Antonio del Giudice

Antonio is an architect and researcher currently based in London

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Montanha Invertida / Inverted mountain

In March 2023 G.I.T launched its first film project: Montanha Invertida [Inverted Mountain]. We made it to support the struggle against the planned open-pit lithium mine in Covas de Barroso, Northern Portugal. Through 3D modelling and cartographic analysis, we reveal some of the destruction this mine would bring, to the region and further afield. Made in collaboration with people living and working in the region, we visualise some of the oversights and risks buried in the environmental impact assessments and mining plans.

Showing as part of Desejos Compulsivos at Galería Municipal de Porto, 25.03 - 28.05. 

2,3,1000-GIT [Grupo de Investigaçao Territorial] is
Godofredo Enes Pereira, Jacob Bolton, MingXin Li, Antonio del Giudice, Tiago Patatas

(images courtesy of Renato Cruz Santos/Galeria Municipal do Porto)





2023


Expo sick architecture - La Borde Clinic

This work is part of an ongoing research conducted by Godofredo Enes Pereira and Susano Caló on CERFI (1967-85), a research collective, that brought together students, militant groups, and professionals from the areas of psychiatry, architecture, and education.

The 2:28 video sequence is part of the body of work and archival material present at CIVA, Bruxelles as part of the exhibition Sick Architecture.

more info about the research here
2022


Não as Mina no Barroso

Não às MINAS no BARROSO is a movement in defense of the natural, social and cultural heritage of the municipality of Montalegre.
The community is currently fighting against the interests of mining, which insists on taking the natural, social and cultural values of the re- gion (and the country), opposing any type of interest that is not its preservation, defense and protection.

We supported the community of Barroso in drafting an envioromental assessment to be distributed in the form of a leaflet for the forthcoming protest and events organised for the coming months.

This is a leaflet showing the potential impact of lithium mining in Covas do Barroso, visualising the plans submitted by Savannah Resources. The research and visualisations were produced by a team consisting of Godofredo Pereira, Jacob Bolton, MingXin Li and myself in collaboration with local organisations and activists Unidos Em Defesa de Covas do Barroso, Minas Não, PNB - Povo e Natureza do Barroso Unidos pela Natureza Associacao Ambiental, Extinction Rebellion Portugal which planned the recent protests rally in Boticas.

The text was written by the local organisations. The design of the leaflet is by Dayana Lucas.

2,3,1000-GIT [Grupo de Investigacao Territorial]
Godofredo Enes Pereira, Jacob Bolton, MingXin Li, Antonio del Giudice, Tiago Patatas
2022


Territory and ways of knowing: a possible strategy

The design strategy, speculates on the architectures and territorial tactics that may emerge through processes of listening, tracing and drawing together, virtually and physically, with those living on the front lines of social and environmental conflict in Chile. 
The project envisions a pedagogical platform where continuous transfer of ancestral knowledge can take place through intergenerational alliances. 


Collaborators and supervisors include: Rolando Humire Coca, Claudia Montero, Georgia White, Godofredo Enes Pereira
2020-21


Territory and ways of knowing

For generations, northern Chile's indigenous communities have contended with land loss to mining and right-wing politics linked to the Pinochet constitution. My exploration, through media and Atacama Desert dialogues, unveils the trials of indigenous life. Government regulations trigger conflicts, compelling displacement in pursuit of better living standards. This project exposes the marginalization of indigenous knowledge and territorial sovereignty, sacrificed for industry interests and conservative agendas.
The concept of ‘performed territoriality’ as Gabrielė Grigorjevaitė' argued in her thesis ‘Territorial Disputes and the Neo-Extractivist Paradigm’ is key to understanding how territory, resources, infrastructures and knowledge are part of an ecology of life in the Atacama.

Collaborators and supervisors include: Rolando Humire Coca, Claudia Montero, Georgia White, Godofredo Enes Pereira
2020-21


An alternative strategy for tourism in the Atacama Desert

During our fieldwork in the Atacama region, we engaged in discussions about the impact of tourism in villages around the Atacam Salt Flat. Meeting locals and representatives from Tulor & Beter communities, we explored alternative tourism approaches. Concerns raised by community leader Daniel Chinchilla highlighted issues such as excessive resource consumption, traffic in protected areas, and heritage destruction. To address these, we devised a proposal centred on archaeological and land stewardship tours, along with establishing a workshop hostel.
We aimed to share ideas and concepts that could allow the community of Tulor & Beter to manage their ancestral territory, by regaining control and access over ancestrial and archaeological sites.

Locals see tourism as a significant economic contributor to the villages and communities near the Salar de Atacama. However, they recognize the need for a distinct approach to managing resources, space, and labour organization. This approach is crucial for preserving traditions and customs while also generating revenue opportunities without imposing on the local community.
2019-20


ICC/Floralia Hall

Design for the new master-plan for the conversion/restoration of the ICC/Flower Show Hall in Ghent 

with Architecten De Vylder Vinck Tailleu

full entry
2019


Edi Hila Retrospective

As a continuation of the exhibition in Tirana the Warsaw wall structures were reused and appropriated to create a ‘lightbox’ in the double height stairway. This newly emerged room provided a new atmosphere and a clear distinction of spaces, acting as a continuation of the first exhibition’s principles in Warsaw, as well as additional exhibition space.

With Johanna Meyer-Grohbrügge (June14)
2018