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Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture

Complexity and Contradiction symposium at the MAXXI in Rome.

The graduate students, together with prof. Marco Brizzi and prof. Paola Giaconia, spent a day in Rome celebrating the 50th anniversary of the seminal book Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture, “probably the most important writing on the making of architecture since Le Corbusier’s  Vers une Architecture in 1923” as Vincent Scully put it. The book…

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Fall 2016, lecture by Léa-Catherine Szacka.

Léa-Catherine Szacka, architectural historian, to lecture at KSU-F | CAED.

Architectural historian Léa-Catherine Szacka, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Form, Theory and History, the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO), will be at Palazzo Vettori on Tuesday November 8, 2016 lecturing on “Exhibiting The Postmodern: The 1980 Venice Architecture Biennal”, as part of the “Theories of Architecture” course. Szacka holds a PhD in…

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Fall 2016. Students at the Venice Architecture Biennale.

Visit to the Venice Architecture Biennale: Reporting from the Front.

On a sunny October weekend, the students had the opportunity to visit the Venice Architecture Biennale, one of the most significant architecture events worldwide. Titled “Reporting from the Front” and curated by Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena, this year’s Biennale presents “architecture in action” as an instrument of social and political life. In the words of the curator:…

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Fall 2016, lecture by Manuel Orazi.

Manuel Orazi, architect and critic, to lecture at KSU-F | CAED.

Architect and critic Manuel Orazi, professor of “History of Architecture and the City” at University in Cesena and in Ferrara, will be at Palazzo Vettori on Tuesday October 18, 2016 lecturing on “Yona Friedman. The Dilution of Architecture”, as part of the “Theories of Architecture” course.. Born in Macerata, Manuel Orazi studied at IUAV University…

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Fall 2016, midterm reviews. Gian Piero Frassinelli, Paola Giaconia, Gianfranco Bombaci .

Gian Piero Frassinelli (Superstudio) and Gianfranco Bombaci (2a+p/a) to participate in midterm reviews for grad architecture studio.

Gian Piero Frassinelli, member of Radical architecture group Superstudio, and Gianfranco Bombaci, founding partner at 2a+p/a studio in Rome, will participate in the midterm reviews for the grad architecture studio taught by prof. Paola Giaconia. Superstudio was a group of avant-garde architects, composed of Adolfo Natalini, Cristiano Toraldo di Francia, Roberto Magris, Gian Piero Frassinelli…

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Fall 2016, European Cities field trip to the Netherlands.

“European Cities” course field trip to the Netherlands.

Kent State University Florence – CAED grad students visited the Netherlands with prof. Giovanni Damiani, their instructor in their “European Cities” course. On that occasion, they were guests at Mecanoo’s office in Delft, where they could learn first hand about their current projects. Fall 2016, European Cities field trip to the Netherlands. Fall 2016, European…

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Fall 2016, lecture by Gabriele Mastrigli.

Gabriele Mastrigli, architect and critic, to lecture at KSU-F | CAED.

Architect and critic Gabriele Mastrigli, professor of “Theory and Design” at University of Camerino, will be at Palazzo Vettori on Tuesday October 4, 2016 lecturing on “S,M,L,XL. Architecture of a Book”, as part of the “Theories of Architecture” course.. Gabriele Mastrigli is an architect and critic based in Rome. He teaches “Theory and Design” at…

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Fall 2016, History of Public Realm field trip to Rome.

“History of Public Realm” course field trip to Rome.

Kent State University Florence – CAED grad students explored the Tor Bella Monaca neighborhood in Rome with prof. Alessandro Coppola, their instructor in the “History of Public Realm” course. Though still affected by deprivation and neglect, the neighborhood represents the widespread desire for renewal that is slowly attempting at changing the current situation, also through processes of…

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Fall 2016, lecture by Alessandra Cianchetta.

Alessandra Cianchetta, principal at AWP, to lecture at KSU-F | CAED.

Alessandra Cianchetta, principal at AWP with offices in Paris and in Basel, will be at Palazzo Vettori on Tuesday September 20, 2016 presenting recent works by her office. Paola Giaconia will introduce her lecture. Alessandra Cianchetta is an architect and urban designer (RIBA) and a founding Partner at AWP Paris and AWP-HHF- Basel. AWP Paris…

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