videogalleryVIDEOSCAPEArchitecture, structure and shape
videogallery – free admittance
curated by Irene de Vico Fallani
The history and projects that have challenged and redesigned the function and aesthetics of monumental and collective spaces in major cities around the world.
Emblematic is the case of the Iberê Camargo Foundation, the only work in Brazil signed by Álvaro Siza, and the United States Pavilion for Expo ’67 in Montréal, designed by an extended group of architects. Stories of great designers where the architect’s profile coincides with the engineer’s. Like Frei Otto, a pioneer in the design of tensile structures and the field of sustainability and author of the Mannheim Multihalle – and great women, architects and designers such as Lilly Reich and Maria Giuseppina Grasso Cannizzo.
The film screening also focuses on innovations related to the search for a more virtuous relationship between design, environment and natural resources – such as the Ciguë agency’s architects, studying the potential of endemic materials – or the use of i-Mesh fabric created with the support of cutting-edge technologies. Design but also the visionary gaze and critical reflection of artists on contemporary architecture’s political and social value, with works by Driant Zeneli and Alfredo Jaar.
header: Žanete Skarule, Flying Monks Temple, 2017, film still, foto Ansis Starks
The architecture of engineers
The videogallery show is linked to the Technoscape exhibition – at MAXXI until 10 April – the tale of the relationship between structural engineering, whether vernacular or cutting-edge, and the invasion of technology into our operating and living spaces.