The fourth edition of Milano Arch Week, women’s perspectives and post-Covid strategies

Anupama Kundoo, Odile Decq, Benedetta Tagliabue, Elizabeth Diller, Steven Holl, Lina Ghotmeh Architecture, Martha Thorne, Juan Navarro Baldeweg, Momoyo Kaijima,

Roland Halbe, Gianluca Di Ioia, Iwan Baan,


Milano Arch Week, Event,

The fourth edition of Milano Arch Week aims to give balanced visibility to experiences and projects from all over the world, and it reserves ample space for a variety of female architects and the richness of their perspectives. The guests include Odile Decq, Izaskun Chinchilla, Elizabeth Diller, Anupama Kundoo, Lina Ghotmet, Momoyo Kaijima, Benedetta Tagliabue and Martha Thorne.

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The fourth edition of Milano Arch Week, women’s perspectives and post-Covid strategies Today is the first day of Milano Arch Week, the fourth edition of this event in Milan that focuses on architecture, urban transformations, community spaces and the future of cities. It is promoted by the Triennale Milano with the City of Milan and Politecnico di Milano, partnering with the Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli. The President of Triennale Milano, Stefano Boeri, is the artistic director.
Milano Arch Week focuses on space, not just the urban area, exploring potential and limits posed by the momentous challenges of our present: the health emergency, climate crisis, the increasing spread of technology, the transformation of places to grow, and forms of citizenship and community.
The fourth edition is running from 18 to 20 September. The May version was streamed live and wholly online. In contrast, this time the organizers have opted to combine the digital version with the physical presence at the premises of Triennale Milano, Politecnico di Milano and Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli. This hybrid solution means you can attend wherever you are in the world, which is really exciting because some outstanding guests will be participating, including some key women players in the architecture scene: Izaskun Chinchilla (Spain), Odile Decq (France), Elizabeth Diller (Diller Scofidio + Renfro, USA), Lina Ghotmeh (Lebanon/France), Momoyo Kaijima (Atelier Bow-Wow, Japan), Anupama Kundoo (India), Benedetta Tagliabue (Italy/Spain), Martha Thorne (Spain).
Milano Arch Week will kick off at the Politecnico di Milano at 5 pm on Friday 18 September with official greetings, and the keynote speech by Madrid-based architect, Juan Navarro Baldeweg, for which registration is required. The evening will then continue online with talks by Izaskun Chinchilla at 7 pm and by Benedetta Tagliabue at 8 pm. 
Saturday 19 September at the Triennale will be full of meetings, round tables and discussions and these will be joined by an online marathon with the international guests, which can be seen on the Triennale YouTube channel and on the Facebook pages of Milano Arch Week Triennale: Momoyo Kaijima (3.30 pm), Lina Ghotmeh (4.30 pm), Odile Decq (5.30 pm), Anupama Kundoo (6.30 pm). Continuing online at 7.30 pm, Elizabeth Diller and Martha Thorne will be chatting with Stefano Boeri; a lecture by Steven Holl (8.30 pm) will close the programme. The speeches, in English, will also be broadcast in the Salone d’Onore at Triennale.
People who want to actively move can participate in Milano Strade Aperte on Saturday morning, take a bike tour is the new tactical urban planning projects of the City of Milan.
Milano Arch Week continues on Sunday 20 September at the Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli with the About a City programme, featuring “A Human Place”, discussing people, needs, rights and aspirations of the people who live in the city, territories and communities to rethink the places we inhabit in the aftermath of the crisis. There are three areas: school, combining knowledge and experience for growth and development; the right to housing and new forms of shared living; imagery, to reflect on recent transformative trends in the cities and places where we live. 
We look forward to three days packed with talks, lectures, round table discussions and workshops, art and more, a must-see event for lovers of architecture.

Christiane Bürklein

Milano Arch Week, from 18 to 20 September 2020
Images: see captions
Foto Triennale, ph. Gianluca Di Ioia
The Shed, Liz Diller, ph. Iwan Baan
Fondazione Giacomo Feltrinelli
Izaskun Chinchilla - Madrid
Mile Long Opera, Liz Diller, ph. Iwan Baan
Santa Caterina Market, Benedetta Tagliabue, ph. Roland Halbe
Stone Garden, Lina Ghotmeh, ph. Iwan Baan
Find out more: https://www.milanoarchweek.eu/


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