Lemonot is a design and research platform co-founded by Sabrina Morreale and Lorenzo Perri, who graduated together from the Architectural Association in London in 2016. Their work investigates architectural production and its implications on other disciplines. They use Architecture as a methodology to reach different outcomes: from toys to pastry tools, from tattoos to story-telling. Programme Heads of the AA Visiting School El Alto, their academic activity focuses on contemporary folklore and cultural assemblages. They also taught at the AA Summer School since 2016, exploring gifs, filming and kitbashing techniques. They are now Adjunct Professors at INDA International Program in Design and Architecture in Bangkok, Thailand.
Our platform Lemonot wants to nurture an enthusiastic post-baroque approach to the world that surrounds us, looking for updated synthetis between abstract and figurative instances. As architects we are compulsive collectors and hungry observers of human mirabilia - and we use Architecture as a methodology to reach different outcomes: from playful objects to pastry tools, from video art to documentaries. Our latest projects in Asia but as well in South America question the idea of identity, folklore and rituals translated into architecture - that becomes thus a collision among a multitude of symbolic fragments, far beyond its disciplinary boundaries. These projects have a very strong relationship with our everyday rituals - where objects of common use are transformed into holy moments - we gather actual footage of the rituals and objects in order to create ready-made fragments which we appropriate. Then, following a constructed narrative, we de-contextualized in terms of meaning, proportions and materiality to create radically new artifact - from videos to drawings to various models.