OPENING of the Lottozero TEXTILE LABORATORIES!
Opening

Our brand new textile laboratory will finally open with a very special open-door weekend on November 9th, 10th, 11th with talks, workshops, music and food.

Take this chance to come visit us in the industrial city of Prato.
Participate in one of our workshops:

Workshop: SHIBORI CON TINTURE NATURALI
Workshop di STAMPA A QUADRO SU TESSUTO
ELETTROKNITTING Workshop
OGGETTI STRA- ORDINARI

DATES

9th, 19th and 11th of November 2018

Friday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Facebook Event

 

PROGRAM

Friday November 9th

4.00 pm "ART AND INDUSTRY" talk with personalities of the sector (by invite only)

19.00 pm  Institutional moment and presentation of Creativewear exhibition

 

Saturday November 10th

10.30 am  to 1.00 pm Workshop Oggetti stra-ordinari

2.00 pm - 5.00 pm Workshop Shibori with natural colors

2.00 pm - 6.00 pm Workshop Elektroknitting 

7.00 pm Inauguration of the Lab, and of the Luca Vanello exhibition

9.00 pm Concert by Andrea Borghi

 

Sunday November 11th

10.00 am - 6.00 pm Professional screen printing on fabric

3.00 pm - 6.00 pm weaving workshop

 

WHERE

Lottozero / textile laboratories

Via Arno 10

59100 Prato

www.lottozero.org

 

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH:

Fondazione Museo del Tessuto who has worked with us from the beginning of our adventure entrusting us with incredibly cool projects that we have loved to do with them

Associazione NUB  who have been fundamental in assuring the quality of the sound art we have featured

With the Patronage of Comune di Prato  

WITH FUNDING FROM:

Fondazione Unipolis

  

AND THE KIND SPONSORSHIP OF

For the LAB

Siser 

Italsteel

Neon Prato

Ventex

Studio Auriga

Tessitura Ubertino

Artimino

Plank

ModulBlock

Epson Italia 

 

for the refurbishing of our headquarters in 2016:

EWO with their fantastic Led lighting solutions

Grohe with their innovative Blue Pure water filtering system

Artemide with their iconic lamps

 

Tessa Moroder
Lottozero in Turin with Luca Vanello: Generous Images Unable To Reach
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Will you be in Turin for Artissima this week? If yes, we would like to invite you to visit the site-specific installation by Luca Vanello that premiers during those days. It's the result of various periods of residence at our center for textile art and design, Lottozero in Prato, and of the technical collaboration between him and renown companies of the textile district.

The project, Generous Images Unable To Reach, curated by Alessandra Tempesti, investigates the relationship between human beings and non-human entities during the grieving process. It has led to a collection of various types of materials (amongst which, obviously textiles) that were then subjected to a process of reversion that brought them back to their original state.

The exhibition will be open from October 30th to November 4th in the Davide Paludetto Gallery in Turin as part of Nesxt Festival 2018.

Would love to see you there

Vernissage, Tuesday 30 October 18.00

Opening hours
Wednesday, October 31th 16.00 – 24.00
Thursday, November 1st 16.00 – 24.00
Friday, November 2nd 16.00 – 24.00
Saturday, November 3rd 16.00 – 24.00
Sunday, November 4th  12.00 – 20.00

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Via Artisti, 10
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The exhibition, curated by Alessandra Tempesti, is the result of various periods of residence by the artist at the Lottozero headquarters in Prato, between 2017 and 2018, and of the technical collaboration of renown companies of the textile district (Dell'Orco & Villani, Progetto Lana, Colle Group).
We thank all the companies involved and Antonio Mauro, Marco Lenzi, Francesca Carosso
A special thanks to Giovanni Mundula

More info:
www.lottozero.org/luca-vanello
www.lucavanello.com

Tessa Moroder
SAVE THE DATE, our brand new lab is about to OPEN!
Save the Date

We are extremely excited and proud to announce that our brand new textile laboratory will finally open its doors in November!

SAVE THE DATE for a very special open-door weekend on November 9th, 10th, 11th with talks, workshops, music and food.

Take this chance to come visit us in the industrial city of Prato.

This would not be possible without the 50.000 Euro prize money we received from Fondazione Unipolis, for winning Culturability in 2017.

It would also be impossible without our sponsors GroheEWOEpsonSiserItalsteelStudio AurigaVentexNeon PratoArtemide

A very special thanks to our Partners, Museo del Tessuto and NUB Project Space

And the local design and textile schools that support us IEDItis Tullio Buzzi,

More information coming soon!

Tessa Moroder
Lottozero in Paris for ABOUT A WORKER
IWEARBLUE

We will be in Paris during ALL of Premiére Vision and Paris Fashion Week and are happy and proud to announce that we have been invited by our friends over at ABOUT A WORKER to speak at their pop up shop called I WEAR BLUE. 
Come meet us next Wednesday, September 19th at 7 p.m. and let us tell you all about the industrial city of Prato, our work at our laboratory and the best residencies we have had so far.
We can't wait to meet you there!

