Michele Valori. Inhabiting the Home. MAXXI on the occasion of the 2012 Architecture Biennial

31 August – 18 November 2012
curated by Maristella Casciato and Susanna Nobili
Palazzo Zenobio, Venice

Original drawings, models and a video with contemporary interviews and accounts of Michele Valori: this exhibition focussing on the theme of habitation is divided into two stages: the first at Palazzo Zenobio in Venice from 31 August to 18 November 2012, the second at MAXXI from 23 January to 17 February 2013.

The exhibition presents a selection of projects and creations that document Michele Valori’s in-depth research into habitation in its multiple forms ranging from public residential construction to the buildings erected in Rome in the Sixties.

From the drawings and models of the UNRRA Casas low-cost residential complex in Catania to the studies for INA-Casa workers’ housing, from the projects for the buildings at the Eur in Rome and at Poggio Ameno to the Contrada Cappuccinelli quarter in Trapani, the contribution made by Valori, architect, planner and lecturer has earned him a place in architectural history and was already recognised by the critics during his career.

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The Michele Valori Archive, declared to be of notable historical interest by Lazio Archive Superintendancy, was accepted into the MAXXI Architettura Collections in 2006. It brings together documents and drawings relating to over 70 projects, from planning to housing, correspondence, teaching and research and photographic and audio-visual materials and architectural models.


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