UCD hosts Alessandra Covini and Giovanni Bellotti of Studio Ossidiana, the Netherlands. In this lecture, titled ‘With Others’, Covini and Belotti will share the work of the practice who seek to “blur the boundary between architecture, design, art, landscape, and urban strategies”. Studio Ossidiana (founded 2015) is a practice based in Rotterdam that works at the crossroads of architecture, visual art, and design led by Giovanni Bellotti and Alessandra Covini. Balancing research and fabrication, the practice explores innovative approaches to design, and is always in search of new material expressions to translate visions into tangible spaces and objects. In 2018, SO was awarded the Dutch Prix de Rome, the most prestigious prize in the Netherlands for architects under the age of 35.
The practice’s work has been published in both printed and digital media, and exhibited in collective and solo exhibitions, for example at Venice Biennale 2021, Arkdes 2021, Istanbul Architecture Biennale 2021, Chicago Architecture Biennale 2021, Istanbul Art Biennale 2019, CIVA 2019, Het Nieuwe Institute 2019, Jan Van Eyck Academie 2017 and 2020, Dutch Design Week 2016 and 2021.