Tessa Moroder
Superfici STRA-ORDINARIE, a workshop with waste
Workshop

If you are in Florence between September 15th and 16th 2018 do not miss SUPERFICI STRA-ORDINARIE, our heat press workshop that makes use of plastic waste and ordinary plastic objects to create the coolest surfaces you can imagine.  This Sunday, September 16th at 2 p.m. at Manifattura Tabacchi, sign up NOW!

And if you would like to know more about Lottozero and our efforts for sustainability, come see our very own Elena Ianeselli tell you all about it during the talk DARE TO BE GREEN  

Tessa Moroder
We are proud winners of NESXT 2018!

We are happy and proud to announce that we are one of the 10 winning projects that will present at Nesxt from the 29th of October to the 4th of November in Turin. So if you are in town for the art fairs, come check us out! 

Nesxt 2018
Tessa Moroder
Fashion Revolution Fair 2018
Fashion Revolution Fair 2018

It’s time to rediscover Italian production, the value of labor, made to measure, handmade and the quality in textile production and tailoring in general.

The Fashion Revolution Fair for quality fabrics and sartorial craftsmanship, is something between a showroom and an exhibition, in which the main actors are:

  • The fabric stockists of the city of Prato, who will exhibit and sell their high quality fabrics.
  • The tailors/dressmakers both local and international, who will work directly in the space and can exhibit and sell their unique pieces.
  • The public who will witness the work of tailors/dressmakers live, ask for their advice, buy fine fabrics or directly commission a bespoke piece

The goal of the project is to reconnect the public with production, with the value of work, with handmade unique piece and more in general with quality in textile production and tailoring. A second objective is to create new synergies between creative agents, commercial and the public by promoting exchange and growth, and, of course, to attract attention to the issue of "who made my clothes", the main theme of the initiative Fashion Revolution.

Saturday April 21st and Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Lottozero / textile laboratories, Via Arno 10, 59100 Prato 

Tessa Moroder
PHASE : TALK + NIGHT (2nd date/Algorithms)
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Come and join us at Lottozero on Friday March 23rd for the opening part of the TALK + NIGHT event by Prato-based collective PHASE, who focuses on key topics of the modern society. Friday’s night will look into the importance of algorithms — how they have been invading our world. The event starts with an aperitivo + dj set + talk featuring Federico Nejrotti (director of "Motherboard Italia", online magazine dedicated to the intersection between technology, science and human beings on the VICE platform), Manuel Recoil (Cypherpunk and crypto enthusiast, expert in cryptocurrencies and Blockchain), Claudia D'Alonzo (PhD in Audiovisual Studies, professor of Net Art at the Academy of Brera in Milan and of Media Phenomenology at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bergamo), Renick Bell (researcher, programmer and author of computer music, living in Tokyo ).

After the talk we'll all head to Spazio Materia (Via Genova 17) from 23.00 for DJ sets and concerts with world-famous artists including Renick Bell, on the only Italian date of his European tour.

Tessa Moroder
BioShades workshop And Talk - dyeing with bacteria
Bio Shades

Learn about the potential of dyeing with bacteria, dye with bacteria yourself and get to know other TCBL lab [labs.tcbl.eu] members and workshop participants across Europe during the workshop!

On Thursday March 15th, during a three hour distributed workshop you will learn about the potential of dyeing with bacteria, you will dye with bacteria yourself.
The workshop takes place at TextileLab Amsterdam – Waag and is streamed live at Lottozero where our instructors will lead you through the process step by step. 

The workshop is followed by a live streamed talk on Bacteria Dying which is open to everybody.

Program
14.30 Doors open
15.00 The workshop starts: get to know the other workshop participants across Europe!
15.15 Introduction of bacteria dyeing
15.30 Hands-on workshop
17.30 Instructions for next steps
18.00 End workshop

20:00 Talk

Tessa Moroder
OPEN CALL FOR DESIGNERS!

As part of the CreativeWear Project, which seeks to recover and highlight design heritage and “artisanal” knowledge of Mediterranean cultures by bringing renewed creative energy to clusters and industrial districts…

Lottozero is looking for 4 textile designer to complete a 2 week residency each in the heart of the textile district of Prato. The designers will be living in the Lottozero residency apartment and working in collaboration/mentorship with Lottozero and with some of the key figures of the leading textile companies of the district.
The selected designers will have the opportunity to access and work with the historical textile archives of some of the most prestigious active businesses of Prato and of the Museo del Tessuto. Scope of the project is to give them a new interpretation and to use them as a base for new textile products.

