Cancelled the exhibition East. Italian Stories of Travel, Cities and Architecture - Fondazione Giorgio Cini Onlus

Cancelled the exhibition East. Italian Stories of Travel, Cities and Architecture

The exhibition, curated by Luca Molinari studio and scheduled from April 30 to June 30, is cancelled, in view of a new and different location in the future programming of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini.


Description of the project:


This exhibition, curated by the Luca Molinari Studio, presents the stories of places and cities that look to the east of the world, starting from Italy, which is the mainstay of the exhibition narrative. EAST highlights the tales and experiences of Italian travellers and architects, RPBW-Renzo Piano, aMDLCircle-Michele De Lucchi, Studio Fuksas, Archea Associati, Piuarch and Mario Cucinella Architects, who have shown an original ability to understand new places, their identities and cultures, generating narratives capable of producing new visions for the countries that hosted them. At the heart of the exhibition is “the Italian way of doing things”, which eschewed colonising practice in favour of dialogue and the assimilation of different worlds. This also implied being able to imagine and construct spaces and places that became significant for the countries in which travellers and architects settled. Through various scales of study, the exhibition analyses regions that over the last thirty years have been characterised by significant and profound social, political and urban changes,
involving addressing complex post-ideological situations that required original visions and ideas.
The common thread running through the narrative is made up of the examples of convergence and
dialogue between Italian culture and these places at different times in their history thanks to a  selection of items from the Fondazione Giorgio Cini Archives. In fact, each place and each story involve a comparison of the historical narrative with the contemporary world, building new short circuits that will fascinate the visitor and highlight the value of the Italian contribution to the architectural debate.