BaBeL2 ~ critical housing/ first independent biennale

Through the analysis of practices and of different modes of living we try to recognize and to discover a ‘critical’ everyday that opens heterogeneous of multiform scenario: from resources to biocompatibility directly applied to homes and the territory and from self-organization to physical structures and the sharing of experimentations and research. By activating the spaces inside the Centro Sociale Forte Prenestino, Babel2 wants to create an opportunity, open and public, where different paths and research about dwelling meet, cross and learn from each other. As a rhizomic and multiform organism, Babel2 wants to create other organisms according to multiple, complex and unpredictable pathways.

Using the closed and open spaces inside the perimeter of the Centro Sociale Forte Prenestino in Rome, we will activate special laboratories where participants will propose, reflect, discuss, imagine and build what comes out of the discussion or what it has been already imagined in other moments and places. By the direct interaction of different knowledge and experience, Babel2 provides a space where the universe “dwelling” is open and other uses ideas, and aspirations in close connection with the everyday are explored, understood, and legitimated.

The different sections of the Biennale will make the mechanism of production visible and interactive: at Babel2 you are the active protagonist of a self-evident process that manifests and realizes itself in the course of the festival. Such a process is the object and subject of attention, an open path able to activate new trajectories of action.