What does this residency provide?
• A two week stay between the 22th of January and the 25th of March (please indicate your preference in the application) 
• Access to Lottozero's shared, co-working space and laboratory in Prato and to the textile archives of the participating companies of Prato and of the Textile Museum
• Ongoing logistical support and mentorship from the Lottozero staff and technical support from the companies, for the successful realization and/or development of the project
• Participation in company and museum visits

TO APPLY:
Please submit a C.V. with motivation letter outlining your goals for the residency and any past or current projects relating to textiles; your portfolio or website/instagram to info@lottozero.org

Applications are due December 22, 2017.
Applicants will be notified by January 15, 2017
The two week residency must take place between the 22th of January and the 25th of March.

Archivio
Tessa Moroder
OCCUPY LOTTOZERO
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Let's begin the LOTTOZERO OCCUPATION...

From October 1st to November 11th, Lottozero will be OCCUPIED by French artists Robin Darius Dolatyari e Chloé Rozycka Sapelkine. 
They will completely take over the Lottozero headquarter, in Via Arno 10 in Prato, which will become their living and productive space, and will be open to the public 24 hours a day.
The occupation will start with a concert by sound artist and musician Giovanni Lami, and will be followed by a neighborhood pasta party.

Tessa Moroder
Opening Micro Lottozero Store
Micro Lottozero Store

GREAT NEWS!

Starting September 30th Lottozero will open its first shop ever! We participated in the tender created by the City of Prato to assign over 30 empty shops in the center of town for a period spanning from the end of September to the middle of January and we WON! 

That means that in the next 4 months you will have a chance to shop all the amazing artists, designers and textiles we have selected for you (TALK ABOUT SUPER DUPER CHRISTMAS PRESENTS) 

We will be organising events and special presentations with our very favourite ones, so follow our facebook page to be updated, and if you are an artist or designer, feel free to submit your work per email at info@lottozero.org!

Tessa Moroder
WE WON CULTURABILITY!!

After months of waiting, we are happy, excited and proud to announce that we WON the culturability tender! We worked SO HARD on this project and could never have done it without the support of so many of you as you stood by us and helped us on this journey. Knowing that we were picked among only 5 projects out of 429 very valid projects that were submitted gives us an increased motivation and passion for the future. (read our interview in Italian here)
An extra special thanks goes to the ones putting in the legwork, critiquing our proposal, taking photos and videos, designing and overall supporting us. Thanks to the culturability team, especially Roberta Franceschinelli, Elisa Paluan, and our tutor Matteo Boccia, we have had the best time in Naples and Bologna with you. Thanks to Fondazione Unipolis, Make a Cube³ Avanzi - Sostenibilità per Azioni and Fondazione Fitzcarraldo for making this all possible. We've grown and learned so much. Last but not least, thanks to our partners Museo del TessutoCittà di PratoFabLab Toscana.
We can't wait to start with the next step of our project, the completion of the textile laboratory. We'll keep you updated!!

Tessa Moroder
STANDARD INCOMPARABLE, with YOUR handwoven pieces opening in Meran!

Remember when we helped our friends at Kunstmeranoarte to find weavers from all over Italy, who wanted to seize the opportunity to participate in an outstanding collective art project by American artist Helen Mirra?

Well over 20 of you responded sending so many different and incredible handwoven pieces to Merano that will be added to Helen Mirra's travelling library of handwoven pieces from all over the world, the resulting exhibition, Standard Incomparable is opening on July 21th in Meran, and is absolutely not to be missed!

Tessa Moroder
NOW OPEN: LOTTOZERO COWORKING AND SHARED STUDIOS

Great news! Our coworking space is now open. We are looking forward to welcoming you to work at our beautiful headquarters. Lottozero has also become a registered, qualified coworking space of the region. The GiovaniSì project is assigning vouchers for freelancers under 40 to pay for shared studios and coworking spaces in Tuscany! This means you could come work at our beautiful headquarters in Prato for free!
Don't wait, apply now, the time of the tender is limited to July.
Otherwise check out all the details here!
Any questions?

Arianna Moroder
Textile Camp Summer Camp: an immersion in the Heritage of Prato Industrial City
Textile Summer camp

Prato and its industrial heritage are of international interest for textile art and design and we are really looking forward to presenting this inspiring city to people from all over the world.

This workshop is aimed at students and young designers of different disciplines, and serves as an introduction to the great design heritage of the city’s Textile Museum and some of the many textile companies that are still active in town. It will be a 5 day intensive immersion in the pratese textile district.

Duration: 5 days

Dates: 03.07. — 07.07.2017

Group: we will be holding the camp with a minimum of 10 people up to a maximum of 15 people.

Reserve your space NOW! Registration will be open until June 15th, write to us at info@lottozero.org.

 

Tessa Moroder
Textile Summer Camp is coming to Prato!
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GREAT NEWS!! We are so excited to announce our Textile Summer Camp, a TCBL Museo del Tessuto design Lab project. 5 days of full immersion in the heritage of the Industrial City of Prato. Workshops, seminars, company visits, you name it! Come join us in Prato from the 3rd to the 7th of July.

More info coming on Monday!

Arianna Moroder