Friday 6 March 2015 ore 17:30 - 19:00

The History HourThe First World War. With Paolo Mieli

MAXXI Auditorium – admittance €4
reduced price museum entrance (€8) with lecture ticket
free for holders of the myMAXXI card, tickets to be picked up

The complexity, the contradictions
and the roles of the conflicts
in historical episodes and dynamics

Five seminars with historians, university lecturers and journalists on the occasion of the exhibition Architecture in Uniform. Designing and Building for the Second World War, exploring the facts, places and personalities at the centre of the two world wars, helping us to understand the historical and cultural context of war.

The bullet that on the morning 28 June 1914 struck Archduke Franz Ferdinand at Sarajevo, giving rise to the First World War, was extracted and put to one side and is still today on display in a case in the Bohemian Konopiste Castle. That bullet hit its target almost by chance. Historians today agree that had it missed, war would have broken out sooner or later and would have changed the world in any case.

Introduced by
Giovanna Melandri President MAXXI Foundation
Margherita Guccione Director MAXXI architettura