It is the first time that Manifesta has invited an architecture firm as the creative mediator, with the goal to provide outside expertise and a new perspective to the host city and find new ways to unlock its potential in collaboration with citizens and local grassroots organizations. As articulated in the foreword to the Palermo Atlas by Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, the work takes its starting point from the awareness that there is no fixed way to approach or define Palermo.
Architect: OMA – Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli
Team: Giacomo Ardesio, Giulio Margheri, Marcello Carpino, Martina Motta, Paul Cournet
Contributors: Maria Elena Ciullo, Carlo Coppola, Esther Regueira, Francesca Verga, Yana Klichuk, Katheryna Rojas, Maria Romana Tetamo, Tatiana Tarragó, Roberto Albergoni
Year: 2016 – ongoing