Paolo Portoghesi, Disegni per Dicaia. Lo spazio assembleare dove gli abitanti possono discutere insieme sul futuro della città, courtesy Paolo Portoghesi
Friday 14 April 2023 ore 18:00 - ore 19:00

lecture by Paolo PortoghesiFuture or Eclipse of CriticismPresence and absence of architectural criticism

curated by Lina Malfona
Carlo Scarpa hall
admission € 5
event in Italian

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Paolo Portoghesi, one of the most authoritative architectural voices, questions the absence and necessity of architecture criticism in the contemporary press.

Paolo Portoghesi, professor emeritus at the Sapienza University of Rome, architect, historian and first director of the Venice Biennale of Architecture, has contributed significantly to contemporary critical thought both in his capacity as founder of magazines, from the historic Controspazio to the more recent Abitare la Terra, and as curator of critical exhibitions, from Michelangiolo Architetto to La Presenza del Passato.

Margherita Guccione Grande MAXXI Scientific Director 

Paolo Portoghesi architect, Sapienza University of Rome
Alessandra Capuano architect and Professor of Design, Sapienza University of Rome

Academic committee for the lectures: Marco Biraghi, Politecnico di Milano; Jean-Louis Cohen, New York University; Alberto Ferlenga, Venezia IUAV; Mark Lee, Harvard University; Pierluigi Nicolin, Lotus; Franco Purini, Roma Sapienza.

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