Exhibition, MAXXI, Rome, Italy.
The Young Architects Program is now in its sixth Italian edition, and this year’s winner is Parasite 2.0. Mobile backdrops reproduce an imaginary setting, with elements in wood, rubber and metal, animal shapes, and fragments of nature. Contemporary architecture is also the construction of a ‘scene’ for urban representation, and the installation by Parasite 2.0 not only forms the backdrop to the museum’s summer events, but is also a reflection on the disappearance of the boundary between space and its representation. The nature of the museum’s open space is transformed through a series of thematic, mobile, and accessible installations/sets.