Saturday 27 February 2016 ore 11:30 - 13:00

The Histories of Architecture.Roma 1870 – 1940. Nascita di una capitale

MAXXI Auditorium – admittance €5.00; admittance to 5 seminars €20; free for myMAXXI cardholders.
The purchase of a ticket allows for reduced price museum entrance (€8) within one week of issue.

Five lectures examining the urban and architectural history of modern and contemporary Rome from 1870 to the present day

In 1870 Rome was still the capital of the Papal State and the capital of the Catholic world. 10 months after Italian conquest, in the summer of 1871 all the institutions of the Kingdom of Italy were transferred to Rome. However, it was to take decades before the new lay capital of the Italian state grew into its new role. This process is illustrated through a certain fundamental passages: the physical transformation of the city, the establishment of a different and more articulated social stratification, the invention of a new public political space in the liberal era and its reinvention by Fascism in the name of the myth of imperial Rome.

Vittorio Vidotto, a former professor of contemporary history at La Sapienza University, Rome, has investigated political, social and urban history. Dealing with these issues he has published, among others, Roma Contemporanea (Laterza 2006, II ed., apliata), Roma capital (edited by, Laterza 2002) and Italiani/e. Dal miracolo economico a oggi (2005). Together with G. d’Autilia and G. Sabbatucci, he also edited the volume L’Italia e la Grande Guerra (Enciclopedia Italiana-Treccani 2015).

The Histories of Architecture. Lectures on Rome
27 February – 14 May 2016

The first edition of The Histories of Architecture: this year the series examines the transformations in the architecture of the capital from 1870 through to the present day.
Introductions by Margherita Guccione, director MAXXI Architettura.