Peter Rice with Dr Lionel Geoffrey Booth at Southampton University, ca 1960. Photo: Peter Morice, courtesy Arup
Saturday 15 April 2023 ore 15:00 - 19:00

talkThinkers & makers of a better space

Carlo Scarpa hall
free admission subject to availability
event in English

An afternoon of lectures and debates to deepen the state of the art of structural engineering and architecture and investigate possible future research development.

The Universities and Research centres that contributed to the exhibition dialogue on issues related to the analysis and management of risk derived by climate change and natural catastrophes. From the experimentation and use of new materials and innovative production techniques to the impact of new technologies and digital tools on the architectural culture and the built environment.

The three thematic panels alternate with two conversations between academics and professionals to underline the connection between research and professional practice by presenting academic studies and design experiences.

Maristella Casciato Senior Curator Architecture, Getty Research Institute LA (in video)
Pippo Ciorra Senior Curator MAXXI

Barry Bergdoll Art Historian, Columbia University NY
Tullia Iori engineering historian, Università Roma Tor Vergata
Guy Nordenson structural engineer, Princeton University School of Architecture
Rory McGowan structural engineer and Director at Arup

Jennifer Greitschus Head of Exhibitions, Arup
Luca Di Lorenzo Latini architect
Caterina Padoa Schioppa architect

with the participation of
IUSS – Eucentre Pavia
Princeton University
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (ETHZ)
Delft University of Technology (TUDelft)
Technische Universität Berlin
Universität Stuttgart
Institute for Computational Design-ITKE
Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design-ICD
Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien-Institute of Architecture
MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology-School of Architecture Planning
MIT Media Lab Space exploration initiative

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individual seats reserved for myMAXXI card holders by writing to, by the day before the event