Labora et labora
Project type: Graphic Design
|The research shows students’ opinions, spending so much time inside the institute they feel strongly constrained by the rhythms imposed by lessons.||La ricerca mette in evidenza le opinioni degli studenti che, passando così tanto tempo all’interno dell’istituto, si sentono fortemente vincolati dai ritmi imposti dalla didattica.|
Date: Jul 2012
The topic of this project is the lifestyle of ISIA students. The research shows the opinions of students, strongly constrained because of rhythms imposed by education and spending so much time inside the institute. The project is divided into two phases: the first is a preliminary research based on questionnaires completed by students (about 100 interviews, including a socio-historical context research), the second is the creation of an event and its corporate image.
“Many complain that – spending 8-9 hours a day in ISIA – we took on the rhythms of the monastic life, we are a self-sufficient entity… and we also have a vegetable garden, we are involved in a sort of hermitage where the large part of the day is lived within the monastery. We are ‘graphic design hermits’ (indeed, in the past the ISIA building was a monastery church).”
So, for one day ISIA changes: changes roles, changes the daily schedule, and it’s created an event (ironic and utopic) in which students propose activities and discussions in order to improve their standards of living in Urbino. For one day we resume the daily routine of a monastery, which means that we live inside the monastery from having the morning breakfast to sleeping there during the night.
We eat, study and sleep together, with the same space configuration used at the time of the monastery church. A double monastery: men and women in the same structure but with strictly separated sections. The intent is to try to understand the students’ opinions regarding schedules, load studies, recreation and aggregation.