GianLuca Stasi

Architect, Activist, Artist, PhD Student at Architecture Faculty of the Universidad de Sevilla.
Seville, Spain
My geometric and practical research and experimentations explore the challenge to selfbuild, with locally harvested materials, socially useful structures trough simples, inclusive and appropriable dynamics. This isn't incompatible with the apparent complexity of the proposed designs and with captivating aesthetics.

Those iconic geometries endow the process with the power to rise the self-esteem and contribute to community's identity through its direct involvement in their creation.

Their presence in public spaces allows common people to contemplate and appreciate the movements and the transformations of the patterns, and allows me to anonymously sit and enjoy the spontaneous debate over mathematics and geometries they generate.
Geometric for the people
42 x 42 cm
As part of Seville's Christmas lighting program, a structure is built inside an high school patio where an neighbors urban garden is cultivated by the local Association "Verdes del Sur".
With the appropriate design and training protocols, geometry achieved build together with the gardeners, teachers and students an equipment that will last well after holidays are gone.

Thanks to the lightness of the composing elements everybody form housewives to children, from grandfathers to the school staff could participate to this collective construction of a new narrative and a new collective imagination for the neighborhood.

Photographers Alexandra Kononchenko and Diversofoto catch the darker and brighter sides of the inauguration event.