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
“… 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...
“The Greeks had two words to mean life and existence. Life is the fact that we move in the world, are in the world and exist in the world. Existence is the form taken on by life: given the external conditions, political conditions, traditional and cultural conditions and so on. I‘m not interested in life at all, I’m interested in existence… As a designer, as an architect...
“The sensory perception of a speech, a person or a work of art is an extremely sophisticated process, which goes beyond the rational attitude with which we have been used to interpreting reality”, —Ettore Sottsass