged construct.
They experiment with the language of artistic strategies in public space, initiating unconventional acts of place-making and proposing alternative narratives as active tools to critically rethink the values our society is built on. Lemonot explores how architects can contribute to a peculiar reinterpretation of the city, enabling collective engagement through short and long-term occupational strategies, balancing the presence of stakeholders and physical artefacts. They intervene both as facilitators and as designers – constructing the supporting spatial structure for unexpected interactions.
Both graduated at the Architectural Association in London, their academic activity is a crucial part of Lemonot. In 2018 – 19, they taught as Adjunct Professors at INDA in Bangkok and they’ve been Programme Heads of the AA Visiting School El Alto (Bolivia). Lorenzo taught at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna in Architectural Studio 1 from 2020 to 2023, while currently Sabrina is Studio Master in the
Foundation Course at the AA in London. Together, they lead the Architectural Design Studio 7: Convivial-ism at the Royal College of Arts in London. Their projects have been exhibited and awarded internationally: among the others, at the Young Talent Architecture Award 2016, at the ATT19 Gallery in Bangkok, at the RIBA, at Vienna Design Week, at Mextropoli 2021 in Mexico City, at Milan Design Week
and FAR-Architecture Festival of Rome 2022. This year, Lemonot is one of the 9 selected architectural practices for the Padiglione Italia – curated by Fosbury Architecture – in the Venice Biennale 2023.
May 11: Pa.LaC.E, Benjamin Reynolds and Valle Medina, https://palace.studio/