The Savage Architecture project curated by Davide Sacconi was presented on February 26 at the Italian Cultural Institute in London. The project consists of an exhibition continuing until March 23 at the Architectural Association in London and a book published by Black Square – Milan about the research of Gian Piero Frassinelli, of the Superstudio collective, and his recent work with architectural practice 2A+P/A.
The starting point is Frassinelli’s graduate thesis, his 1968 plan for an “Anthropology Research Center”. The exhibition continues with scenarios from the “Twelve ideal cities” project dated 1972 up to the architect’s recent work with studio 2A+P/A: the plans for Budapest Ethnographic Museum (2014) and an archetype of a Central Archive of Human Cultures (2015).
In these four basic stages the Savage Architecture project presents fifty years of research and work based on the intersection between architecture and anthropology, revealing a possible alternative to the unconditional faith today’s world places in economics and technology.
Title: Savage Architecture Gian Piero Frassinelli, Superstudio and 2A+P/A
Dates: February 26 – March 23 2016
Location: Architectural Association – London / Italian Cultural Institute - London