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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.
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FFF Firenze Fast Forward. DESIGN ACTIVISM IN FLORENCE.

February 15, 2011
On Tuesday February 22, 2011 at 6 pm, at the Feltrinelli bookstore in via Cerretani 30r in Florence, FFF Firenze Fast Forward magazine www.firenzefastforward.it, directed by Gianni Sinni and aimed at raising the city's awareness on civic design, proposes a reflection on the topic of DESIGN ACTIVISM IN FLORENCE. In recent times, in fact, the city has proved its ability to be a place where activities can happen that redefine the relationship with public space, that motivate civic activism, that trigger participation. It's the case, for example, of cultural crusades, such as the "cacerolazo" that, in the past month, have moved through the city at the sound and rhythm of pots and pans. In addition, visual communication plays a fundamental role, supported by social networks and the Web in general.

Starting from these considerations, and on the occasion of the publication of the third issue of FFF, this meeting will offer an opportunity to discuss the language of politics and a bottom-up approach to design and communication. With Lapo Binazzi, architect, Enzo Brogi, regional councilor, Lea Fiorentini, among the promoters of the Italy is not a brothel movementKatia Giuliani, social designer, Peppino Ortoleva, Professor of Media History and Theory, and with Marco Brizzi and Gianni Sinni of FFF.