Swiss Talks #3
Publishing Architecture: a conversation on books and architecture
With Giovanna Silva, Mariana Siracusa, Linus Wirz, moderated by Federico Tranfa.
The bond between books and architecture is ancient and deep. Through the books, architecture codified its rules and spread the way of thinking of its authors through the decades, until the web took the place of print as a universal medium. In the light of this new paradigm, what does it mean to publish architecture today? This and other questions on the relation between publishing and architecture will be faced by publishers Giovanna Silva (Humboldt Books, Milano) and Linus Wirz (Quart Verlag, Lucerna), together with gallerist and bookseller Mariana Siracusa (Spazio, Milano).
The talk will be held in Italian and English and can be followed via web, by signing-up.
To participate visit the zoom link.
“Swiss Talks” is a series of talks dedicated to the evolutions of Swiss Contemporary Architecture, now at its fourth edition.
A project by Istituto Svizzero and Casabella Formazione, curated by Federico Tranfa.
Giovanna Silva lives and works in Milan. She is founder of the publishing house Humboldt Books and San Rocco Magazine. She is author of various monographic publications, previously she has been contributor for Domus Magazine (2005-2007) and photo editor of Abitare magazine (2007-2011).
Mariana Siracusa is an Argentinian scholar based in Milano. She is the founder of SPAZIO, an independent bookstore and gallery devoted to architecture, urban design, landscape, social ecology and other disciplines that deal with spatial practices.
Linus Wirz, publisher, graduated in Communication and Media at University of Fribourg. Currently he is Director of the Publishing House Quart in Luzern, of which he is associate since 2018.