Julia Frank Dario Zeruto and Maria Tedde


“A pair of wings”
with Julia Frank

A specific bird category will serve as the basis for this workshop. Participants are invited to individually explore from this atlas, which is labelled with image, voice, characteristics and habitat, and to freely incorporate their own creative skills. We will explore the question of identity, individuality and belonging using creative methods. Subjective interpretations will be used to test and experiment the relationship between form and language. 

Julia Frank


The main theme of Frank’s interrogation is the nature of conflict, one in which the individual or the collective plays a crucial role in enlivening it. Through the use of various techniques and research-based components on topics such as conflict, identity, physicality, perception and social norms, abstract concepts take on an inviting form for the viewer. The possibility is raised to contribute and question the conversation at will. The works are spotlights that illuminate the present with a critical look at the future we are shaping. 

Frank’s works are represented in public and private collections in Italy, Switzerland, the UK, Germany, Spain and Austria. 


“Papeleando* Geometry in movement”
with Dario Zeruto

Starting from the physical properties of paper as a poor material, and through some basic geometric principles, the activity aims to create a set of balanced paper structures. 

The intention is to show how geometry makes it possible to transform a sheet of paper from a flat object to a three-dimensional one, thus becoming a creative tool. The assembly of individual modules that form complex structures is the way to stimulate work in small groups and the surprise of the creation.

* Spanish linguistic game meaning “playing with paper”.

Dario Zeruto

Born in Havana (Cuba), Dario Zeruto lives in Barcelona and Milan. He studied mechanics and teaches paper architecture at several universities in Italy and abroad. During a trip to Bolivia, he learnt about ancient Andean fabric techniques and has been working with bookbinding, creating books as objects and folding paper ever since. His book 42°30’22”N, 1°16’28”E is part of the Victoria & Albert Museum Library Collection, and his book Shapes, Colours, Numbers, an interactive book for pre-school children, was published in 2018.


with Maria Tedde

Observation, Impression, Transformation. We are what we eat, observe, listen to, breathe. We are nothing other than what surrounds us. Looking at the designs of Heinz Waibl and Siegfried Höllrigl, through a process that starts with observation, moves on to impression and then to transformation, the boys and girls will be able to experience a game of combinations of letters, shapes, colours and impressions, through the stencil technique, with the precious ‘Program’ font designed by Heinz Waibl. The aim of the workshop is to bring children closer to and incorporate them into the space in which they will find themselves, that of the Typoésien exhibition, thus making them curious and aware of everything that surrounds them, whether material or immaterial.

In collaboration with MeranoArte/KunsMeran, as part of the exhibition Typoésien. Heinz Waibl – Siegried Höllrigl

Maria Tedde
Born in Cagliari in 1986, she studied Communication at the University of Bologna and graduated from the IED in Product Design. Her work ranges between graphics, illustration and design. For the past years, she has been teaching design at the Ludum primary school in Cagliari, proposing as a teaching method the Design Approach, a path of lateral vision and in-depth study of applied arts and design. Since 2016 she has been part – together with other designer friends – of Studio Deposito, an innovative shared space, born in Cagliari as a private workshop, where analogue graphic arts meet digital ones and new technologies. She collaborates with artists and companies on special projects, design, graphics and branding. 


“Design Approach, creativity as a learning method”
with Maria Tedde

To learn how to design, it is very important to observe, to know, to experience everything around us: from what we eat, listen to, look at, breathe, to what we dream. The construction of an object, be it material or immaterial, is a dynamic and collective process, because its value is not only a technical quality embedded in forms and processes, but above all in the way they are integrated into contemporary lifestyles. Objects are the result of social relations and increase in value the more they are recognised and incorporated into the collective consciousness of a community. Children must be nurtured with the intention of spreading a light on an alternative way of realising innovation and development from known elements of the context.