via Popoli Uniti 11-13 / via Sassetti 31
Alcova is an experimental prototype for an itinerant cultural institution in development by Space Caviar and Studio Vedèt. Currently operating as a roving platform for art and design across multiple sites in and around Milan, it activates forgotten locations and spaces of historical significance, temporarily recasting them as venues for performative activities.
During Fuorisalone 2019 Alcova will occupy two sites, both of which will be open to visitors for the duration of Design Week. Both will be intensely programmed for the event's duration with performances, exhibitions and installations involving over a dozen partners from as many countries.
Alcova is located in the former panettone factory of Giovanni Cova & Co., north of Loreto, an ex-industrial space partly taken over by plants and vegetation, frozen in a state of poetic semi-abandonment.
Alcova Sassetti, organised in collaboration with Alice Stori Lichtenstein and Fondazione Kenta, will activate a former cashmere factory in Isola perfectly preserved in its original condition since the 1930s.
Partecipants Alcova Popoli Uniti: 1+1design gallery
Architetti Artigiani Anonimi
Bananatex by Qwstion
CIAM + Arabeschi di Latte
FAUST I Gianluigi Ricuperati
Het Nieuwe lnstituut
KooZA/rch & (ab)normal
Lambert & Fils Luminaires x DWA Design Studio
Lukas Wegwerth +Atelier Luma
Manuel Coltri + DWA Design Studio
Matthew McCormick Studio
REV 001 Group
Studio Makkink & Bey
T SAKHI | Tessa & Tara Sakhi
Partecipants Alcova Sassetti: Aesthetics of Exclusion- Sjoerd ter Borg
Crafting plastics! studio
Cookies x GHL
Flatwig Studio + Kristina Sipulova
NERO Design Gallery
Philipp Weber x ANALOG
Studio Joris de Groot
Press preview - April 8 from 9.30am to 5.30pm @ Alcova Popoli Uniti Press preview - April 8 from 2.30pm to 5.30pm @ Alcova Sassetti