26 Oct 2017

PUBLICATION: ARCHIFUTURES VOL. 4 TRESHOLDS

Leave some space in the bookshelf for Archifutures Vol. 4: "Thresholds" where my project SPACE IN TIME got published by DPR-barcelona. It’s a field guide to navigating the future of architecture. How can you navigate towards something when there are no fixed points, when you cannot determine your position? How do you know where to go, or even know when you have got there? This fourth volume in the Archifutures series investigates how architecture, traditionally considered to be a future oriented activity, can best respond as we find ourselves on the threshold of a “post-futurist” condition where the future is not necessarily ahead of us, but everywhere and – perhaps most especially –“now”.

Sophie Lovell, Fiona Shipwright (Ed.): Archifutures. Volume 4: Thresholds. A field guide to navigating the future of architecture, Barcelona 2017, pp. 178 – 181. Image © DPR-barcelona




3 Sep 2017

EXHIBITION: IMMINENT COMMONS

My project ASSEMBLING REALITY(IES) has arrived in Seoul at the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism. Under the topic "Commoning Cities" the Biennale presents questions and answers concerning the current state and near future of cities of the world through the lens of public initiatives, projects and urban narratives. My project is part of the contribution of the city of Rome as one of 50 participating cities. Thanks to everyone who made this possible!

Exhibition: Imminent Commons: Cities Exhibition — Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, Seoul, 2 Sep – 14 Nov 2017. Image © Luca Galofaro




24 Jul 2017

EXHIBITION: THE THEATERS OF CULTURE. EPHEMERAL PROJECTS FOR THE ETERNAL CITY

Here are some impressions of my project ASSEMBLING REALITY(IES) that arose during the workshop "The Theaters of Culture. Ephemeral Projects for the Eternal City" for Future Architecture Platform at MAXXI - Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo. The exhibition investigates the potential of a revival of ephemeral architecture today, based on the legacy of Estate Romana. Along with FAKT, No studio, microcities/socks-studio and Lucia Tahan I got invited to design a ephemeral installation next to Luigi Moretti's ex GIL in Trastevere. The project has been realised in partnership with the Municipality of Rome, with the support of Future Architecture Platform and affiliation with the Seoul Biennale. In September the exhibition of the projects together with historical documentation regarding the Estate Romana and the Parco Centrale from the 1970s will be presented at the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism.

Exhibition: The Theaters of Culture: Ephemeral Projects for the Eternal City — MAXXI Museum of 21st Century Arts, Rome, 14 Jul – 30 Jul 2017. Images © Giovanni Stella, Courtesy Fondazione MAXXI




14 Jul 2017

EVENT: I TEATRI DELLA CULTURA

Rome, it was a pleasure! First impressions of my talk in the midst of a wonderful scenery: The partial reconstruction of the original Teatrino Scientifico by Franco Purini, one of the most iconic locations of Estate Romana in 1979, and of course Zaha Hadid's MAXXI - Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo. Just as great to see Johnston Marklee, artistic director of the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial, in the audience! During the symposium I discussed the "ephemeral" along with FAKT, No studio, microcities/socks-studio and Lucia Tahan accompanied by four Italian studios Fosbury Architecture, La Macchina, Warehouse of Architecture and Research and Supervoid. Here are some impressions!

Images © Giovanni Stella, Courtesy Fondazione MAXXI