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Design workshop
Presentation of the results


“Orto di Fabbrica”
San Niccolò Monastery, Prato (Italy)


Each design group will produce a presentation that addresses the realm
of play as an architectural catalyst for
the “Orto di Fabbrica” of San Niccolò monastery. A series of drawings, videos and mock ups will be used to merge updated pedagogical models and public programmatic scenarios – through spatial production. From the physical to the digital realm, students will be asked to document their design process, choosing – everyday since day 1 – different media to represent their analysis, intuitions and design steps for the www. This “behind the scenes” will be daily published on KooZA/rch, shaping an alive record of the workshop.


The workshop is open to current architecture and design students, PhD candidates and professionals, as well as makers or artists with an interest in 1:1 prototypes and drawings. An interdisciplinary approach will be encouraged during the workshop. All candidates are required to show proficiency in the English language. All participants are responsible for their own insurance including travel and health insurance. All participants also need to ensure that any equipment and valuable items such as laptops are covered by their own insurance as we do not take responsibility for items lost or stolen.


Students and professionals who want
to participate to Play!_San Niccolò workshop need to register by sending an email with an expression of interest to and to pay a fee of € 350. Payment details will be provided by email and once the payment is completed, applicants will receive a confirmation of their enrollment.

Fees do not include flights or accommodation, but accommodation options can be advised. Students need to bring their own laptops, digital equipment and model making tools.

For any additional information, feel free to contact us.