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2014 Programme

Event #27

Andrea Boeri, Luca Molinari

A Dialogue on the Spaces (and the Things) We Inhabit

Stefano Boeri and Luca Molinari discuss architecture, urban planning, design, spaces and habitats. A dialogue that puts together two voices that this year have contributed to thinking, planning, innovating the spaces we move in. What is a project, how has its form changed, how has its way of imagining and offering substance to the world changed? How have our living quarters changed in recent years? And can the urban spaces we inhabit have an ethical, moral, and participatory function, and truly be shared by a community? The dialogue between Boeri and Molinari describes new urban locations and seeks to be the starting point for bringing our way of inhabiting the world back to the centre of the project.


Andrea Boeri


Stefano Boeri (1956) is an architect residing and working in Milan, and a teacher of Urban Planning at Politecnico. He designed the Vertical Forest in Milan andVilla Méditerranée in Marseilles. He was a member of the Council for Expo 2015. From 2004 to 2011 he was editor in chief of two international architecture publications: Domus and Abitare. From 2007 to 2012 he was the art director of the International Festival of Architecture FESTARCH. He is the founder of the research agency “multiplicity” ( He has recently published two books: L'Anticittà (Laterza, 2011) and Fare di più con meno (Laterza, 2012). From June 2011 to March 2013 he was the Milan City Councillor for Culture, Design and Fashion; since June 2014 he has been the art director of Estate Fiorentina and a cultural and events consultant for the mayor of Florence.


Luca Molinari

architecture critic and historian, was born in 1966. He is associate professor of the History of Contemporary Architecture at the Faculty of Architettura Vanvitelli in Naples. Since 1995 he has been chief editor for Architecture and Design for the publishing house Skira. In September he will publish (Add publisher) Un dialogo nel XXI secolo, written with Andrea Branzi.

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