ELEUSIS 2023 ΕΛΕVΣIS
Denis Guzzo and his project New Mysteries have been selected to be exhibited at the 2023 European capital of culture. 1600 proposals from 47 countries were submitted.
The image of Elefsina as a city that has been hit hard by the industry remains dominant in public perception. 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture seeks to unveil the invisible side of Elefsina, marking a new era for the city and its transition to a new development model, focusing on its dynamic cultural assets.
The European Capital of Culture as an institution highlights European cultures' richness, diversity, and common aspects, seeking to reinforce ties and mutual understanding between European Citizens. It also aims at the revelation and development of a city's tangible and intangible Economy via the interventional contribution of Art, Culture and Research.
Design Paradigms for Our Planetary Emergency
One of the upcoming publications featuring Denis's photos from Blue City, Rotterdam. What will it take to restore balance to our world for future generations’ survival? In this book, two-spirited thinkers, Sarah Ichioka and Michael Pawlyn, propose a bold set of regenerative design principles, drawn from natural and cultural wisdom; a paradigmatic plan to build a thriving future, together.
By Sarah Ichioka and Michael Pawly. Published by Triarchy Press.
Collaboration with Jonas Emill - Shanghai
In a few months Denis upgraded their whole communication assets, including product photography, reportage and beautiful content for their posters; find out more on the dedicated page.
by Superuse on site
Now online the overview regarding one of the last projects by Superuse on site. GREEN HOUSE embodies the classic look of a wooden barn and the typical structure of Dutch greenhouses: reused materials combined with DIY community-based building for a low-impact and comfortable living environment.
ZERO CAFFÉ: SCRIPTWRITING
Documentary film project
After so much research and editing, finally, the script created as a follow-up to the book Zero Caffè is ready. Published by Edizioni Medicea Firenze, In this book, the authors Sandro Bonacchi and Andrej Godina explore future strategies and best practices to change the coffee industry into a more sustainable and fairer value chain.
REWIND LGBTQI+ MONUMENT
Work in progress
Ongoing production on assignment for CBK Visual Arts Center Rotterdam the short documentary dedicated to the process of place-making of new monument for sexual diversity. Designed by Superuse Studios and reprinted by Mr June, REWIND is created by reusing discarded windmill's blades, also called #blademade.
ZERO CAFFÉ MANIFESTO
October 1st is international coffee day. Next to the work of research based scriptwriting for the project, I have been collaborating with the authors and publishers for the launch of the platform zerocaffe.org. Next to designing the project management and art direction, created the communication strategy, created the communication strategy and design. Moreover, I have designed the mZero Caffè manifesto, which marks an important step forward to make the coffee industry more sustainable and fair.
JAPAN NATIONAL STADIUM
This week it is time for the official presentation of Tokyo's new Olympic stadium design by Kengo Kuma architects. Denis captured a panorama of 39000 pixels using the stitching technique and one of his favourite Zeiss lenses.
Image: a detail of the photo and the whole panorama right below with the highlighted area from the actual detail.
BLUE CITY ROTTERDAM
Corporate film productions
Travel restrictions due to pandemic? No problem! Denis can make effective corporate film to promote your company and your vision abroad. Commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affair, with Superuse, Better Future Factory and Fruit Leather, to promote the pioneers of the circular economy in Beijing.
Now online the extended project report
After a long restoration, we are proud to present the end result of Superuse co-founder Césare Peeren’s home. A beautiful example of how our cities could evolve, re-using pre-existing housing and local material flows. Starting from the ’90s, thanks to cooperation between the municipality and private owners, the street’s new inhabitants managed to save the whole housing complex. Césare’s house has resulted in an organic assembling of elements and materials from other Superuse ‘s projects realized during the following two decades, implementing flows of re-used materials into the renovation process.
Seminar and workshops
As the co-initiator of the seminar and workshop on RE-USE in Napoli IT, I am proud to present the program of the upcoming events starting from the end of June 2019 in Naples. RE-USE.EU in collaboration with Archintorno; Harvest Map Italy, Andrea Abita, PhD. Paola Altamura, Elisa Saturno, and many others.
PFAS LAND IN VENICE
Video report of the manifestation
When I do my best to support local activist organisations. In collaboration with author and activist Alberto Peruffo, I have documented the manifestation of PFAS LAND and joined associations for the Day Against Environmental Conflicts.
Visit the dedicated page on PFAS.LAND [ Italian ]
LA TERRA DI SOTTO
Book's crowdfunding campaign
Denis's footage is part of the crowdfunding campaign for the book La Terra di Sotto (The Soil Underground), long-term research developed by my friend and colleague Luca Quagliato. The book will report all documented sites from Turin to Venice, investigating the impacts of environmental conflicts: Photography by Luca Quagliato, edited by Steve Bisson, research by Luca Rinaldi, cartography by Massimo Cignotti, designed by Roberta Donatini, published by Penisola Edizioni.
Visit the website to order your copy.
MATERIA ET LOCIS
Solo exhibition at Galleria Celeste
With MATERIA ET LOCIS, Denis Guzzo resumed the work he initiated in the last decade in his home-town Vicenza. Through large format photographic prints, the author leads us to explore contemporary European landscapes, narrated with dedication over years of work and repeated journeys.
Download here the Press Release PDF IT+ENG
VILLA MAGGIORE PR RELEASE
in collaboration with Superuse on site
An Italian villa is used as a teaching ground to spread circular design tools, methods, and thinking. 14 international waste designers participated to the Forniture Jam Session, coordinated by Superuse co-founder Cèsare Peeren.
The project culminated in waste materials from industries around Milan being up-cycled to design furniture for the 450m2 interior fit-out. More than 130 materials with potential for use in design and architecture were in the following year in the region around Milan
Resilience after the Vaja storm
At the end of 2018, an extraordinary storm called Vaja devastated the northern area of the Italian regions of Veneto and Trentino with winds up to 200 km per hour.
The infinite roars created by the trees falling are called 'Schianti'. This teaser embodies the result of the first period of research and development, a collaboration between director Andrea Canova and Denis Guzzo.
ECOLOGIES OF INCEPTION
DESIGN POTENTIALS ON A WARMING PLANET
Responding to increasing levels of planetary pollution, waste generation, carbon dioxide emission and environmental collapse, Ecologies of Inception re-thinks potentiality—an object’s ability to change—in architecture and design. As an alternative, the book introduces a nodal and exceptive paradigm for design: a conceptual and methodological toolset for engaging the durational and anthropogenic materiality of the third millennium, and for radically prioritizing practices of maintenance, reuse, care, and co-option.
By Simone Ferracina, Routledge Publishers