Lecture by Alberto Iacovoni (ma0).
Alberto Iacovoni, founding partners at ma0 (www.ma0.it), an inter-disciplinary design practice based in Rome, Italy, will lecture on Tuesday 24 September at 2:30 pm at Palazzo Vettori. His lecture, titled “Open Forms. Architectures for the Public Realm”, will be introduced by prof. Paola Giaconia, Kent State University Florence CAED coordinator.
Alberto Iacovoni, architect, is a founding member of the architecture firm ma0/emmeazero (www.ma0.it), which started in 1996. Between 1999 and 2004 he was a member of Stalker/Osservatorio Nomade (www.osservatorionomade.net). With ma0, whose work ranges from interactive and multimedia installations to urban design, he received several awards in national and international competitions, participating in important exhibitions, such as the 10th, 11th and 12th Architecture Biennale in Venice. The work of the office has been published in the most prestigious magazines and publications of architecture. Korean publisher Damdi recently released a monograph, titled Borderlines, on the work of ma0. He has lectured at various universities and institutes, such as INARCH – National Institute of Architecture, Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, NABA in Milan, and Cornell in Rome. Since 2000 he has taught at IED – Istituto Europeo di Design (www.ied.it) in Rome, where he was Director from 2009 to 2012, and later Scientific Director. Currently he is coordinator for the Master course in Exhibit Design at IED in Rome. He is a member of the Osservatorio della Creatività in the Province of Rome since its establishment in 2010. Among his publications are Game Zone. Playgrounds Between Virtual Scenarios and Reality (Birkhauser, 2003); Playscape (Libria, 2010); and Il libretto rosa di ma0. Teoria e pratica del realismo utopico / Ma0’s Little Pink Book. Theory and Practice of Utopian Realism (2016).