SIENA10 | Minding the Wall

27 07 2010

S10 siena breeching the wall map

ROMA10  | SMdP Mind the Map!

26 07 2010

EXIT inside : the MIND the BODY | ENTER outside : the VOID the FULL

the former psychiatric hospital Santa Maria della Pietà, Rome

a short film by peter lang

ROMA10 | SMdP  22-24 JUL 10!

22 07 2010

click S10 SMdP SCHEDULE THU FRI SAT SUN for schedule + work details for thursday, friday + saturday!

please note that we start FRIDAY PROMPTLY at 9,oo with pin up review with Cesare Pietroiusti and his project presentation.


21 07 2010

Second week REVISED!

click Mind the Map! Crossing Mapping and Performing the SMdP and its surroundings for the [slightly] revised schedule for the second week.  note, too, that philip speranza will be joining us friday afternoon + evening.  he will be with us for the following two weeks in siena.

ROMA10 | Santa Maria della Pietà 19-25 JUL 10

18 07 2010

Second week

Mind the Map! Crossing Mapping and Performing the SMdP and its surroundings

Monday 19th exit inside


9.00-11.00 morning talk: Lorenzo Romito presenting the workshop structure and activities

11.00 -12.45 visit: Museo della Mente, ‘mind’s museum’, interactive museum with artworks from Studio Azzurro ( the museum will be presented by  the director doctor Pompeo Martelli

14.00 -17.00 workshop: interaction by Stefano Mirti, (architect, NABA, Milan)

18.30-20.30 community works

20.30 dinner

22.00 round table: students proposals and critics

Tuesday 20th exit inside


9.00-10.00 morning talk: TRAI (artistic group) presentation of the Mind Game, a role game to play with the inhabitants of the ex psychiatric hospital

10.00 Santa Maria della Pietà walk with the testimony of Adriano Pallotta, former nurse of the psychiatric hospital

15.00-18.30 work in groups

18.30-20.30 community works

20.30 dinner

22.00 round table: presentation ‘SMdP. The ideal city’ by Massimiliano Taggi, ex Lavanderia

Wednesday 21st enter outside


early morning (as soon as we can) 4 walks along the green systems (Pineto, Insugherata, Monte Mario, Casal del Marmo)

15.00-18.30 work in groups

18.30-20.30 community works

20.30 dinner

22.00 Stalker’s videos

Thursday 22nd enter outside


early morning (as soon as we can) 4 walks across the neighbourhoods (Primavalle, Ottavia, Sant’Onofrio, Torresina)

15.00-18.30 work in groups

18.30-20.30 community works

20.30 dinner + free evening or cinema (to be defined together)

Friday 23 rd

9.00-11.00 morning talk: Cesare Pietroiusti, artist and psychiatric, as artist worked with the patients of pavilion n°90 in the 80’s

11.00-18.30 work in groups

18.30-20.30 community works

20.30 dinner

Saturday 24th

SMdP. Final event

Mind the Map. A path through the all park of SMDP presenting memories, experiences and possibilities of the place explored during  the workshop

from 6 pm final party

Sunday 25th

morning roundtable: reciprocal evaluation and goodbye before leaving for Siena…

Google map:

Map of Santa Maria della Pieta and related workshop sites

community works

24 (6 groups by 4 students)

1.common spaces cleaning

2. breakfast

3. shopping and dinner

4. set up and unset dinner and dish washing

studio working group

24 students

4 groups by 6 students

workshop evaluations on

1. living space design and practices

2. mapping Santa Maria della Pietà and its surroundings

(memories, practices and imaginaries)

3. performing the ‘mind game’ on Saturday 24th

ROMA10 | Santa Maria della Pietà 16-18 JUL 10

18 07 2010

Common Design of a psychogeographic map at the ex Psychiatric Hospital of S. Maria della Pietà Schedule First week

Three exit strategies through times and spaces of Rome (N, S, W)  Crossing and Mapping the Roman Beyondcity

Tuesday 13th Intro

lecture by Prof. Giovanni Azzena, archaeologist “Mundus, Asylum, and Lustratio: Practices of foundation in the world and in Rome”

PrimaveraRomana and the Beyond City. Workshop introduction presentation Raumlabor project ‘Libertà vigilata’ in collaboration with Stalker/PrimaveraRomana about the new neighbourhoods under construction around Rome

barbeque dinner

7.00 p.m/Villa Massimo German Academy/via di Villa Massimo 1-2 (Metro B Piazza Bologna)

Wednesday 14th East exit

Global and local Rome. A linear walk along boundaries from Termini Station walking in between the antic Felice aqueduct and the modern railway through Esquilino, Pigneto, Mandrione, Tor Pignattara walking lecture by Pietro Vereni, anthropologist with dinner at Banglatown.

5.30 pm/Termini Station appointment at Laziali tramway (to come back bus 105 to Termini Station at any time)

Thursday 15th South exit

walk along the Tiber with Lorenzo Romito with cinema Vogliamo i colonnelli by Mario Monicelli (O.V. with subtitles) 1973.

5.30 pm/Isola Tiberina/dinner and cinema at the Città dell’Utopia via Valeriano 3F/Metro B San Paolo

Friday 16th Santa Maria della Pietà

10.00 am at Derby Hotel to Monte Mario Station: living space set up at Santa Maria della Pietà with dinner at SMdP

Saturday 17th free

Set up the Theatrehome living space at SMDP in the top room where the hostel of the ex lavanderia padiglione n.31 is located is also the theatre, the goal is designing removable structures that could allow to switch the use of the space.

Sunday 18th free

ROMA10 | Santa Maria della Pietà 13-16 JUL 10

14 07 2010

ragazzi! click SMdP workshop appointments + related maps for this week. please note our meeting point at 17,30h WEDNESDAY at the tramway Lazali at stazione termini.  it’s important to be on time because we will take the tram as a group to begin our walking/talking!