Fragments Meeting Architecture British School at Rome
Since 2013 the Meeting Architecture programme held at the British School at Rome in partnership with the Royal Academy of Arts of London, now in its third edition, has investigated the potential for interaction between architecture and other disciplines covered by the institute such as the visual arts, history and archaeology.
The title of the 2015 edition, FRAGMENTS, brings to mind not only the “fragment” as a ruin but a personal object, the photograph. The link between memories of our own experiences and material elements becomes the starting point for investigation of how memories, emotions and ideologies are linked with what they contain. There will be a special focus on the effects of war on our architectural heritage , when buildings are destroyed intentionally in order to eliminate identities and cultural ideologies.
The series of events begins on December 10 with a lecture entitled “Culture, identity and genocide” by architecture critic Robert Bevan and a preview screening of the documentary The Destruction of Memory, based on his book The Destruction of Memory: Architecture in War (Reaktion Books, 2006), directed by Tim Slade.
The series continues until June 2017, with a focus on the Middle East in the events in 2015-2016 and on Central and Eastern Europe in 2016-2017.
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