Lungomare is a platform for design and cultural production. They carry out commissions and initiate artistic projects. In collaboration with artists, clients and other experts they develop strategies and concepts that focus on finding the appropriate form for the content to be conveyed. Their work encompasses communication, exhibition design, spatial concepts and curatorial projects. They create meeting places and experiential spaces in the urban context and invite artists to work with them to develop thematic and site specific projects. Lungomare operates in a variety of different spaces: public and private, virtual and print, urban and curated.
In each of these spaces, whether physical, virtual or conceptual, they create the potential for exchange and discussion, always putting socio-political issues front and centre. Their team combines knowledge from art and design in theory and practice. Lungomare‘s working processes involve dialogue with artists, scientists and experts from all walks of life; this allows them to explore new perspectives and collectively negotiate the spaces they design. Lungomare works with private clients, public bodies, theatres, museums, publishers and societies.
They understand design as the communication of content within a specific context. Their design process might culminate in an exhibition, a website or a book. On another occasion it might lead to an urban intervention, a conversation or a shared evening meal. What these formats all have in common is that each addresses an audience of various voices, so they all start new dialogues. Lungomare conducts research and undertakes studies on current affairs and issues in the city where they work. This means they are responsive to social requirements and the need to share ideas, experiences and differences. And Lungomare physically embodies this attitude: their premises on the outskirts of Bolzano-Bozen are a meeting place that is open to all.