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D71

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2022

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2021

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N21

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S142

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2019

I
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N16

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D67

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2018

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D64

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I42

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2017

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D57

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S73

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D34

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D33

D32

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D97

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S77

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C21

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C16

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S101

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S103

S104

S81

S82

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S85

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W11

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W9

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S111

S112

S89

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S91

S92

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I28

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I26

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I22

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I17

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D26

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D28

D27

D25

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D22

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S53

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S55

S56

S32

S33

S34

S35

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I
I
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C15

L9

C14

C13

L8

C12

C11

L7

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S57

S58

S59

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S36

S37

S38

S39

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I
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O3

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S61

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S40

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S42

S43

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I
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T19

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S65

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S46

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I9

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S70

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S48

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S50

S51

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2013

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L4

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T16

T15

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S9

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I
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S29

S30

S27

S28

S24

S25

S26

S20

S21

S22

S23

S16

S17

S18

S19

S11

S12

S13

S14

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2012

I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I

N9

N8

N7

+

I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I

D18

D17

D16

D15

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I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
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I
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C3

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C2

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L1

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I
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I
I
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I
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I
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I
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W4

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W3

T13

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I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
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S8

S7

S6

S5

S4

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2011

I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I

N6

+

I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
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D14

D13

D12

+

I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
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C1

+

I
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I
I
I
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I
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+

I
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I
I
I
I
I
I
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W2

+

+

I
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I
I
I
I
I
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2010

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I
I
I
I
I
I

+

I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I

D11

D10

D9

D8

D7

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I
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I
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I
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I
I
I
I
I
I
I
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+

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+

I
I
I
I
I
I
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2009

I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I

P41

P40

+

I
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I
I
I
I
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+

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I
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I
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I
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I
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I
I
I
I
I
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I
I
I
I
I
I
I
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T11

T10

T9

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I
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I
I
I
I
I
I

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2008

I
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I
I
I
I
I
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+

I
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+

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I
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I
I
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I
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I
I
I
I
I
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S1

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2007

I
I
I
I
I
I
I
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P39

P38

P37

+

I
I
I
I
I
I
I
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D5

+

I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I

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I
I
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I
I
I
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W1

T8

T7

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I
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I
I
I
I
I
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I
I
I
I
I
I
I
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2006

I
I

P36

P34

P35

N4

N5

P32

P33

I
I
I
I
I
I

+

I
I
I
I
I
I
I
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D4

+

I
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I
I
I
I
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+

I
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I
I
I
I
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I
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I
I
I
I
I
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T7

+

I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I

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2005

I
I

P30

P31

N3

P28

P29

N2

P26

P27

N1

+

I
I
I
I
I
I

I
I
I
I
I
I
I
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D3

+

I
I
I
I
I
I
I
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+

I
I
I
I
I
I
I
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+

I
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I
I
I
I
I
I

T6

T5

T3

T4

+

I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I

+

2004

I
I

P24

P23

P21

P19

P22

P20

+

I
I
I
I
I
I

I
I
I
I
I
I
I
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+

I
I
I
I
I
I
I
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+

I
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I
I
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+

I
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I
I
I
I
I
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T2

+

+

I
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I
I
I
I
I
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2003

P17

P18

P15

P16

+

I
I
I
I
I
I

I
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I
I
I

+

I
I
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I
I
I

+

I
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I
I
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I

+

I
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I
I
I
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T1

+

I
I
I
I
I
I

+

2002

I
I
I
I
I
I

P13

P14

P12

+

I
I
I
I
I
I

+

I
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I
I
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I

+

I
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I
I
I

+

I
I
I
I
I
I

+

I
I
I
I
I
I

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2001

I
I
I
I
I
I

P9

P10

P11

P8

+

I
I
I
I
I
I

+

I
I
I
I
I
I

+

I
I
I
I
I
I

+

I
I
I
I
I
I

+

I
I
I
I
I
I

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2000

I
I
I
I
I
I

+

P7

P6

I
I
I
I
I
I

+

I
I
I
I
I
I

+

I
I
I
I
I
I

+

I
I
I
I
I
I

+

I
I
I
I
I
I

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1999

I
I
I
I
I
I

P5

P4

+

I
I
I
I
I
I

+

I
I
I
I
I
I

+

I
I
I
I
I
I

+

I
I
I
I
I
I

+

I
I
I
I
I
I

+

1998

I
I
I
I
I
I

P3

P2

P1

+

I
I
I
I
I
I

D1

+

I
I
I
I
I
I

+

I
I
I
I
I
I

+

I
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I
I
I

+

I
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B

Books

Catalog Emerging Resilience.
Reimagining voids through sharing values

B1

B10
La Musica Contemporanea e il Suo Spazio

Author: Andrea Branzi
Editore: Elisa C. Cattaneo

Language: Italian
Dimensions: 18 x 12 cm
Pages: 50
Print: Monochrome
Binding: Paperback

Place of publication: Siracusa
Publisher: LetteraVentidue
Year of publication: 2023
ISBN: 978 887 644 6771

Link:
letteraventidue.comissuu.com

‍Riferendosi ad un vuoto progettuale di almeno 50 anni (con genesi nella dialettica tra Adorno e Benjamin degli anni Trenta, fino alla musica concettuale di John Cage di metà Novecento e agli esiti ultimi di Philip Glass), Andrea Branzi riconferma in questo saggio la propria posizione di sovvertitore delle logiche concettuali e spaziali del progetto: come fenomeno “inatteso”, la Musica contemporanea genera nuovi prototipi urbani, compositivi, cognitivi inaspettati.

