28.10.2020

Rome. The Project of Modernity: Architecture, Ideology and the City

Architecture, Conference, Online

H10:30
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Dates
28.10.2020
Location
Online
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Architecture, Conference
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H10:30
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Discontinuity is a structured condition of the modern metropolis. It can be recognised in the tension between two opposing ideas of the city: on the one hand the concept of urbanization as infrastructure, a system of organisation and territorial control based on the performance of a certain number of activities; on the other hand the idea of the city as a centre, a system for the representation of political, social and religious values that justify and orient these activities. This tension has always constituted the richest and most original patrimony of Rome. Its urban history, with its sediment of symbolical projects and ideological artifacts, has been the powerful engine for a very peculiar idea of modernity.

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Gabriele MastrigliĀ is an architect and professor of Theory and Architectural Planning at the University of Camerino – Scuola di Architettura e Design di Ascoli Piceno. He taught and held seminars at Cornell University and Berlage Institute. He collaborated with various newspapers, such asĀ Domus, Log and Lotus International. He cured Rem Koolhaas’ collection of essays Junkspace. Per un ripensamento radicale dello spazio urbanoĀ (Quodlibet, 2006), Superstudio’s bookĀ Opere 1966-1978Ā (Quodlibet, 2016) and the retrospectiveĀ Superstudio 50Ā (MAXXI, Roma 2016, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, 2017).