We live an era where everything slides fast and the only chance we have, I think, is to follow the dynamics of a world that continually reinvents itself, trying to identify and collect stimulating suggestions, visions, re-proposing their innovative freshness with equally inspirational positive energy. It is right to search, to nourish ourselves with new narratives, innovative ideas, different from ours: a reciprocal influence can give rise to a concrete contribution to the reality in which we live and work.
Curated by Virginia Cucchi
“Mithridatism is the practice of protecting oneself against a poison by gradually self-administering various toxic products. This immunity is acquired by the repetitive and progressively increasing intake of these harmful substances. The process of creating requires possibly a certain type of Architectural Mithridatism” —Clément Blanchet
“The design is kept to the simplest expression, the least technical, the least lyrical, in fact an almost primitive structural solution. The bridge is conceived not to be an event in the city but actually a place to promote the events in the city. From an overdose of formal gesticulation, I wanted to propose a robust ‘plateau' that would last and contribute to unify the right...
“… If you believe that the human spirit deserves and is capable of better than it as gotten environmentally … if you believe in the human spirit at all, go to the Corcoran … ‘The Architectural Vision of Paolo Soleri’ is an important and beautiful show … His philosophical and environmental perceptions offer a sudden, stunning pertinence for today....
“The aboriginals, were a people who trod lightly over the earth; and the less they took from the earth, the less they had to give in return. They had never understood why the missionaries forbade their innocent sacrifices. They slaughtered no victims, animal or human. Instead, when they wished to thank the earth for its gifts, they would simply slit a vein in their forearms and...