Archive for December, 2013

Lightness greetings for 2014

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Sverre Fehn, sketch fragment 1990s

[Sverre Fehn, sketch fragment, 1990s]

Gennaro Postiglione, 2013 activity report/writings:

PT Chapter
AU POSTIGLIONE, GENNARO
TI Methods of Research and Criticality
BT The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

PT Chapter
AU Bassanelli, M.
POSTIGLIONE, GENNARO
TI Active-actions strategies. Adaptive reuse come processodi riattivazioni sostenibili
BT Nuovi cicli di vita per architetture e infrastrutture della città e del paesaggio

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Museum in an age of migrations, Oslo KHM

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Museum in an age of migrations, Oslo KHM by Rachele Albini (POLIMI December 2013)

The world we live in it’s becoming everyday more a world of ‘others’ rather than a world of ‘self’. Students, workers, professionals and tourists are the new nomads, protagonists of a dynamism now more intense than in the past and which interests all kind of spheres: from the economical to the demographical one, from the political to the cultural one. This phenomenon, increased by Internet and globalization, is being responsible of a change in our way to perceive the history, art and the idea of nationality.

Look inside the book to know more.


Lablog at ETSAM

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Lablog was invited to be part of the “Tribunal de la tesis de doctorado titulada

La Planta Miralles. Representación y Pensamiento en la Arquitectura de Enric Miralles

de JAVIER FERNÁNDEZ CONTRERAS” as part of the ‘Doctorado en Proyectos Arquitectónicos Avanzados de la ‘E.T.S. DE ARQUITECTURA.

The other members of the jury were: EMILIO TUÑON ALVAREZ, FEDERICO SORIANO PELAEZ, MOISES GALLEGO OLMOS and RICARDO SANCHEZ LAMPREAVE.

Download the thesis abstract.

 


Redefining Landscapes

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Redefining Landscapes: Nuove forme di compensazioe per l’abuso edilizio in Italia by Stefano Galasso (POLIMI December 2013).

Questo è il risultato di un lavoro di ricerca e studio nato e proseguito grazie alla volontà di confrontarsi con un territorio ed un paesaggio tra i più belli al mondo, riconosciuto e protetto dall’Unesco, ma che dietro cotanta naturalità e fascino nasconde diversi problemi e criticità che la maggior parte delle volte vengono trascurate o evitate quasi per non intaccare l’immagine che si ha di questo frammento di nostro territorio.

Guarda nel volume.

 


Shrinking Montevideo

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Shrinking Montevideo by Isabella Forestieri (POLIMI December 2013)

More than fifty percent of the world’s population now lives in cities, and the figure is expected to increase in the next two decades. However, the common assumption that the global increase in urbanization means that all cities are growing, is false: in every part of the world many cities are actually shrinking. As the city is “context par excellence” where man lives and acts, delineate the trajectories, the phenomena and processes that trigger in these living organisms, which are the cities, it is essential to understand the anthropology of contemporary life, its its unfolding, and to be able to act consequently to improve the liveability the unity and the equity of its inhabitants.

Look inside the book to know more [draft version]

 


Material Contexts #3: Gian Maria Tosatti

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

Giovedì 19 Dicembre, Gian Maria Tosatti presenterà al Politecnico di Milano: Arte come dispositivo

Gian Maria Tosatti è un artista visivo romano. Si è formato al Centro per la Sperimentazione e la Ricerca Teatrale di Pontedera. Ha ricevuto, tra gli altri, il premio Terna 01 (2008), ArtSlant (2009-2010), Talent Prize (2011); è stato resident artist del Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York (2011) e della Fondazione Spinola-Banna, Asti (2013).

Dal 2005, le sue opere, generalmente grandi installazioni “ambientali” site specific, indagano le relazioni tra arte e architettura. Un lavoro paziente su tracce e memoria, capace di riscoprire, riattivare e riconnettere al presente luoghi abbandonati / dimenticati da tempo, grazie a poche, meditate azioni di trasformazione.
Tra i suoi lavori recenti ricordiamo “Spazio #6” e la “Tetralogia della polvere” a Casa Bossi, Novara (ciclo “Le considerazioni sugli intenti della mia prima comunione restano lettera morta”). Poche settimane fa, Tosatti ha inaugurato a Napoli una nuova installazione (“la Peste”) e un nuovo ciclo di progetti (Le sette stagioni dello spirito) che ambiscono a ridefinire il valore sociale dell’arte nella città contemporanea.

Politecnico di Milano
Facoltà di Architettura e Società (via Ampère, 2)
Aula Gamma, ore 18:00

Download the poster of Material Contexts

more info about MATERIAL CONTEXTS conferences and updates: bipolarch and lablog 

 

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USA: Wealth Inequality

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

This pretty much speaks for itself [By Politizane]. The question is: how is it in Italy?


SHIFTING AiR STRATEGIES

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Lablog has been invited to participate at the one-day seminar “Shifting AiR strategies” arranged by id11 in collaboration with Tetterode Collective on the 14th DEC at Lijm & Cultuur space. Lablog will present the on-going research-by-design focused on “The Next Monument” on new forms of Memorialisation of conflict memories. The work is part of the REcall-project, a research by-design funded by EU Culture Programme 2012.

As part of the same initiative, on the 11th, within the Amsterdam West Wednesday programme, Lablog will present “The Next Monument” also in the premises of Tetterode Marble Hall by means of an “Instant Exhibition”.

Download the Tetterode Collective program or go to the id11 homepage.

 


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