Tag Alessandro Melis

14-09-2021

"Resilient Communities”, architecture as caregiver in the Cyberwall installations at the Venice Biennale

In a recent interview Alessandro Melis, curator of the Italian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, explains the significance of the "Resilient Communities" project and talks about some interesting sections of the exhibition. Among these, "Architecture as caregiver", section featuring projects in which architecture becomes a means of ensuring our well-being and health. Some key examples are the Cyberwall and Cyberwall II installations, made with Active ceramic surfaces developed by the Iris Ceramica Group and customised by architect Alessandro Melis himself, thanks to Design Your Slabs, the Group’s innovative technique that makes it possible to transfer any image or illustration onto large ceramic formats. The use of Active Surfaces, in other words surfaces with antibacterial and antiviral, anti-pollution, anti-odour and self-cleaning properties, render the Cyberwall installations eco-active and able to contribute to a sustainable and resilient future.

Philippe Sarfati presents Territories, or: how will we live together with architecture

04-06-2021

Philippe Sarfati presents Territories, or: how will we live together with architecture

French architect and photographer Philippe Sarfati has presented his book Territories in the Italian Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition at Biennale di Venezia. In the context of an event in the pavilion curated by Alessandro Melis, Sarfati shows how the photographic representation of architecture influences its reception and, consequently, its resilience.

Resilient Communities: the Italian Pavilion at Biennale di Venezia

28-04-2021

Resilient Communities: the Italian Pavilion at Biennale di Venezia

In a live-streamed event on April 23, architect Alessandro Melis presented "Resilient Communities", the Italian Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia, promoted by the Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity of the Italian Ministry of Culture. The theme of the pavilion becomes a voyage in search of answers to the momentous challenges facing architecture and our way of living on Earth today, not in order to simplify them, but to acknowledge the complexity that surrounds us.

Episodio 22: Alessandro Melis different forms of expressive arts

26-02-2021

Episodio 22: Alessandro Melis different forms of expressive arts

In this second part, we talk together with Alessandro Melis about the different forms of expressive arts, expanding the architecture discourse with radical visions, and utopian-dystopian scenarios embraced in the world of mass media, literature, comic books, graphic novels, manga, films, sci-fiction, and cyberpunk. 

Episodio 21: Alessandro Melis

12-02-2021

Episodio 21: Alessandro Melis

In our podcast, Alessandro Melis shares his idea of architecture, embracing notions and transversal contaminations coming from evolutionary biology, neurology, paleoanthropology, and all those specialized fields complementing his research. Anticipating a foretaste of the Italian Pavilion for the Venice Biennale 2021, as curator, he will guide us on a journey through his ‘mini lab’, a jungle inhabited by strange creatures, filled with cyber tones, to be part of a Resilient Community.

SCALIURBANI - Green Edition Digital Week

22-09-2020

SCALIURBANI - Green Edition Digital Week

From September 22 to October 8, the Order of Architects, Planners, Landscape Architects and Conservators of the Province of Livorno will be promoting the festival titled SCALIURBANI. The event, featuring over one hundred prestigious guests, including architects and designers such as MVRDV, Fernanda Marques, Andrea Maffei and Alfonso Femia, will focus on issues relating to eco-responsibility and sustainable development for architecture, city, territory and landscape projects to be completed in the foreseeable future. The fully digital version is part of the circuit of events promoted by the European Union with a focus on Sustainable Development.

ONSTAGE: INTERVIEW WITH ALESSANDRO MELIS

25-05-2020

ONSTAGE: INTERVIEW WITH ALESSANDRO MELIS

“If we wish to see grandeur in life, we must discard our selfish and anthropocentric view of evolution and learn to see it as Darwin did, as the random but unfathomably rich source of 'endless forms most beautiful and wonderful’. Any rational view of nature tells us that we are a simple branch on an immense bush”, - Stephen Jay Gould

A FUTURE ON RESILIENCE

12-05-2020

A FUTURE ON RESILIENCE

"The only true realist is the visionary", - Federico Fellini

Scaliurbani Architecture Conversations in Livorno

05-06-2019

Scaliurbani Architecture Conversations in Livorno

Italy has a new fixture in the panorama of events dedicated to architecture.

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