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The company Neolith®, which produces Sintered Stone, is organising this event in a series of roundtables in different countries. The aim of these roundtables is to learn from the immediate situation we each find ourselves in currently, and begin to analyse together how the future of social and public life might unfold.There are new pressures on the way we use our homes, and challenges to using the physical spaces outdoors. As we begin to reuse schools, shops and workplaces yet more physical and social challenges will emerge. We will debate the responses in architecture, interior design and urban development in the short and medium-term.
We will first introduce ourselves and discuss how well we are handling new living and working from home situations in our own practices, and what approach we will advocate to those we will be advising on using space, based on health, social, environmental and other aspects. What solutions are architects looking at? What are the property and real estate implications in a world that is rapidly being converted to virtual events and online activities?. We trust that, together, we can contribute some positive analytical thoughts in order to find answers for the future. As this has not yet been covered, we will also look at the retail future.
Spaces of culture
Rethinking the spaces of culture and their post Coronavirus fruition. Will museum spaces, theaters, concert halls have a possible future in a new life characterized by social distancing? Will environments have to be reinvented in order to benefit from them? Here we are at the third appointment of our web talk, in which we will try to imagine how we could live the spaces of culture and free time, in compliance with the recent regulations issued on the matter, for the period in which we should keep social distancing, but also for time to come.
Because our reflections will have to take into account not only the contingent situation but also the socio-cultural transformations that were already underway and that sometimes made our spaces dedicated to culture appear, not always fully in step with the times. So this pandemic could be the driving force for a great cultural leap and could start the transformation of structures, environments and fruition paths, thanks also to the use of new technologies and new media.
In this process of analysis we will make use of the support of four highly experienced professionals. We will therefore start from the project, thanks to the contribution of the architect Cesare Mari, the Panstudio studio and Professor Massimo Ferrari, architect and professor at the Polytechnic.
A broader reflection on the future of dedicated spaces and the idea of a museum to come will not be missing; we will talk about it with Stefano Zuffi, art historian specialized in museology and museography and curator of exhibitions of ancient and modern art throughout Italy. With Stefano Gargiulo, scenographer and for some time engaged in the use of multimedia in scenic and exhibition projects, we will instead understand what the added value of using new technologies may be both from a creative point of view and as a facilitator of use. A broad and decisive panorama, especially for a country rich in culture such as Italy, whose heritage could be more enhanced, with the support of new tools and ideas.
Daniela Dirceo, professional journalist, has been dealing with architecture, design and sustainability for years, themes that she now considers to be her favorite. She graduated in Genoa, his hometown, in Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, then moved to Milan to pursue the dream of becoming a journalist. She enters the School of Specialization in Social Communications of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, where he obtains her master's and internship. She became a professional journalist in 1993.
In the meantime she collaborated as a reporter with Il Giorno, Il Giornale, La Voce, Panorama Economy. She deals with new media and new technologies and their impact on society as head of service at Gruppo Editoriale Agepe. Then Editor in Chief at the 24 Ore Group, responsible for the Content Factory editorial staff. She also oversaw the creation of necklaces of books published by the 24 Ore Group such as: The Guides of the Gastronaut by Davide Paolini; the Plus 24 Books in collaboration with the editorial staff of Plus 24, The lawyer in your pocket; The books of The Expert answers, Master 24, Sales Academy. Also for the 24 Ore Group, since 2009 she has also been involved in the realization of the magazine How to renovate the House, as editor-in-chief, to then become its director in 2014.
She was Lecturer Professor at the Polytechnic of Milan, Faculty of Industrial Design, course degree in sociology of cultural and communication processes, teaching Media Culture.
Cesare Mari, architect born in Bologna in 1953), has been dealing with museum installations and art exhibitions for forty years. After university studies in Florence, with two classmates -Paolo Capponcelli and Mauro Dalloca- in 1980 he created PANSTUDIO architetti associated, a studio that is still active in various fields of architecture, but which mainly deals with museological projects and has curated the preparation of museums and many temporary exhibitions of archeology, ancient and modern art, photography, in Italy and abroad.
