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Jacopo Lega

Living, sharing, adapting.

Habitat is a permanent cult-rural settlement and collective workshop carrying participatory practices of living (and publishing) within and beyond the local scale. The first cycle of residencies, which has seen involved more than 60 temporary residents, took place from July to August 2021 in the village of Cà de Monti. Since January 2022, Habitat has been permanently established in the same village, thinking its spaces as an open site dedicated to hospitality, collective and creative practices.

"Living itself exists in forms that must be questioned, rearranged, mobilized, and undone."
N. Thompson, Living as a Form, 2012

By Intertwining and at the same time declining the specific pre-existing context, Habitat has been conceived as a facilitator of immediate, reciprocal possibilities for the artistic and cultural development of the territory and its inhabitants, using research, crafting and the speculative action of the imagination. A shared, convivial action that recognises the importance of the (im)material landscape and the need for careful knowledge built from below, as an essential basis for the activation of oriented interventions that - using the territory as a place of inspiration and action - learn how to collect and expand his precious micro-territorial heritage.

Jacopo Lega (Faenza, 1995) is a Creative director, cultural strategist, book maker and graphic enthustiast based between Rotterdam and Cà de Monti - Tredozio, where he's running Habitat since July 2021. He's also co-founder of Amphibia, an editorial platform that manifests itself in the shaded areas of night entertainment and the peripheries of visual research.

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1 – The first meeting with Studio For Immediate Spaces (Sandberg Instituut) on the Tramazzo's riverside. Pic: A. Mizeyko (April 2022)
2 – Large view of Cà de Monti from the trail 569. Pic: Riccardo Fantoni Montana (August 2021)
3 – The scenography built by Parasite2.0 at Vulcanino di Monte Busca, Tredozio. Pic: S. Colombo, Parasite2.0 (July 2021)
4 – The collective making of the Wanderer Hoven with Forno Vagabondo, Cà de Monti. Pic: A. Mizeyko (May 2022)
5 – The Holy Mountain during the first performance happened there. Pic: M. Clementino (2021)
6 – Nomad Sculpture(s) and Table by C. Garcia, F. Van Meeuwen, A. Sandri, A. Barkai. Pic: J. Lega (August 2021)
7 – "Marchiare la Materia" – "Marking the matter" Workshop by Parasite2.0. Pic: J. Lega (July 2021)
8 – "Cavéja Dagli Anëll", lecture with Enrico Malatesta for Prole di Zeno: Broadcast from Planet Garden Pic: A. Mizeyko (April 2022)