Saturday 7 April 2018, 11:30 - 13:00
The Stories of Architecture. Contaminations.

Architecture and Economy | with Leslie Sklair

Graziella Lonardi Buontempo Hall – entry €5;
buying the ticket gives right to a reduced-price ticket to the museum (€8) within a week from issuance. Ticket for five events €20
Free entry for holders of the myMAXXI card, with the possibility to reserve a seat for the first 10 to write to mymaxxi@fondazionemaxxi.it before the day prior to the event, until full capacity

The contaminations of different disciplines in five events, between new canons and new interpretations.

The new series of lectures of The Stories of Architecture, thanks to the contribution of important scholars of the different fields, shows the Contaminations of contemporary Architecture among Art, Politics, Economics, Science and Cinema.

Leslie Sklair
Iconic Architecture and Capitalist Globalisation. Contamination or Creativity?
The lesson builds upon an ongoing research project stemming from the previous experience called Globalization and the Fortune Global 500 within a theoretical framework that analyses the link between global capitalism, classes, consumerism and state. This new architectural project revolves around the modalities whereby the transnational capitalist class uses what is known as iconic architecture.

Leslie Sklair. Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the London School of Economics. His PhD thesis Sociology of Progress was published by Routledge in 1970 and translated into German. He published Organized Knowledge: Sociological View of Science and Technology in 1973, and he has been studying the development effects of foreign investments in Ireland, Egypt, China and Mexico since 1980.