As part of the Biennale dello Stretto, a call invites designers under 35 to identify a word that is a key to project development. At the center a reflection on the Mediterranean and its three water lines

In the context of La Biennale dello Stretto to be held from 30 September to 4 October 2022 between Reggio Calabria and Messina, the curators Alfonso Femia and Francesca Moraci invite young designers under 35 to imagine instant projects concerning the Mediterranean and the three lines of water that characterize it.

Participants have the task of identifying a word that is a key to project development by associating drawings, photographs, conceptual models.


Golena: flat land between the lean bed of the watercourse and its embankment. It keeps the flow of water slow and gives the possibility to a flood to expand in width; Meander: bend of a river; winding tangle. From the name of the Turkish river Meander; Cuora : marshy meadow that floats on water.

How and when to send the materials

The materials must arrive by 29 August. For info and technical specifications for participation, write to:

The selected finalists will participate in the talk with international architects and planners to be held during the five days of the Biennale.

Invisible Mediterraneans

The Biennale project stems from Invisible Mediterranean research, an exploration that began in 2018. which arises from a series of considerations.

Mediterranean is a word used to define different situations, realities, thoughts and imaginaries: it is sea, holidays, sun, history, geography, story, migrants, islands, Iliad, Odyssey, politics, theater ...

However, there is a common feature throughout the Mediterranean: the geomorphological tern of water. The sea and its coastline, the watershed between rivers and streams at their origin that develops along the ridge lines and resurgence waters, river beds, streams and the corresponding plain lines.

The three lines of water

Mediterranean water intersects architecture and landscape design, storytelling and art, conditions and governs all social and economic models. The three lines of water can be assumed as the lowest common denominator of a contemporary reflection , updated to climate issues.

The Biennale dello Stretto is promoted by 500x100 permanent research laboratory and by the Order of Architects of Reggio Calabria. He obtained the patronage from the National Council of Architects, Planners, Landscape Architects and Conservators, from the Orders of Architects of Reggio Calabria and Messina, from in / arch of the Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria, from the University of Messina, from the University of Basilicata, from the Messina Chamber of Commerce.