Last summer, during his Fellowship at Civitella Ranieri / WOJR Architecture Prize, Alejandro researched the castle´s context and environment considering how nature and industry work in tandem to form the traditional Umbrian landscape. His own process of what he calls ‘fast assemblage/slow architecture’ often begins with meeting local laborers, builders and fabricators with the aim of making a cartography of talents and resources and resulting then in hybrid practices and processes of abstract thinking. “The Industry of Nature” comes together in the landscape through a matrix of art, design, engineering and local social relations. The project does not materialize as an art object but instead documents a dynamic exchange through narratives and shared resources. Using lines, dots, strips and surfaces, the topography of the site is transformed, leaving functional traces and seductive patterns parallel to
nature’s own invisible geometries.