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14th International Architecture Exhibition

14th International Architecture Exhibition

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Weekend Specials. Memorials on the Sidewalks

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how architecture and urbanism have been affected by the massacres and bombings in Italy
10 | 18 | 2014

Arsenale Corderie (Stage D), 18 and 19 October 2014

Curated by  Roberto Zancan and Elena Pirazzoli
 
The next meeting with the Weekend Specials of Monditalia, titled Memorials on the Sidewalks, will take place on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th October, at the Arsenale Corderie, Stage D.
 
The Weekend Special, Memorials on the Sidewalks will transform Urbs oblivionalis. Urban Spaces and Terrorism in Italy - the research project exhibited at Monditalia by Roberto Zancan and Elena Prazzoli - in multiple study workshops and two live performances.
 
On the mornings of Saturday and Sunday 18th and 19th of October, Zancan and Pirazzoli will describe how architecture and urbanism have been affected by the massacres and the bombings which occurred in Italy from the Forties to the Nineties; art, architecture, urban and legal experts will discuss the spatial consequences of attacks and strategies of terror. On the base of these reflections participants and panellists will produce drawings and projects of sites, spaces and memorials of everyday political violence in collective workshops.
 
In the afternoon of Saturday, October 18th, the theme of architecture that responds to the attacks and their technique violence, urban planning and sociology, will be developed through a metalanguage composition created in collaboration with Lorenzo Brusci (MUSST). An analogic music composer will interpret the gestures of designers and draughtsmen involved in the workshops. A synthetic, structural and aseptic soundscape will be composed: it will highlight the actions of punctuation, the intensity of the gesture, the varied employment of the dedicated workstation of design. Brusci will transform in the form of sound drawing, associating graphic symbols to a sound language, at once material and evocative. Composers, led by designers, will prepare a space for collective ritual, which will reconstruct and represent cultural wounds, still not fully understood, to reason and to express the vast "mediation offense" staged by the terrorist violence.
 
In the afternoon of Sunday, October 19th, an interactive performance will be produced in collaboration with the Master in Architecture for Interactive Arts, Performing and Visual Arts directed by Klaus Obermaier and Cristina Barbiani. Absence of historical evidence, ignorance of facts and time distance makes what remain on sidewalks after a terroristic attack often "invisible"
and “hard to be understood”. Performers will involve the public to move into the theatre’s stage and act to design the elements and ephemeral (flowers pots, writings, imaginary memories, tombstones) necessary to recover sites and spaces involved in attacks.
 
The Weekend Specials, conceived as part of the exhibition Monditalia, animates the Arsenale on weekends, as a counterpart to the programme Freeport, both essential part of the Meetings on Architecture organized by la Biennale di Venezia.
The calendar of all the meetings, hours, guests and other info is available at www.labiennale.org/en/calendar/.
 
 
PROGRAMME
SATURDAY OCTOBER 18th
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Roberto Zancan, Elena Pirazzoli
Urbs oblivionalis. Urban Spaces and Terrorism in Italy: instruction to the draghwman
Lorenzo Brusci, MUSST
 
Designers and draftsmen:
Matteo D’Ambros, Iuav Venezia
Ignazio Lutri, InARC Sicilia
Fabio Ceci, Politecnico di Milano
Thilo Folkerts, 100Landschaftsarchitektur, Berlin
Mario Lupano, Iuav Venezia
Andrea Speranzoni, Avvocato esperto in casi
Massimo Marchetti
Hubert Lionnez, La Cambre Bruxelles, Faculté d'Architecture de l'ULB La Cambre-Horta)
Guido Incerti, Facoltà di Architettura Università Ferrara
Paola Pellegrini, Politecnico di Milano
Carlo Biasia, IOAIIIO
Alessandro Alì, Ubi Studio
Ruggero Ragonese
Luca Guido, Università di Udine
Donatello De Mattia,
Antoni Muntadas, Media Lab, MIT
Philippe Duboy
Alessandra Messali Iuav Venezia
Mario Ciaramitaro, Iuav Venezia
Andrea Pertoldeo, Iuav Venezia
Enrica Cavalli, H-Farm
 
3:00pm – 6:00 pm
Lorenzo Brusci spazio sonoro
 
Performances:
Luca Caruso, Univesità di Catania
Elisa Boschi, Politecnico di Milano
Narakorm Arm - Domus Academy, Milano
Alexis Nicole Lenk, Harvard University
Nadia D’Agnone, Iuav Venezia
Benedetta Scarella, Iuav Venezia
Manuela Trimboli, Università degli studi di Milano
Paola Silvestrini
Alessandro Danese
Elena Panza, Iuav Venezia
Serena Sandri, Iuav Venezia
Patrick Gastaldon, Iuav Venezia
Elisabetta Corradin, Iuav Venezia
Isabella Terruso, Iuav Venezia
 
 
SUNDAY OCTOBER 19th
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Roberto Zancan, Elena Pirazzoli
Urbs oblivionalis. Urban Spaces and Terrorism in Italy: instruction to the draghwman
 
3:00pm – 6:00 pm
Cristina Barbiani, Claus Obermaier proiezione animata
 
Designers and draftsmen:
Matteo D’Ambros, Iuav Venezia
Ignazio Lutri, InARC Sicilia
Fabio Ceci, Ordine Architetti, Parma
Thilo Folkerts, 100Landschaftsarchitektur, Berlin
Mario Lupano, Iuav Venezia
Andrea Speranzoni, Avvocato esperto in casi
Massimo Marchetti
Hubert Lionnez, La Cambre Bruxelles, Faculté d'Architecture de l'ULB La Cambre-Horta)
Guido Incerti, Facoltà di Architettura Università Ferrara
Paola Pellegrini, Politecnico di Milano
Carlo Biasia, IOAIIIO
Alessandro Alì, Ubi Studio
Ruggero Ragonese
Luca Guido, Università di Udine
Donatello De Mattia
Antoni Muntadas, Media Lab, MIT
Philippe Duboy
Alessandra Messali Iuav Venezia
Mario Ciaramitaro, Iuav Venezia
Andrea Pertoldeo, Iuav Venezia
Enrica Cavalli, H-Farm
 
Performers:
Luca Caruso, Univesità di Catania
Elisa Boschi, Politecnico di Milano
Narakorm Arm - Domus Academy, Milano
Alexis Nicole Lenk, Harvard University
Nadia D’Agnone, Iuav Venezia
Benedetta Scarella, Iuav Venezia
Manuela Trimboli, Università degli Studi di Milano
Paola Silvestrini
Alessandro Danese
Elena Panza, Iuav Venezia
Serena Sandri, Iuav Venezia
Patrick Gastaldon, Iuav Venezia
Elisabetta Corradin, Iuav Venezia
Isabella Terruso, Iuav Venezia
 
 
The program may be subject to change.
The Meetings are opened to the public visiting the 14th Exhibition in possession of a valid ticket.
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