Alcova is an experimental prototype for a future cultural institution in development by Space Caviar and Studio Vedèt. Currently operating as a nomadic platform for art and design in and around Milan, it activates forgotten sites and spaces of historical significance, temporarily recasting them as venues for performative activities.
During Salone del Mobile 2018, Alcova materialised as a six-day event in the former panettone factory of G. Cova & Co., temporarily transforming it into a platform for designers, institutions, galleries and companies working at the avant-garde of themes such as contemporary living, design culture, materials and technological innovation. The 3,000 sqm site - partly taken over by plants and vegetation, and preserved in a state of semi-abandonment - was intensely programmed for the event's duration with performances, exhibitions, talks, screenings and installations involving over a dozen partners from as many countries. The site was visited by over 30,000 people over six days.

Project team: Valentina Ciuffi, Joseph Grima, Martina Muzi, Luigi Gorlero, Georgia Cranstoun, Nunzio Mazzaferro, Andrea Guarinoni, Sofia Pia Belenky, Tamar Shafrir, Mattia Fontanella

17-22 April 2018
11 am - 7 pm
Via Popoli Uniti 11-13

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