Talks in English by Renowned Architects

Alberto Iacovoni

This week brings two architecture lectures to Florence that will be held at local American universities and open to the public.

On March 7 at Palazzo Vettori (via Cavour 26, 7 pm) Kent State University welcomes David Trottin, founding partner at renowned multidisciplinary French architecture firm PÉRIPHÉRIQUES MARIN + TROTTIN ARCHITECTES, to discuss the innovative work he and Emmanuelle Marin, the firm’s other founding partner, have brought to the world of architecture. Their more than 20 years of colorful and intricate work has coined the term “anti-ego,” describing their fierce desire to go against the grain of traditional architecture.

The next day, March 8 (n.b. because of illness, the event has been postponed to Wednesday, March 15), California State University (CSU Florence, via G. Leopardi 12) is hosting Alberto Iacovoni: at 6 pm in Aula Magna he will give a talk entitled THIS IS NOT A REVOLUTION. Iacovoni is an award-winning designer whose work has been widely published in prestigious architecture publications all over the world. In 1996 he became a founding member of ma0, an interdisciplinary architecture firm whose wide body of work spans interactive/multimedia installations to urban landscape design.

Iacovoni has lectured at various institutions such as the National Institute of Architecture, NABA in Milan, and Cornell in Rome. Since 2000 he has been teaching at IED (Istituto Europeo di Design) in Rome where he is currently the Scientific Director.  (tessa lucia debole)