Thursday 1 January 1970

The Italian School of Engineering

On the basis of the works featured in the exhibition Roman Structures. Montuori, Musmeci, Nervi, the Archives Centre is organizing a series of seminars investigating the major themes of the history of engineering, from the 20th Century to the present, looking at the conservation of these works and reflecting on their safeguarding and valorization.

First event
Tuesday 6 May, 17.00
The Italian School of Engineering
Architecture Archives Centre Study Room, admittance free while places available

The Italian School of Engineering is a two-handed piece narrating the exploits of designers and scientists and the structures that made Italian engineering great through to the fabulous years of the economic miracle: an exploration of the 20th Century interpreted for the occasion by Tullia Iori and Sergio Poretti.
The story, based in the results of the SIXXI research – History of Italian Structural Engineering – is illustrated through a previously unpublished collection of professional photographs drawn from archives throughout Italy.

Attempting to transmit the emotion and pleasure of historical research, the narration pays tribute to the home of research itself, the archive, and the inestimable heritage conserved in the numerous surprising great and small Italian archives.

introduced by
Margherita GuccioneDirector MAXXI Architettura
Rossana Rummo General director of the archives
Tullia Iori, Sergio PorettiTor Vergata University of Rome