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2016 Programme

Event #17

Cino Zucchi, Aldo Colonetti

Architectural space in the past, the present, the future

As Kant wrote, space is one of the “PRIOR FORMS” which, together with time, allows every one of us to understand – and therefore to change – the world. Space is both collective and individual, and it is within this very complex relationship that the architect must intervene with his or her project. Yet how can we speak of a language of the present, knowing that the space we are given comes from the past, while more and more often the rules of the game are dictated by the future? The issue will be tackled, along with Aldo Colonetti, by Cino Zucchi, who has always proven sensitive to these topics, and who for years has been designing and building in contexts where transformations, anthropology, emotions and even conflicts are configured by space. A selection of architectural projects will illustrate the perennial dialogue between past, present and future, between permanence and transformation, that any space carries within itself. 


Aldo Colonetti

is a philosopher, historian and scholar of art, architecture and design. From 1985 to 2013 he was the scientific director of IED (Istituto Europeo Design); from 1991 to 2014 he directed the publication Ottagono. He was a member of the Scientific committee for the Milan Triennial, of the ADI Presidency Committee, and of the National Council of Design. He has authored essays and curated exhibitions in Italy and abroad.

Cino Zucchi
Cino Zucchi

graduated in Architecture at M.I.T. in Boston and at the Milan Politecnico, where he now teaches. He is the author of many articles and books on the theory and history of architecture, and curated the Italian pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennial. With his firm, CZA, he has designed and constructed a number of buildings, public spaces and urban design plans which have won attention and awards.

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Event #1

Salvatore Veca

An idea of public space

Event #2

Jonathan Safran Foer, Ranieri Polese

That place called “home”

Event #3

Matteo Nucci, Valentina Carnelutti

The space of words: Helen and Odysseus

Event #5

Guido Tonelli

The birth of space (and time)

Event #5 BIS

Guido Tonelli

The birth of space (and time)

Event #6

Alessandro Barbero

The space of war. The First Italian War of Independence

Event #7

Alberto Mantovani

Immunity and the brain: a dialogue between two chief systems. From memory to vaccines.

Event #9

Valerio Magrelli, Andrea Gentile

Tv series: a newly emerged continent

Event #10

Ramak Fazel, Giorgio Vasta, Michele Lupi

Across the American deserts: a voyage through 20th century collective imagination

Event #11

Dominique Cardon

What do algorithms think of?

Event #13

Lamberto Maffei

The space of rebellion

Event #14

Claudio Bartocci, Chiara Valerio

Other maps, other worlds. Representations of space

Event #16

Giovanni Fabrizio Bignami

From the stars to Life: one, one hundred, one thousand Earths

Event #17

Cino Zucchi, Aldo Colonetti

Architectural space in the past, the present, the future

Event #18

Chiara Saraceno

Families confined and without borders

Event #19

Massimiano Bucchi

The best ideas of our lives. Make room for innovation (the real kind)

Event #20

Matteo Nucci, Valentina Carnelutti

The space of absence: Patroclus and Andromache

Event #21

Giuseppe Cederna

On the other side of the sea

Event #23

Alessandro Barbero

The space of war. The second Italian War of Independence

Event #24

Marco Balzano, Christian Raimo

School is an idea of the world

Event #26

Piergiorgio Odifreddi

Let’s make space for stupidity

Event #27

Attilio Brilli

Voyages through spaces real and imagined

Event #28

Gianpiero Dalla Zuanna

Is there space for us all? The future of European migrations

Event #29

Anna Ottani Cavina

When painters left their studios to paint en plein air

Event #30

Bruno Arpaia, Alessandro Zaccuri

The memory of space. The rubble of climate and rubbish in our homes

Event #31Approfonditamente

Alessandro Dal Lago, Serena Giordano, Ex Voto

Graffiti, tags and murals: when art extends to walls

Event #32

Marco Belpoliti

The poetry of space. Words and drawings on that place we call home

Event #34

Giacomo Rizzolatti, Antonio Gnoli

Mirror neurons: anatomy of a revolutionary discovery

Event #35

Gabriella Caramore

The boundaries of the soul and of the world

Event #36

Valentina Carnelutti, Matteo Nucci

The space of dreams: Penelope e Achilles

Event #37

Marco Martinelli

The joy of the chorus

Event #38

Paolo Rumiz, Alessandro Scillitani

The voice of the road. Words, sounds and images gathered along via Appia

Event #39

Alessandro Barbero

The space of war. The Third Italian War of Independence

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