Over time he has created the fittings of the Medieval Civic Museum and the Museum - International Music Library and the restoration and expansion of the National Art Gallery - Academy of Fine Arts complex in Bologna; the setting up of the Archaeological Museum of Terni, of the Museum Complex of the City of Barletta (Pinacoteca "De Nittis" in Palazzo della Marra and Civic Museum in the Norman-Swabian Castle) and of the Campano di Capua Museum. He recently created the set-up of the Gioachino Rossini Museum in Pesaro (2019) and dealt with the exhibition reorganization of the headquarters of the Pistoia Musei Foundation (Palazzo De ’Rossi, Palazzo Buontalenti and Antico Palazzo dei Vescovi (in progress).
Among the more than 150 exhibitions set up in forty years of activity, to remember those from the 1980s in Bologna ("The Age of Carracci", "Guido Reni", "Guercino"), "Vatican Treasures" (Denver, Mexico City, Manila - 1993-95), "Isis" (Milan, Royal Palace - 1997), "Blood and Arena" (Rome, Colosseum - 2001), "Mark Rothko" (Rome, Palazzo delle Esposizioni - 2007), "Bacon" and "Edward Hopper" (Milan, Palazzo Reale - 2008 and 2010). Among the most recent: "Paul Klee" (Milan, MUDEC - 2019), "Van Dyck. Court painter" (Turin, Gallerie Sabaude - 2019), " Antonello da Messina "(Milan, Palazzo Reale - 2019)," Modern Italy 1945-1975 "(Pistoia, Palazzo Buontalenti - 2019)," Etruscans "(Bologna, Museo Civico Archeologico - 2020).
From 1995 to 2010 he worked on the restoration and enhancement of the archaeological site of Ebla (Syria). Since 2017 he is an effective member of the Clementine Academy of Bologna.
Neapolitan, lives in Milan. Graduated in scenography from the Brera Academy of Fine Arts, over the years he has increasingly linked the scenic experience to multimedia. He deals with artistic direction, the creation and production of installations, video environments, scenic, exhibition and multimedia projects in Italy and abroad, and the production and direction of institutional films, documentaries and short films. It also develops research in new multimedia technologies, applied to projects of artistic enhancement and cultural heritage.
Since 2013 he has taught the course "Exhibitions and installations" at the Civic School of cinema and multimedia in Milan. Among the latest projects: War is not a game, Interactive multimedia installation design and realization, Historiale di Cassino 6 December 2019 6 February 2020 Naples Naples of lava porcelain and music, project and realization of videomapping for 8 synchronized projectors, Naples Museum and Real Bosco di Capodimonte from 20 September 2019 to 20 September 2020 The Body of the Idea, Imagination language in Vico and Leopardi, scenic and multimedia concept and exhibit, project created for the National Library of Naples, on display at the Royal Palace of Naples from March 21, 2019 to July 21, 2019.
Dear Gioachino ... Short film, produced by the San Carlo Theater of Naples and Rai Cinema on the occasion of the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the death of Gioachino Rossini. Presented at the 75th Venice Film Festival 2018 in the Venice Days section. Four '900 authors for 4 storytelling and multimedia settings projects Elsa Morante, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Umberto Saba, Carlo Levi. Permanent installations for the Spazi '900 museum of the Central National Library of Rome 2017/18.
Massimo Ferrari is an architect, PhD in Architectural and Urban Composition at the IUAV in Venice, is associate professor in Architectural and Urban Composition at the Politecnico Milano. Since 2015 he has been President of the board of directors of the Ricci Oddi Gallery and since 2017 he has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Scientific Society Icar 14 PROARCH.
From 2010 to 2017 he was editor of the architecture magazine «Casabella». He is the curator of publications on architecture and art and directs his research mainly to the architectural project and the relationship between form and structure.
Independent art historian, specialized in Museology and Museography. He professionally deals with cultural dissemination, through various channels: the publication of books in Italy and abroad (over a hundred, some of which have been translated into various languages), the curating of necklaces, the collaboration with radio directories and journals specialized in travel and culture, participation in the activities of cultural associations, the organization of courses and conferences.
In recent years he has been involved in organizing and curating exhibitions of ancient and modern art in different cities of Italy. Among the titols coming out in 2020: The tale of painting from Giotto to Caravaggio (Hoepli); Raphael must not die (Francesco Brioschi publisher).