On Tuesday, March 14th 2017, Dolomiti Contemporanee has received a Mention from MiBACT, following its participation in the call for Eurupean Council Landscape Award with DC/Progettoborca.
In December 2016, Dolomiti Contemporanee took part in the Eurupean Council Landscape Prize. The Application was presented thanks to the Borca di Cadore Municipality, who has been supporting Progettoborca ever since its inception.
Taking part in the Award is an integral part of DC’s design, which always works towards the expansion of its action, of the reflection which, ever since 2011, is conducted in the scope of regeneration and upkeep of Lanscape and Heritage through the tools of contemporary art, of innovation culture, and of involved networks, always keeping at the core of its practice a re-innovative and regenerative vision for the territory, and for its praxis itself.
The 2016/2017 edition of the Award.
The Commission established by the Ministry, chaired by Fabio De Chirico, General Director for Contemporary Art and Architecture and Urban Outskirts, of MiBACT is comprised of individuals known for their efforts in cultural and landscape-related areas: Paolo Pejrone, Bartolomeo Pietromarchi, Marino Sinibaldi, Andrea Sisti, Carlo Tosco, Pietro Valentino.
On the basis of the actions deployed, and with regards to the objectives reached in the requalification of locations through the promotion of all historical and cultural materials and non-materials which characterise them, and considering the results obtained in terms of sustainable economic development and civil, as well as cultural, growth of local communities, the Commission has pinpointed 38 projects of particular interest.
The winning project was Agri Gentium: Iandscape regeneration.
17 other projects have received a Mention, and among them is Progettoborca, with a thematic Mention.
Following is the Mention by MiBACT, which was granted to Dolomiti Contemporanee during a Ceremony which took place in Rome, at the Ministry, on March 14th, 2017, at the presence of President Mattarella and of Minister Franceschini:
Dolomiti Contemporanee – Progettoborca
Mention: Landscape promotion through contemporary art and architecture
It is our great pleasure, as well as thank you for having taken part in the Call being discussed, to let you know that the Commission established for the purposes of evaluating the projects selected in light of the Italian applications to the 2016-2017 Europen Council Landscape Award, has unanimously manifested a keen interest for the “Landscape promotion through contemporary art and culture”, thought to be worthy of Mention for the Promotion of landscape through contemporary and and culture.
In particular, it was found exemplary for the strategy it implemented in the recovery efforts directed towards the former Eni Village of Borca di Cadore, an extraordinary example of architecture and company welfare built in the 1950s, open to the public and transformed into a cultural superhub: a centre for cultural, conceptual, creative and productive research and experimentation.