RossArte is a regeneration project by means of contemporary art and architecture. The goal is to interpret through art and architecture a historical moment tensed between globalization and historical values. Rossa, and the Calanca valley, is an urban planning laboratory that considers art as the founding element of our future cities. The city understood as a total work of art. Rossa's intervention starts from the premise of the integration between art (in which to live), nature and historical context. Art is permanently inserted into the existing fabric, it is a public and civil work, it becomes a space of life; architecture and the design of the city.
A reading of the rapid transformations that influence the daily life of the citizens of the world, places us in an historical period tense between two distinct and intertwined conditions: local-global. Our work is part of this context and proposes future models of aggregation by researching the reasons for the design of the human territory with artistic intervention.
More than ever, today we are living in an era of disruption of life habits and humanity is confronted with a new reality dictated by an extraordinary technological and scientific drive that makes man's settlement context obsolete. Intervening on the infrastructure of the territory means laying the foundations for both physical and psychological support for the new generations facing the new world.
We choose the Calanca valley in the Swiss Alps because it presents an extraordinary uncontaminated natural landscape, a history of migrations of people, notable, considering the size the territory, that has led to continuous human relations between urban foreign realities and the rural reality. The valley is far in perceptive terms from the important urban agglomerations, but given the easy accessibility it is an integral part of today's widespread city. At the gates of an era marked by the pursuit of personal well-being, these places will become places to rediscover a different quality of life. In metropolitan areas this trend began about ten years ago. Artificial intelligence and the prefabrication of standardized habitats is the near future, disconnected from the context. Reading the particular context is not a sign of resistance but of testimony and support to influence the necessary choices in positive terms that must feed the homogenizing thrust of globalization also with regard to the individual's lifestyle.
The works of the artists are linked to this place. The artist's ability to read the historical moment and his sensitivity in interpreting the place combine to build this laboratory-city and our habitat. Each work is made for this place and contributes to the dialogue and man's search for his ideal space: where he can be at ease
The works are public because they build the territory and are accessible.