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Savage Architecture exhibition and symposium.

Savage Architecture exhibition and symposium.

On Tuesday November 29, 2016 the project Savage Architecture -an exhibition first hosted at Architectural Association in London and a book published by Black Square, both curated by Davide Sacconi- will be presented in a symposium at Kent State University in Florence. The project recounts the research at the intersection between architecture and anthropology developed…

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Fall 2016, graphic design competition.

Graphic design competition winners announced.

We are happy to announce the winners in the competition to conceive the graphic design for the Architecture and Fashion end-of-semester exhibition at Kent State University, Florence Center! The proposal by Architecture student Alex Petruso and Fashion students Emily Osburn and Michelle Park -titled Weaving Disciplines– was chosen by the jury, comprised of all the…

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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 Kent State University Florence 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, 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 professor 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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