I’m_Migrant: Diploma Project


Interpreting the matter of constant transition for the different actors inhabiting Lampedusa (Italy) and gathering their common needs together with what the island is lacking.

The island of Lampedusa has for many years seen a constant flow of newcomers and tourists, staying only for a short period of time and then leaving. This has brought significant changes to the Lampedusian society that is slowly abandoning local traditions and methods in order to prioritize tourism. Through the creation of a meeting space, the project aims to exploit the big flow of people in a positive way to create different opportunities among the people inhabiting the island, gathering the needs of three main groups, locals, newcomers and tourists.

The project aims to add what the Island and its people are lacking and at the same time have a symbolic value as landmark and memory of what Lampedusa has been going through in the last years.

The intervention reacts to the reality of this small Mediterranean island, full of contradictions and potential, as a “bridge building” which wants to connect the main town street to the sea and be a clear response to the actual stillness of the government and local authorities in front of the current situation.