The Cultural Association LandWorks (LW) was founded in 2011 as a project within the master in Mediterranean Landscape Urbanism of the Department of Architecture in Alghero-UNISS, and mainly organizes international workshops on art, architecture and landscape named LandWorks (LW),in places of particular historical and environmental value but in a state of great decay, neglect and socio-economic suffering.
The aim is to enhance and regenerate the selected sites through culture, with the involvement of experts, teachers, professionals, international students of architecture, landscape, art and photography and the participation of the resident community, in a spectrum of multidisciplinarity.
By embracing the most diverse creative and performing disciplines (art, architecture, dance, music and theater) LW organizes workshops / experimental laboratories, conferences, seminars, residencies, art, study and research, internships, festivals and cultural marketing activities.
After the positive experience of the international workshop LandWorks Sardinia 2015 at Argentiera, the Association feels the need to take root in a stable form over time and place to put in synergy the set of knowledge and skills.
This is how the LandWorks Plus (LW+) project was conceived, a participatory project that aims to protect, enhance and revitalise a small former mining village in Northern Sardinia, Argentiera (Sassari), a UNESCO heritage site, now partly abandoned.
The main objective is to regenerate the site through the implementation of projects and initiatives "from below", aiming to become a virtuous and sustainable model of international excellence, exportable, replicable and scalable, a reference for the cultural and artistic debate in the large scale: from the extraction of minerals to the cultural and creative production.