The Project of History-Histories of Projets

Colloque international « The Project of History- Histories of Projects », architecture et histoire en Italie dans la seconde moitié du 20e siècle, se tiendra les 16 et 17 novembre à l’université de Florence.

The multifaceted and nuanced relationship between history and design has marked late twentieth-century Italian architectural culture, and have been its most distinct characteristic on the international scene.
This conference aims to explore the exchanges, tangencies, overlaps and frictions between designers – of the architectural object as much as of the city and the territory – and architectural historians in the cultural, political, economic, and social context of Italy in the second half of the 20th century. Intended to discuss the specific contributions of individual figures, moments, and sites of exchange, it invites studies based on archival research that are also open to questioning the broader historical, cultural, and disciplinary conditions that shaped dialogues between architects and historians in post-war Italy.
The goal is to promote new and broader research directions through critical interrogation of well-identified case studies. This conference focused on the Italian scene will be the first of two, followed by a second conference, to be held in Lyon in the autumn of 2024, that will explore the echoes of Italian design/historical culture on the European and global scene.

Le second volet scientifique se tiendra à l’ENSA Lyon en novembre 2024

/ Conférence hommage à Paolo Portoghesi le 15.11.23

Benjamin Chavardès et Lorenzo Ciccarelli donneront une conférence hommage à Paolo Portoghesi, architecte italien, théoricien et professeur d'architecture de l’université La Sapienza de Rome, spécialiste de l'œuvre de Francesco Borromini, mort en mai 2023.
La conférence aura lieu à l’Institut français de Florence.

/ Direction scientifique

Benjamin Chavardès (ENSA Lyon) et Lorenzo Ciccarelli (Université Florence, Italie)

/ Comité scientifique

Marco Biraghi (Politecnico di Milano), Denise Costanzo (Penn State University), Philippe Dufieux (École nationale supérieure d’architecture de Lyon), Sabine Frommel (École Pratique des Hautes Études), Andrew Leach (University of Sydney), Paolo Portoghesi (Sapienza Università di Roma), Franco Purini (Sapienza Università di Roma), Daniel Sherer (Princeton University), Paolo Zermani (Università di Firenze)

/ Partenaires

Università di Firenze
Institut Culturel Italien de Lyon
Institut Français de Florence
Ordine degli Architetti di Firenze