The exhibition underway at Maxxi, curated by Pippo Ciorra, focuses on the work of Italian architects outside Italy. From pioneers Lina Bo Bardi in Brazil and Romaldo Giurgola in the US and Australia to architects like Renzo Piano and Massimiliano Fuksas who achieved success in their homeland only after working abroad, as well as the more recent experiences of Benedetta Tagliabue in Barcelona, studio LAN in Paris, Carlo Ratti in Boston, Elisabetta Terragni and Lot-Ek in New York.
The installation, designed by the architectural studio Lot-Ek and built from fragments of freight containers, underlines the exhibition’s character of "motion".
The exhibition is a story of travel, experience and, in some cases, return, in which a desire for experience abroad triggered by the European university exchange programme Erasmus, which gives the exhibition its title, is, in the most recent cases, backed up by the difficulties of the Italian economy.
Title: ERASMUS EFFECT Architetti Italiani all’Estero - ERASMUS EFFECT Italian Architects Abroad
curator Pippo Ciorra
Dates: 6 December 2013 – 6 April 2014
Location: Rome, Italy
Images courtesy of Fondazione Maxxi