Wednesday 6 March 2019, 18:00 - 20:00

Arabian Cities. Ludovico Quaroni and the Islam spaces

Graziella Lonardi Buontempo hall – Free Entrance subject to availability
10 seats reserved for holders of the myMAXXI card by sending an email to mymaxxi@fondazionemaxxi.it up until the day preceding the event, subject to availability

A pluralist debate to trace the thought and action of the Roman architect in this part of the world.

For Ludovico Quaroni, the meeting with the Eastern world – especially Islamic – is the beginning of a revelation. Back from his imprisonment in India, Quaroni recognizes a vital role for the East: the ability to introduce man to the environment, essential for his approach to architecture. In the framework of a research promoted by the Architecture and Design Department at “La Sapienza” University, “Arabian cities” brings together the protagonists of the facts with Quaroni’s collaborators and students. Since the Second World War, the Islamic world has been to Quaroni and his working group the ground where to graft a principle of knowledge, in the willingness to seize the professional opportunities and research in Islamic countries – Iran, Tunisia, Syria, and Yemen – as a source of inspiration and cultural exchange.

Introduced by
Margherita Guccione Direttor MAXXI Architettura
Orazio Carpenzano Sapienza Università di Roma
Alessandra Capuano Sapienza Università di Roma

Speakers
Pippo Ciorra Senior Curator MAXXI Architettura / Università degli Studi di Camerino
Laura Valeria Ferretti Sapienza Università di Roma
Mehdi Kowsar Università di Teheran
Ludovico Micara Università degli Studi di Chieti-Pescara “G. D’Annunzio”
Maria Luisa Neri Università degli Studi di Camerino
Attilio Petruccioli Sapienza Università di Roma
Lucio Valerio Barbera Sapienza Università di Roma

Moderated by
Filippo De Dominicis Sapienza Università di Roma

Curated by Filippo De Dominicis in collaboration with DiAP – Department of Architecture and Design / “Sapienza” University of Rome