Ephemeral Architectures

Nowadays, in the face of worsening of the energy and environmental emergency, the reduction in natural resources and the scarcity of economic means in many areas around the planet, it is as timely as ever to question the role of architecture and the need to adopt less violent, more environment-friendly and human friendly transformation modalities. For this reason, we asked Gianni Pettena e James Wines to engage in a dialogue to tell their story and the history of the “radical virus”. This outline of general reflections on interdisciplinarity and on the relationship between architecture and art, communication and ecology, has also inspired a focus on a selection of ephemeral works, as opposed to traditional works of static architecture, designed to resist over time. The purpose is to investigate alternative use of public space, which have always existed over history, as a response to some contemporary needs.

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