In this first year, vessel will activate Motore di ricerca, a project which will see the creation of a research and documentation centre (physical and digital), a residence for international curators, an independent office to support independent design, a project room and a web radio.

The centre will collect the portfolios of Apulian artists under 35 years old, through a series of open calls that will be launched via Web every two months. In addition to cataloguing artists portfolios, the documentation centre will compile a survey of academic research in environmental, historical, linguistic, urban planning, sociological sciences, etc..carried out in universities and leading research institutes in the region with which vessel has woven a dense network of collaborations.