Thursday 19 May 2016, 17:30 - 19:00
VI National Architectural Archives Day

The City of Man in the collections of the Rome institutions

Archives centre – admittance free subject to availability of places

A round table looking at the role and the development of social architecture

At a historical moment in which we seem to see an inversion of trends in global architecture after around 20 years of the domination of the profession by the so-called archistars, it is interesting to look back at the architectural archives of the 20th century to draw some conclusions about what was done in the last century through socially committed architecture to redesign the City of Man.

On the occasion of the VI National Architectural Archives Day, MAXXI Architettura and AAA Italia, together with the Fondazione Adriano Olivetti, the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca, the Soprintendenza Archivistica del Lazio and the Archivio Centrale dello Stato, are examining the role and the development of social architecture in a round table open to the public.


Introduced by
Margherita Guccione President AAA/Italia

Beniamino de’ Liguori Carino Fondazione Adriano Olivetti
The archives of the Fondazione Adriano Olivetti for Ivrea, a 20th century industrial city and UNESCO site
Elisabetta Reale MiBACT General Directorate of Archives – Lazio Archives Superintendency
Architecture for the city: cues from the Architecture Archives portal
Laura Bertolaccini and Francesco Moschini Accademia Nazionale di San Luca
“A home for one and infinite men”. The design archive of Franco Marescotti (1908-1991) at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca
Flavia Lorello and Nadia De Conciliis Archivio Centrale dello Stato
In search of a normal city: the designers’ rationale
Elena Tinacci MAXXI Architettura Collections
Quarters for the City of Man: The INA Casa plan in the MAXXI Architettura Collections

AAA/Italia – Associazione nazionale Archivi di Architettura contemporanea is the thematic network of bodies and institutions founded in Venice in 1999 to promote the conservation and valorisation of the national archival heritage concerning architectural culture. Its members include those bodies and institutions that conserve architectural and engineering archives and other bodies and individuals sharing its aims.

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