Mondo Novo | Ep. 4, Economies
Italy is the country with the most architects per capita in the world. Although the real estate market is constantly growing, the increase in investments corresponds to a contraction of the potential market intercepted by architects and chronic dissatisfaction among professionals. Divided into three parts, this episode of the Public Program offers a critical analysis of the architectural profession, its positioning within the broader context of cultural labor, and the story of innovative practices that allow to imagine new trajectories and economies for the discipline.
Five dates to reflect on the crucial issues facing architecture today, with some of the most important and innovative protagonists on the international scene: this is Mondo Novo, the Public Program of the Italian Pavilion at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia promoted by the Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity of the Ministry of culture, which will take place at the Grassi Theater, Venice, between May 20 and November 26, 2023. Mondo Novo, curated by Fosbury Architecture in collaboration with Palazzo Grassi – Punta della Dogana, Pinault Collection, has been organized with the support of Bottega Veneta.
Guest curator: Salvatore Peluso
Salvatore Peluso (1989) is a freelance journalist, educator and independent curator, active between Milan and Catania. He studied architecture at the Polytechnic of Milan and at the ETSAM in Madrid. Since 2016 he has written on architecture, art and design for various magazines, including Domus, Elle Decor Italia, Lampoon and STIRworld. For Abadir – Academy of Design and Visual Communication based in Catania, he conceived and is the creative director of the Heritage Innovation master's degree, which deals with the redesign of marginal territories and internal areas with a transdisciplinary approach. He is among the founders of DOPO?, a space dedicated to cultural work and shared recreation, in the Corvetto district of Milan.
Institute of Radical Imagination + Biennalocene
A workshop facilitated by Biennalocene, an assembly of Venice cultural and art workers.
Guest: Institute of Radical Imagination + Biennalocene
Introduction: Fosbury Architecture + Salvatore Peluso
CNAPPC + ULLARC
Discussion on the state of the art of architecture in Italy. Seeking to highlight ways and tools to operate today in the national context, as well as outlining trajectories for the future of the discipline.
Guest: CNAPPC + ULLARC
Moderator: Salvatore Peluso
A conversation on speculative real estate and screening of the short film, The Demolition Drama, featuring economic and ecological models by the collaborative architecture practice b+ and the European Citizens’ Initiative, HouseEurope!.
Guest: B+ HouseEurope!
Moderator: Salvatore Peluso