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POLI-TECH STORIES: Online lesson "Renzo Piano" with prof. Federico Bucci (Politecnico di Milano)



POLI-TECH STORIES: Online lesson

The Politecnico di Milano meets the Italian Cultural Institute in Dublin.

Through its teachers, the Polytechnic tells stories of polytechnic culture: stories of science, technology and creativity, of goals achieved by its great masters, of future visions.

Born in Genoa in 1937 and graduated in architecture at the Politecnico di Milano in 1964, Renzo Piano is one of the great protagonists of international architectural culture, he won the Pritzker architecture prize in 1998 and since 2013 he is a life senator of the Italian Republic.

In 1981 he founded the Renzo Piano Building Workshop, which is now based in Genoa, Paris and New York. The lesson will deepen the work of RPBW, presenting its most characteristic themes through some of its most recent projects for museums and cultural spaces, such as the Museum of Natural Sciences in San Francisco, the extensions of the Gardner Museum in Boston and the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art in Oslo, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation in Athens.

Free online event.

Wednesday 12 October on the Zoom platform.

To register click HERE.



Federico Bucci (Foggia, 1959) is full professor of History of Architecture at Politecnico di Milano, where he is also Rector’s Delegate for Cultural Policies, Vice Rector for Mantua Campus and Chair Holder of UNESCO Chair in “Architectural Preservation and Planning in World Heritage Cities”. He has been president of Associazione Italiana Storici dell’Architettura.

He has been Visiting Professor at University of Adelaide, South Australia, at Texas A&M University, Moscow Institute of Architecture, Universidad de Los Andes in Merida, in Venezuela, at Universidad Catolica in Santiago de Chile, University of Southern California of Los Angeles and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya of Barcelona. He has worked in the archives of Albert Kahn Inc. (Detroit) and the archives of the Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montréal). He has been a member of the American Society of Architectural Historians and has delivered speeches in national and international conferences. He has been part of the editorial boards of “Domus”, “Quaderni di architettura”, “Rassegna. Problemi di architettura dell'ambiente”, “L’architettura. Cronache e storia”, and “Casabella”.

In 2012 he devised MantovArchitettura, an annual event he has since curated, comprising conferences, workshops and exhibitions dedicated to architecture, held in the monuments of Mantova and Sabbioneta.

He has published extensively in journals and books; among his monographs, Albert Kahn: architect of Ford, New York 1993; Luigi Moretti. Works and writings, with Marco Mulazzani, New York 2002; Magic city. Percorsi nell’architettura americana, Rome 2005; I musei e gli allestimenti di Franco Albini, with Augusto Rossari, Milan 2005; Franco Albini, Milan 2009; Il metodo Kahn = The Kahn method, Milan 2017; The Italian debate 1940s-1950s: an anthology, Milan 2018 and Una tradizione architettonica. Maestri della Scuola di Milano, Mantova 2020.


Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Time: From 6:00 pm To 7:00 pm

Organised by : IIC Dublino

In collaboration with : Politecnico di Milano

Admission : Free


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