Marco Brizzi, director at Image, will participate in "Architecture, Spatial Representation, and the Filmic Imaginary" at the Istituto Svizzero di Roma (ISR), Italy, on Thursday June 13 and Friday June 14, 2013. The international symposium will explore the complex relationship between architecture and cinema, from the modern era to the present. Ten scholars including architects and historians of art, architecture and cinema - Olivo Barbieri, Marco Brizzi, Giuliana Bruno, Teresa Castro, Marisa Galbiati, Edward Dimenberg, Christina Kerez, Henry Keazor, Richard Koeck, Martino Stierli – analyze different perspectives that intertwine in a productive discussion. The speakers examine the potential of cinema and the moving image as a tool of knowledge and research for the analysis and representation of architecture and space.
What future for Florence? AT THE UFFIZI. The museum without a city, scheduled for Thursday May 16 at 6 pm at the Sala delle Reali Poste of the Uffizi, is the occasion to discuss ideas, share visions and imagine the city of tomorrow. "The city of Florence, especially its historical center, is very closely tied to the Uffizi and to the masterpieces collected in its prestigious museum", the talk organizers state. "But what sort of situation can we observe from this privileged point of view?" The talk is organized by the Ordine degli Architetti di Firenze (the local Association of Architects) in collaboration with Image as part of the A FLORENCE THAT WILL BE program of public conversations and architecture videos that are open to citizens, architects, planners and city administrators to discuss ideas, share visions about new and desirable scenarios for Florence. Stefano Boeri, architect, and Michele Dantini, art critic and historian, will take part in the conversation.
We are happy to announce that on Thursday April 4 the opening party for the new Bulgari Winery, designed by Alvisi Kirimoto + Partners, will take place. The estate is located among the vineyards in the outskirts of Siena, near the medieval village of San Casciano dei Bagni. Architecture finds expression by showcasing the agricultural process, making clear the stages of wine production via a beautiful yet rigorous narrative that blurs the boundary between exterior landscape and the interior linear continuity of the work space.
After a first series of meetings, which took place last October in the presence of experienced Italian observers, ARTLANDS has a new series of appointments coming up to observe and comment the experiments carried out by biologist Carlo Scoccianti in the Florentine Plains. ARTLANDS Tour #2 will take place from April 5 until May 31, 2013: a program of conferences (at the Pecci Center for Contemporary Arts in Prato) and walks (at some of the sites designed by Carlo Scoccianti) which will provide knowledge and insights into the new landscapes proposed for the Florentine Plains. Readings and interpretations that contribute to the understanding of this Tuscan experience while comparing it with initiatives underway in other regions of the planet are expected from Pedro Gadanho (Curator of Contemporary Architecture at The Museum of Modern Art in New York), Beatrice Galilee (curator of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale of 2013), Richard Ingersoll (architectural historian), Sébastien Marot (philosopher and critic in landscape design), Aaron Betsky (director of the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale and current director at the Cincinnati Art Museum). Promoted by the WWF, ARTLANDS is made in collaboration with the Region of Tuscany, the Province of Florence, the Municipalities of Campi Bisenzio and Lastra a Signa, the University of Florence, the Pecci Center for Contemporary Arts in Prato, the Consorzio di Bonifica Ombrone Pistoiese - Bisenzio, the Consorzio di Bonifica della Toscana Centrale, the Consorzio di Bonifica Area Fiorentina, Quadrifoglio, L’Isola dei Renai, Publiacqua. It is organized by Image.
The first project by Bernard Tschumi in Italy will be in Grottammare, province of Ascoli Piceno, and is intended to welcome and encourage a broader expression of creativity and culture. The schematic design highlights the remarkable quality of a building characterized by flexible space. The structure manifests itself to the visitor as both highly permeable and exceptionally receptive.