Courtesy Archivio Fondazione Adriano Olivetti
Tuesday 26 March 2019 ore 18:00 - ore 20:00

Lezioni Olivettiane®.History and future of Ivrea, World heritage site

MAXXI Auditorium – single entrance € 5 – subscription to 3 meetings € 10
free for holders of the mymaxxi card, with the possibility to book places for the first 10 people by writing to up until the day preceding the event, subject to availability
In collaboration with the Adriano Olivetti foundation

Three meetings to study in depth the figure of Adriano Olivetti in relation to Italian architecture of the 20th century

The second cycle of the project aims to promote the Olivetti architectural culture as a key to the study, critical reflection, and the promotion of Italian architecture of the twentieth century, and the expression of specific cultural, political, and social issues.

h 18.00
screening of the documentary Città dell’Uomo, 2012, 60′
directed by Andrea De Sica – produced bt RAI 150 La Storia siamo noi in collaboration with Fondazione Adriano Olivetti
Introduced by
Pippo Ciorra Senior curator MAXXI architettura
Beniamino de’ Liguori Carino Secretary General of the Adriano Olivetti foundation

h 19.00
In the third and last meeting, Stefano Boeri, Full Professor of urban planning at the Milan Polytechnic University, addresses the case of Ivrea, an industrial city during the 20th century which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in July 2018. Between the 1930s and 1960s, around the factory, Adriano Olivetti created a visionary landscape in which industrial modernisation is combined with an innovative spatial reorganization. Ivrea becomes a meeting place for a generation of architects that revolutionised the profile of the city, and left a testimony of some of the most important achievements of Italian modernism and rationalism.