Manifesta 12 in Palermo appointed OMA as Creative Mediator

Sunday, December 25, 2016
Manifesta 12 in Palermo appointed OMA as Creative Mediator

Leoluca Orlando, Mayor of the City of Palermo, Hedwig Fijen, Director of Manifesta, and Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, partner at OMA, are delighted to announce the Creative Mediator team for the 12th edition of Manifesta, held in Palermo, Italy, 2018.

Manifesta 12 in Palermo appointed OMA as Creative Mediator

Leoluca Orlando, Mayor of the City of Palermo, Hedwig Fijen, Director of Manifesta, and Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, partner at OMA, are delighted to announce the Creative Mediator team for the 12th edition of Manifesta, held in Palermo, Italy, 2018.

The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) has been invited by Hedwig Fijen, to mediate the complex architectural and urban structure of the city of Palermo. OMA will put together an interdisciplinary team to investigate the role of city governance and address how contemporary cities are affected by tourism, gentrification, migration and climate change.

Leoluca Orlando, Mayor of Palermo: After being listed as a Unesco World Heritage site with its “Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalù and Monreale”, Palermo has confirmed its nomadic and migrant vocation. As a nomadic and migrant focused city, we consider "Manifesta" as one of the main international events for contemporary culture and the arts. We expect this occasion to be another milestone in the development path of Palermo; a social and economic enhancement based on culture and the arts, addressing the issue of human mobility. The complex organisation of Manifesta, that today has taken another step forward to confirm its high profile with the presentation of the Creative Mediator, is working to ensure the Biennial is a relevant and true cultural event, which will bring many visitors and contemporary art lovers to Palermo.

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