CAMPI: THE OUTDOOR LIVING ROOMS OF VENICE
workshop 26 September - 14 October
When you walk through the narrow streets of Venice, you will regularly be surprised by beautiful open public spaces, called „campi” by the Venetians. A campo (‚field”) is not the same as a piazza (‚square”), but also here you will find playing children, gossiping ladies and drinking students; the campi are in fact the living rooms of the city.
Follow this workshop because:
you would like to experience and to give insight into an urban space by means of drawings and models
you would like to learn how you could research what urban elements are important for the spatial quality of a square
you would like to see the city of Venice and the Architecture Exhibition "La Biennale di Venezia" once in a different way
Cast of Campo Santa Stefano
workshop program CONCEPT
Introduction (2 September TBA, Deventer)
You are introduced to the group and the teachers. The assignment will be explained, the final program will be announced and there is the opportunity to ask questions.
Day 1 (26 September, Amsterdam-Venice)
You´’ll fly from Amsterdam to Venice Marco Polo. From the airport, which is located north of the city, you will be brought to the town by boat: a spectacular entrance! You´’ll check in to the hostel, which is beautifully situated on the Canale della Giudecca.
In the afternoon we will do a city tour by foot, to experience the complex urban fabric.
Day 2 (27 September, Venice)
In the morning you´’ll get a guided tour at the Architecture Exhibition "La Biennale di Venezia". In the afternoon there is time to visit the other parts of the exhibition on your own.
Day 3 (28 September, Venice)
You´’ll try to get a grip on the spatial structure of the campo by sketching and drawing. You will get feedback from teachers and fellow students.
Day 4 (29 September, Venice)
You will complete the sketches and drawings of the square. You will get feedback from teachers and fellow students.
The afternoon is free.
Day 5 (30 September, Venice- Amsterdam)
Day 6 (11 October, studio Broekland)
You will make a scale model of your campo. You will get feedback.
Day 7 (12 Oktober, studio Broekland)
You will make a scale model of your campo in concrete. You will get feedback.
Day 8 (14 October, TBA, Deventer)
Presentation of drawings and scale models made during the workshop in Deventer. Drink together.
Tristan Schendel and Jany Bosman sketching at Campo Santa Maria Formosa in Venice
Costs € 1.250.-
flight Amsterdam- Venezia Marco Polo (and return)
hotel in Venice (breakfast included)
public transport in Venice
entrance (Gardini) Architecture Exhibition "La Biennale di Venezia"
guided tour at Gardini
feedback on your work
materials for your model/ sculpture
two days studio use in NL
Casting the cement models