Thursday 1 January 1970

3rd National Architecture Archives Day

Friday, 24 May, 11.00

The 3rd National Architecture Archives Day confirms AAA/Italia’s commitment to drawing attention to the values of the nation’s cultural heritage, starting out with the most recent and most fragile, through the initiative Journey through 20th Century Italy: from the archives to the architecture.

For the occasion, MAXXI, together with AAA/Italia, has organized a free guided visit, curated by Esmeralda Valente, to the Storie/Stories section of the exhibition Energy. Oil and Post-oil Architecture and Grids. This section describes the most fertile and successful period of collaboration between architects and the energy industry in the first decades following the Second World War and proposes reflections on the story of Italian road and motorway architecture from the 1940s to the present. Stories presents the best-known episodes from the Italian scene (including the work of Ridolfi, Dardi, Gellner and Nervi) and highlights the wealth of different approaches to the theme.

Reservations are required and may be made by writing to centro.archivi@fondazionemaxxi.it
While places are available

Accademia Nazionale di San Luca is hosting the day’s central event at 16.30, with a round table to enhance the map of examples of quality and emergency and to discuss the strategies for introducing the public to a relatively unloved and therefore unprotected heritage

The Journey through 20th Century Italy proceeds in the institutions that belong to the national AAA/Italia network, exploring projects and built works of quality in the contemporary city and landscape.