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In Response to Disasters

Lotus 170 (2020)

"The life expectancy of architecture has a span that stretches from the construction site to the ruin. If we exend that span even farther we have, before its construction, the whole space of its conception and, after the ruin, that of its disappearance"(Jean-Christophe Bailly). For example, analysis of Gropiu's Bauhaus in Dessau today reveals how the entire span of these passages in the end leaves behind fragments, shreds, that when laid out on an operating table do not reach the stage of the ruin. In the face of the adventures of the project observed over the span extending from the construction site to the ruin, we present an interesting survey (with cases ranging from the cathedral of Notre-Dame to new modes of recomposition of the landscape) that helps us to see the difficulty, if not the complete impossibility, of an architectural object returning to nature. As a consequence Ruskin's aspiration for the return of the work of architecture to the womb of nature at the end of its life cycle remains problematic.

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Laboratorio di pittura murale / Mural Painting Workshop
Nina Bassoli
Quel che resta del Bauhaus / The Remains of Bauhaus
Sonia Calzoni 
Nuovi colori per Klee e Kandinskij / New Colors for Klee and Kandinskij
Dopo Tessenow / After Tessenow
European Center for the Arts Hellerau
La grande sala / The Large Hall
Gaia Piccarolo
Festspielhaus Hellerau 1911-2020
Notre-Dame de Paris
Pierluigi Nicolin
La foresta di Notre-Dame / The Forest of Notre-Dame
After the Storm
Italia nordest, ottobre 2018 / Northeast Italy, October 2018
Raccolta / Collection
Dopo la tempesta. In viaggio verso altri luoghi / After the Storm. Journey towards Other Places
Maite Garcia Sanchis
Diaspora. Emigrazione di una foresta / Diaspora. Emigration of a Forest
Andrea Tagliapietra
Usi filosofici della catastrofe / Philosophical Uses of the Catastrophe
A Leaf-Shaped Animal Draws the Hand 
Daniel Steegmann Mangranè
Pirelli HangarBicocca, 2019-20
Natura naturans
Meg Webster, Roxy Paine
Villa e Collezione Panza, Varese, 2015-16
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Central Park, Taichung, Taiwan, 2011-20
Lagoon after the Mall
Tanian Spring, Tanian, Taiwan, 2020
Silvano Petrosino
C'è sempre dell'altro / There's Always Something Else