Matera 2019

The Open Design School is launching the second phase of the workshop for the design and the construction of the equipments for the events of Matera 2019, European Capital of Culture.

(deadline 03 September 2018)

According to the “Call for the creation of an open list of experts of Foundation Matera-Basilicata 2019”, the Open Design School will select a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 10 professionals to be part of this project workgroup.

The Open Design School is one of the pillar projects of Matera, European Capital of Culture 2019. The Open Design School is not a school. It will serve as a systematic tool for community-based skills growth, where learning takes place through a continuous creative exchange process between art, science, and technology. It is a horizontal platform, an interdisciplinary experiment space, with no
rigid hierarchies, where everyone learns from each other, in a climate of mutual enrichment. The ODS will design and produce the necessary infrastructure for the implementation of the 2019 Matera and Basilicata cultural program (stages, signage, lighting, urban furniture, temporary structures).

Design, prototyping and construction of equipments and set-up for Matera 2019.

START: approximately 12 September 2018
DURATION: 6 months, extendable

The workgroup will be composed of a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 10 professionals to be selected from the following areas of specialization (check “Call for the creation of an open list of experts of Foundation Matera-Basilicata 2019”, Annex 1 “Specialization areas and income ranges”):
- architects ⦋cat.E09⦌
- structural engineers ⦋cat.E09⦌
- designer (lighting, products, light production) ⦋cat.E10⦌
- set designer ⦋cat.E10⦌
- craftsmen / carpenter (wood, iron) ⦋cat.E12⦌

The participants will be approximately 1/3 from Matera and Basilicata, 1/3 from the rest of Italy and 1/3 from abroad.


Full-time commitment

Obligation to reside in Matera for the duration of the assignment

Ability to work in multidisciplinary teams

Good attitude towards sharing

Knowledge and appreciation of Open Movement value

Passion for Matera!


The opportunity to contribute to the construction of the Open Design School. Work in a multidisciplinary environment and a place of experimentation and prototyping.
Participate in the decisive stages of the path towards 2019
A gross fee of € 9.000 + IVA and/or social and fiscal contribution under the responsibility of Foundation Matera-Basilicata 2019, to be paid on a monthly basis.
A shared apartment


For all information regarding how to apply, minimum access requirements and selection procedures, refer to the “Call for the creation of an open list of experts of Foundation Matera-Basilicata 2019” available on the portal:

For more informations about the project, interested parties can send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.