Calabria Live Project

Cass students return to Calabria, Italy, to continue collaborative work with villagers and refugees.

The Calabria Live Project is a valuable architectural initiative which addresses two significant geopolitical events on the fringes of the Mediterranean; the refugee crisis and the abandonment of hill town villages in southern Italy.

Diploma Unit 6 students have been exploring these issues in their studio designs and through workshops in Italy, gathering a body of research engaging social and academic relations around the locality. In early July, again Unit 6 will return to Belmonte in southern Italy, present the projects and continue work collaboratively with villagers and refugees.

Set in the picturesque seaside medieval hill town of Belmonte, the initiators ‘La rivoluzione delle seppie’ have organised yet another vital and insightful series of engagements with artist, geographers, anthropologists and enterprise business organisers as well as music and sewing workshops with the refugees in Belmonte 3 -13 July.

For more information, and if you are interested in attending the workshops, check out the 'La rivoluzione delle seppie' website.