"Savage Architecture", an exhibition and book by Davide Sacconi focusing on the research conducted by Gian Piero Frassinelli (Superstudio) and his recent work with studio 2A+P/A, is coming to Milan. The presentation will be held on February 8 in Guido Nardi Exhibition Space at Politecnico di Milano with Gian Piero Frassinelli (Superstudio), Gianfranco Bombaci and Matteo Costanzo (2A+P/A), who will talk about it with Marco Biraghi and Valter Scelsi.
The exhibition and book look at Frassinelli’s research in 4 stages, corresponding to 4 different projects: from the Anthropology Study Centre (1968) which constituted Frassinelli’s graduate thesis to Twelve Ideal Cities (1972) and his recent projects in collaboration with studio 2A+P/A, such as Budapest Ethnographic Museum (2014) and the Central Archive of Human Cultures (2015). His architecture is called "savage" because it does not impose reason over the "political dimension of man". It is a voyage illustrating the relationship between architecture and man, in pursuit of an alternative form of planning which is not based on blind faith in the virtues of economics and technology that tend to dominate the human condition today. After Milan, the exhibition will travel to Paris and Rome.
Title: SAVAGE ARCHITECTURE - Gian Piero Frassinelli, Superstudio and 2A+P/A
Dates: 8 – 27 February 2017
Location: Guido Nardi Exhibition Space, Politecnico di Milano - Italy