SERIES: Architecture in drawings that visualise and construct the habitus residing in the architect’s mind - Under the aegis of Orazio Carpenzano, Head of the Faculty of Architecture, Università La Sapienza in Rome.
SPEAKER: Giuseppina Grasso Cannizzo
DATE: Thursday 27 April, 6 pm
PLACE: Palazzo Venezia, Sala del Refettorio
A ream of paper flying through the air with a man pursuing it – a work by Jeff Wall as well as a painting by Hokusai. This image illustrates the process triggered when it comes to lending shape to a new project. Some of the sheets of paper have already been written on and some are blank. The moment they fall to the ground, you realise that some contain measurements, standards, notes, desires and requests. You are forced to examine, separate, classify and record all of them. You pinpoint the differences, establish links and separate the data, organising them in folders. The whole framework becomes more precise and then you open the folder of blank sheets. You have to determine a strategic solution that resolves, correlates and organises the contents of the folders of filled sheets. At this point, the project takes shape and every stage of exploration requires more checks. In the end, there are no more blank sheets, only project sheets. Constructing begins. Constructing ends at the moment of final verification when the building on paper has taken shape and begins to fulfil the purpose for which it was conceived.