Orto Botanico, Palermo Atlas, Copyright Foto Delfino Sisto Legnani, courtesy OMA
Friday 28 September 2018 ore 11:00 - 12:30

Book presentation.Palermo Atlas, 2018

Carlo Scarpa Hall – free entry until full capacity

An event dedicated to the study that charts a territory at the epicentre of key trasformation of our time

More than a city, Palermo is a node in an expanded geography of flows – of people, capital, goods, data and species. Although historically Arab-Norman, the Sicilian capital has been reshaped by recent migrations and now counts Tamil, Somali and Nigerian identities as part of a complex anatomy. At the same time, Palermo’s controversial modern history has left indelible traces – physical, emotional and political – and a unique legacy of civic experimentation.

This study, commissioned by Manifesta 12, undertaken by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) and published by Humboldt Books, represents an alternative model for pre-biennial exploration, and is based on an omnivorous collection of stories gathered on the ground, telling of people, places, events and possibilities.

Introduced by
Hou Hanru MAXXI Artistic Director

Hedwig Fijen Manifesta Director
Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli Partner OMA & Creative Mediator Manifesta 12
Giovanna Silva Humboldt Books

Moderated by
Pippo Ciorra MAXXI Architettura Senior Curator

other events of the Estate al MAXXI 2018 cycle