THE INDEPENDENT. Urban-Think Tank
Tuesday to Friday 11 am – 7 pm
Saturday and Sunday 11 am – 8 pm
the ticket office is open until 1 hour before Museum closing
Monday 1 November 11 am – 7 pm
Saturday 6 November 11 am – 00 am
Access to the Museum requires the presentation of the EU digital COVID certificate or a negative antigen test taken within the previous 48 hours, together with an ID card. The provisions do not apply to children under 12 years of age or to persons with specific medical certifications.
a Hou Hanru project
curated by Elena Motisi
Carlo Scarpa Foyer – Spazio MINI
A reflection on utopian theories and their development within the urban setting
The sixth event in the 2017 edition of The Independent features the Urban-Think Tank group, an inter-disciplinary collective tackling theoretical aspects and practical applications in the field of architectural and urban design and planning. Founded in 1998 by Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner in Caracas, since 2010 the group has been operating within the ambit of the Zurich Polytechnic, working on an international level with people from various disciplines and promoting dialogue between developing and developed countries.
Life is movement: From the human body to the urban context
At MAXXI Urban-Think Tank is presenting Città Parangolé, a reflection on utopian theories and their consequent development within the ambit of the contemporary urban context. The project was inspired by the concept of Parangolé developed in the Sixties by the artist Hélio Oiticica, extending its cardinal principal – “ life is movement” – from the human body to the urban context.
On show in the Carlo Scarpa Foyer will be an architectural model that translates the philosophy of the alternative city as a solution for the hypothetical future city of Piacenza and a graphic wall comparing present day city life with that of the future city.
Ph. Urban-Think Tank, The 1km radius Città Parangolé City