Saturday 19 March 2016 ore 11:30 - ore 13:00

The Histories of Architecture.Rome 1943-1970. Urban plans, architectural projects, built works

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

With a strongly symbolic act, Rome emerged from the global conflict and in 1951 inaugurated the Monument to the Martyrs of the Fosse Ardeatine. There followed a long season in which the city was guided by no less than seven exponents of the Democrazia Cristiana party, through to the advent of Giulio Carlo Argan in the August of 1976. The panning and architectural vicissitudes of Rome were, in those years, characterised by the Jubilee of 1950 and the Olympics of 1960. Competitions for public buildings, office blocks, residential quarters for low-cost housing, private speculation, widespread unauthorised development: between 1945 and 19070 Rome was a building site, expanding in all directions with a development plan drawn up in the 1950s, but stripped in the following decade by a number of its fundamental features. And yet, despite everything, space was found in Rome for quality architecture.

Giorgio Ciucci, taught from 1971 to 1996 at the University Institute of Architecture in Venice and from 1996 to 2011 in the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Rome 3, where in 2000 he founded the European Master in the History of Architecture. A Visiting Professor at MIT, Harvard University, Zurich Polytechnic and the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies (IAUS), New York. He has published and edited books on 20th century Italian architecture, in particular on the architecture and the city of Rome from the 15th to the 20th century.

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.