Wednesday 22 May 2019, 18:30 - 20:00
Books at MAXXI.

Re-inhabit the modern by Spartaco Paris and Roberto Bianchi

Sala Graziella Lonardi Buontempo – free admittance until full capacity
10 individual seats reserved for myMAXXI card holders writing to mymaxxi@fondazionemaxxi.it, by the day before the event

A book published by Quodlibet that deals with the use of the important heritage of public residential building created in the second half of the Twentieth Century.

This legacy of public housing coincides, for the most part, with the modern periphery of the cities, and is often perceived by public opinion as problematic, ugly, wrong, a place of aesthetic, social, physical and environmental degradation. Yet, starting from after the second world war, the periphery has become a significant part of urban realities, a reality where it becomes increasingly more difficult to distinguish the style of public intervention from its private imitation.

According to the authors, this heritage can become a resource in which to trigger transformation processes – which Renzo Piano would define as “mending” –, probably the only sustainable from an economic, social, and environmental point of view.

Introduction
Elena Tinacci MAXXI Architecture
Anna Maria Giovenale Dean of the Faculty of Architecture at the Sapienza University of Rome

Speakers
Franco Purini architect, essayist, and teacher
Daniel Modigliani architect and urban planner
Spartaco Paris and Roberto Bianchi architects, teachers, and authors of the book

Moderation
Eleonora Carrano architect

In collaboration with Quodlibet and the Faculty of Architecture at the Sapienza University in Rome