We are honored to be selected to participate in this exhibition continuing the conversation about urban regeneration. As a direct result of our inclusion in the 13th Venice Biennale of Architecture (August-November). We submitted text and images of Oakland's own Old Oakland to be displayed in “light'n up” an exhibition/performance event to take place in the Church of Santi Demetrio e Bonifacio (usually used as hall of architecture faculty - Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II) and in Teodoro Monticelli square.
The exhibition "aims to explore projects and practices for recovering degraded or underused public space" which is in line with our mission to repurpose and reintegrate historic and under utilized assets with in our urban centers. The idea of White Nights, started in France (Nuit Blanche) spreading to Miami and then the West Coast with Santa Monica's Glow event. It is a one night only event that has become an international phenomenon, we hope to bring that energy to Oakland/Bay Area in 2013.
"It will include projects that reveal unexpressed potentialities of urban spaces, improving the stock of social capital and increasing the quality of urban life. The performance will take place outdoor and will consist in creating, together with visitors and citizens, an ephemeral artistic illumination of the square and of Palazzo Penne, a sixteenth-century extremely degraded edifice adjoining the church, chosen as a symbol of the numerous neglected public buildings and spaces of the city."
Thank you to Laura Falcone and Bruna Vendemmia for the invitation! We look forward to posting images and video after the event!