Interdisciplinary Research Program – TUDelft Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
Cosmogonia Mundi
Reflecting on the possible futures of the City of Venice and the Port of Marghera in the form of live dance

Concept & Development
Luisa Maria Calabrese, Lukas Timulak

Lukas Timulak

Hector Salgado

Valentina Scaglia, Lukas Timulak

Henry Vega

Peter Bilak

Costume design
Annemarije van Harten

Made possible thanks to the support of
Creative Industry fund NL & generosity of Joke Visser

Thanks to
Maria Chiara Tosi (curator of ‘Marghera City of Making’at Padiglione Venezia, Biennale Architettura Venezia 2018), Marina Otero Verzier (curator of the Dutch Pavilion, Biennale Architettura Venezia 2018), Hamed Koshravi, Taneha Kuzniecow Bacchin, Filippo Lafleur (The Port and the Fall of Icarus).




Cosmogonia Mundi reflects on the possible futures of the City of Venice and the Port of Marghera in the form of live dance, using Northscapes Collective’s installation The Port and the Fall of Icarus on the laguna’s shore as a backdrop, and a short film documentary.
This project, which is part of a larger MMT research program, explores how new narrations of the body through space could  engage with actual themes running the contemporary discourse  on architecture and society. Performing Arts and Architecture meld to create a moment where Dance is not merely performance and Architecture is not permanence.
Cosmogonia Mundi, initiated by architect & urban designer Luisa Calabrese and developed with MMT collaborators  (choreographer Lukas Timulak, designer Peter Bilak, dancer Valentina Scaglia and cinematographer Hector Salgado)  was presented at the XVIth Architecture Venice Biennale – Freespaces.  The short film documentary has been screened at Het Nieuwe Instituut in July 2018 and will participate to Cinedans Festival at the EYE Fimmuseum Amsterdam in March 2019.



After Territory Symposium / Inland-Seaward End-of-Cycle Exhibition – Transitional Territories Studio and Research
Section of Urban Design/Transitional Territories Lecture Series—After Territory—Session 3