Thursday 1 January 1970

Tripoli medina mediterranea

venerdì 11 luglio, ore 18.00
MAXXI B.A.S.E. – Sala Graziella Lonardi Buontempo – ingresso libero

There is no unequivocal definition of the Mediterranean: it is a broad concept, with multiple facets, while the recent Middle Eastern conflicts have further accentuated this fragmentary nature.
The case of Libya and in particular Tripoli, a Mediterranean city with a composite urban structure described by Ludovico Micara, professor of Architectural and Urban Composition and author of the book Tripoli medina mediterranea is to be seen and studied within this context.

Tripoli, more than others, has been a centre of exchange and combinations that have given rise to conflicting contaminations of idioms, styles and social groups.
This process of transformation towards a metropolitan and global dimension has created discontinuity with the existing urban fabric and at the same time has forced the city to confront its landscape and its geography: The great void of the desert behind it and the sea in front.

Lucio Caracciolo Editor of “Limes”
Ettore Janulardo Art historian
Victor Magiar Union of Italian Jewish Communities
Angela Marino Aquilla University
Luisa Musso Roma Tre University
Rubens Piovano Italian Institute of Culture, Tripoli
Vieri Quilici Roma Tre University

Carmen Andriani University of Genoa