Asfalto mon amour at Manifatture Knos

Commissioned by
  •  Manifatture Knos
  • students and participants to "incontri del terzo luogo"

This case unwind in Italy, in the city of Lecce, the down south territories of Salento. A sounding landscape of particular beauty, marked by a diffused urbanity which links together a rhizome of small cities dispersed in a vast rurbanity dominated by olive trees and wine yards.

Manifatture Knos. is an independent cultural center, created from the reuse of an old technical school for metalworkers, dismissed and abandoned in 1994.

In 2012, Manifatture Knos, started a periodical workshop named "Incontri del Terzo Luogo". The workshop was largely participated on a voluntary base by international and local actors, with Gilles Clement and his “Manifesto of the third landscape” as source of inspiration. All the participants to the workshop were involved in a stream of mutual exchange and freedom of action, to challenge the disciplinary routines of urban management. A relevant theme picked up from the manifesto was to engage with the concept of indecision, as a resource for a new approach to urban transformation and public space regeneration. In this context Coloco was then involved as guide/facilitator of the participated process to guide the participated performative transformation of an asphalt yard in a spontaneous garden called “Asfalto Mon Amour”.

Non recherche-action plateforme socialdesign
Cadre budgétaire
  • between 10 000 and 20 000 €
Project duration
  • 2013 - 2015
  •  Lecce, Italie
  • Associazione Labuat