upcoming or postponed
”FACADISM is a series of photographs in which I’ve digitally removed the volume of certain types of architecture. The objective is to dissociate the face of a building from its body; that is to say, to reduce its existence in space (3D) to a flat surface (2D).
Applied to the Borgo
Rizza, it is a question of revealing that the buildings that comprise it; Casa del Fascio, Entity of Colonisation, school and fire station were instruments of power rather than real functional structures. Therefore, when the fascist regime fell, they were immediately and totally abandoned. Recently, however, thanks to local and European funds, a group of Borghi has been reborn under the guise of green tourism, favouring this use over its attractiveness to contemporary fascists for the symbolism of the site. This project echoes the ’Potemkin villages’, an expression designating a trompe-l’oeil for propaganda purposes.”
The fundamental pedagogical approach of the course Decolonizing Architecture is based on the articulation of sites, concepts, and people. Each participant is asked to choose a particular site, understood as a site of action and a site of knowledge. Concepts emerging from the research site provide a grounded theoretical approach to the practice.
During the spring semester Decolonizing Architecture shares the concepts that informed this year individual and collective research.