CITY VISIONS. Dialoghi e video di architettura.

April 05, 2012
CITY VISIONS. Dialoghi e video di architettura (CITY VISIONS. Architectural videos and dialogues) is a series of talks produced by Urban Center Metropolitano in Turin, Italy, under the patronage of Film Commmission Torino Piemonte and curated by Image. The program sets off from the understanding of contemporary urban space as an accumulation of points of view, outlooks, observations. Cities change under the eyes of their inhabitants and are constantly enriched by the ideas and visions that, through media, those in charge of their transformations conceive. The first appointment is on April 12, 2012 at 6 pm at the Urban Center Metropolitano in Turin, Italy (piazza Palazzo di Città 8/F), the last one being on October 25. The complete program may be downloaded here.

GEZA. New headquarters and production complex for PRATIC in Fagagna, Udine, Italy.

October 31, 2011
In Fagagna, a town in the province of Udine, in Northern Italy, the new headquarters and production complex for PRATIC by GEZA architects Stefano Gri and Piero Zucchi has been recently inaugurated. The building demonstrates architecture’s ability to reinterpret the notion of landscape as well as to redefine the quality of industrial space. The project is infused with a strong desire for simplicity. The dry and elemental nature of the structure, the colors and even the interaction with the landscape are testament to this principle. 

Y1/CITYVISION. Independent Architecture Stuff.

September 10, 2011
Image presents a new occasion for discussing the possibility for architecture to be visionary: Y1/CITYVISION. Independent Architecture Stuff. The event, curated by Francesco Lipari and Vanessa Todaro, will take place in Rome on September 16, 2011 at 6 pm at the MAXXI auditorium with a lecture by  Joshua Prince Ramus, former partner at OMA and, since 2006, principal at REX architects in New York. The presentation of the 4th issue of CityVision will be followed by the announcement of the results of the Venice CityVision International Competition, which took place between February and June 2011 with the objective of "stimulating and supporting the contemporary city through innovative ideas that can improve the connection between the historical, present and future city (…)". The jury -including Bjarke IngelsElena ManferdiniNeri OxmanMaria Ludovica Tramontin and Bostjan Vuga- awarded the proposal conceived by Alberto BotteroSimona Della RoccaValeria Bruni.


July 12, 2011
On the occasion of the festival ARCHITETTURA IN CITTÀ (Turin, July 13-17), Image ARCHIVE collaborates with the Ordine degli Architetti di Torino and with the Fondazione OAT by offering to the public a program of architecture videos that interpre the theme "Where the city ends"

The videos were selected by Image ARCHIVE to inaugurate the festival and describe a series of current trends: the search for new visual expressions that interpret changed perceptions and new architectural ideas; the work on tools of observation and prefiguration of urban phenomena; the definition of narrative forms that aim at emphasizing the potential of audio-visual tools in the field of architecture and urban planning.

Among the selected videos: Rob Carter (Metropolis, US 2008); Pilar Ortiz (watching time go by my bedroom window, CL 2008); Plasmatic Concepts (Peripheral Landscapes, US 2007); Marina Chernikova (URBAN SURFING II b/w, NL 2007); Eva Sommeregger (*.scape, UK 2007); Muoto Architectes (Concerto for Infrastructures, FR 2008); Laboratorio PermanentePietro Ferrario e Andrea Bot (La conquista dell'orizzonte, IT 2011); Keiichi Matsuda (The Technocrat Retrofit of London, UK 2009); squint/opera (Post Barnsley, UK 2003). The video screening will be introduced by Paola Ricco, curator at Image ARCHIVE, at the Infopoint di Palazzo Bertalazone di San Fermo, on Wednesday July 13 at 7 pm. Marco Brizzi, director at Image, will participate in the talk show titled "Where the city ends" scheduled for Sunday July 17 at the Teatro Gobetti, via Rossini 8, at 8 pm, at the closing of the festival.

Image has been following the evolution of the interaction between video and architecture since 1997, by starting the BEYOND MEDIA festival and founding Image ARCHIVE, both dedicated to the advancement of video in the representation of contemporary architecture.

ARCHITECTURE VISIONS. Erratic language in architectural narratives.

July 12, 2011
Starting July 19 and until October 11, 2011 Image ARCHIVE www.image-web.org/archive participates in the MAXXI's www.fondazionemaxxi.it summer program YAP MAXXI, the first Italian edition of the well-known Young Architects Program launched by the Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 twelve years ago in New York. The exterior spaces of the MAXXI in Rome will host the summer events that focus on the diverse aspects of contemporary art. In this context, Image ARCHIVE was invited to create an event focused on a series of videos and films that would expose the public to some of the most relevant and experimental projects, works and ideas in the architectural scene internationally.

The program ARCHITECTURE VISIONS. Erratic language in architectural narratives, curated by Marco Brizzi and Paola Ricco of Image, consists of three themed sections, each accompanied by a speaker. "PLAYING ON THE SCENE" (July 19 and 26 at 8:30 pm) demonstrates interaction, sometimes playful and spectacular, within architecture and urban space. "THE ARCHITECT'S MICRONARRATIVES" (September 13 and 20 at 8:30 pm) exposes the brief forms that accompany communication of a thought or project in architecture. Finally with "BUILDINGS IN THE SPOTLIGHT" (October 4 and 11 at 8:30 pm) we observe an architecture that manifests through video.