Maurizio Sacripanti (1916-1996) graduated in Rome in 1942 and after only a few years, he won first prize in the competition for the refurbishment of Piazza Garibaldi in Perugia. Sacripanti’s pioneering inventiveness was the most outstanding feature of his architectural design career. Following the construction of a few residential complexes built in a clearly rationalistic [...]
Between 2005 and 2009 she was the Contemporary Art Advisor to the Province of Milan. She curated CECAC (European Course for Contemporary Art Curators) – Fondazione Ratti, Como, Italy and Province of Milan. Between 2000 and 2004 she headed the Archivio degli Artisti C/O Careof-Viafarini, Milan. She curated exhibitions such as Alfredo Jaar, It is [...]
Architect, artist and designer, Carlo Scarpa (Venice, 1906 – Sendai, Japan, 1978) is considered to be one of the most interesting figures of 20th century architecture. Educated in Venice, where he earned his diploma in Architectural Design from the Reale Accademia di Belle Arti in 1926, he began his teaching career at the IUAV, an [...]
Bernardo Secchi is a professor in Territorial Economics since 1965, initially with the Faculty of Economics in Ancona and later with the IUAV in Venice. Since 1986 he also teaches at the Ecole d’Architecture de Genève.
He has designed public housing neighbourhoods, including the Piano per l’Edilizia Economica e Popolare di Vicenza, the recovery of the [...]
Kiki Smith (Norimberga, 1954) primarily a sculptress, gained international acclaim with her Body Sculptures in the late 80’s. Her work is included in public collections, such as MoMA (NYC), Metropolitan Museum (NYC), Centre Pompidou (Paris) and Tate Gallery (London). In 2005 a large retrospective, named A Gathering, was dedicated to the artist.
Paolo Soleri is well known especially for being the founder of the Cosanti Foundation (1956) situated in Scottsdale (Arizona), a place where both research and teaching takes place. The main aim of the foundation is the creation of Arcosanti, a self-sufficient city, for seven thousand inhabitants, the construction of which started in 1970. The Arcosanti [...]
stARTT, studio di architettura e trasformazioni territoriali – office for architecture and territory transformations, was born in February 2008 from an idea by Simone Capra (Rome 1978) and Claudio Castaldo (Latina 1978), in order to design and manage, in every step, the transformation processes they affect architecture and space for human activities, starting from specific [...]
Studio Azzurro is an environment of artistic research which uses new technology as its expressive tool. Founded in 1982 by Fabio Cirifino, Paolo Rosa and Leonardo Sangiorgi, with Stefano Roveda joining in 1995, it has explored the poetic and expressive power of these means for over twenty years. Its innovative use and creation of video [...]
studioUAP (Silvia Cioli, Luca D’Eusebio, Andrea Mangoni) has designed public spaces and buildings for children making use of participatory planning processes like in the roman projects that are about to be realized for Quarticciolo’s Kindergarten and Squares, Corviale’s Youth Center, Via delle Palme’s Community Garden (construction ongoing) and the Street Park for the San Benedetto [...]
A group of avant-garde architects (1966-1986), composed of Adolfo Natalini, Cristiano Toraldo di Francia, Roberto Magris, Gian Piero Frassinelli and Alessandro Magris, (with Alessandro Poli from 1970 to 1972). The group was one of the initiators of so-called “Radical Architecture” and successively involved in an attempt to develop an anthropological re-foundation of architecture.
Superstudio’s critical work [...]