L’inatteso, nello specifico, non è solo la musica come generativa di un nuovo layer urbano, ma è una terza via di pensiero sullo spazio in toto. Spazio che viene disassato dalle logiche compositive visive e oggettuali tipiche della modernità, matrice di una prassi monodirezionata, verso una dimensione più aperta, orizzontale, sensoriale: una nuova esperienza intellettuale e di immaginazione.

B9
Interni o esterni. Per una nuova Carta d'Atene

Author: Andrea Branzi
Editor: Elisa C. Cattaneo

Editorial Team Lead: Domenico Pertocoli
Iconographic Research: Massimo Zanella
Layout Design: Ardit Bala
Editorial Production: 24 ORE Cultura srl

Language: Italian
Dimensions: 24.5 x 16.5 cm
Pages: 160
Binding: Paperback

Place of publication: Milano
Publisher: Libri Scheiwille
Year of publication: 2022
ISBN: 978 887 644 6771

Una stimolante riflessione sulla rivoluzione urbana in corso, invisibile e inavvertita ai più, ma lucidamente riconosciuta e minutamente analizzata dallo sguardo critico e disincantato dell'autore. A partire dalla messa a fuoco iniziale, nel primo capitolo, di un nuovo modello di modernità debole e diffusa, con il correlato smottamento funzionale di tutti gli apparati architettonici e urbani, Andrea Branzi approfondisce nei successivi capitoli il processo storico di progressiva integrazione tra spazi interni e spazi esterni. Il discorso procede muovendosi originalmente sia in senso geografico, spaziando tra le civiltà non architettoniche - dagli insediamenti neolitici dei primi sapiens a quelli tradizionali del continente africano - a quelle a noi più vicine, fondate invece sul modello urbano, sia in senso cronologico, mettendo in evidenza come i differenti modelli storici di progettazione degli spazi interni derivino da fondamenti culturali autonomi rispetto agli usuali modelli teorici dell'architettura e dell'urbanesimo.

L'ultimo capitolo propone una "Nuova Carta di Atene", che sostituisce ai dieci principi dello storico documento, espressione del Movimento Moderno, dieci consigli per il presente scenario urbano nell'epoca della Terza Rivoluzione Industriale e della globalizzazione.

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Toros. The Marking of a Territory

Photographs: Maurizio Montagna
Editor: Elisa C. Cattaneo
Texts: Ethel Baraona Pohl, Elisa C. Cattaneo
Maps and Infographics: Erzë Dinarama
Graphic design: Nicolas Polli
Color correction: Mario Govino
Project Assistant: Gaia Todeschini

Language: English
Dimensions: 27 x 21 cm
Pages: 352

Place of publication: Lugano
Publisher: Artphilein Editions
Year of publication: 2022
ISBN: 978 889 451 8689

link:
mauriziomontagna.com
artphilein.orgchoisi.info
triennale.org

The unmistakable silhouette of the Osborne bull is so deeply rooted in our minds, it has become a vernacular object in photography: widely used in art and cinema, due to its widespread recognizability and the powerful image it evokes, they could be considered one of the most potent images of the recent decade.

In Montagna’s photographies, the big Osborne signs an articulate andcontroversial dialogue with the surrounding areas. They become a means todescribe the landscape, opening a diatribe with the social and naturalenvironment and revealing the role of images as interference between public/and private, power/perception, politics and people.

Montagna’s images unveil the mechanisms of forming a disputable meaning in thelandscape.

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PARTO FACTORIES NATURE. THE NEW OPERATIVE PLAN
PRATO FABBRICA NATURA. II NUOVO PIANO OPERATIVE


Author: Elisa C. Cattaneo, Valerio Barberis
Editors: Valerio Barberis, Elisa C. Cattaneo
Curation: Antonella Perretta - Planning Office
Translations: Stephanie Carwin
Photographs: Maurizio Montagna
Graphics: Veronica Caprino, Images/Maps

Language: English / Italian
Dimensions: 28.5 x 21 cm
Pages: 251
Colour illustrations: 140 ‍
Binding: Softcover
Argument: Books ‍

Place of publication: Milan
Publisher: Skira Editore
Year of publication: 2019
ISBN (EN): 978 885 724 0534
ISBN (IT): 978 885 724 0527  

link:
skira.net

The multiplicity of procedures and strategies that have been generated in recent years in Prato, principally through the recent Operative Plan, is evidence of a phenomenon that deserves to be observed and studied.

The case of Prato, through its original vision of the issue of the environment, its essential role when it comes to transformation and reuse, and its impressive participative and communicative way of proceeding, has highlighted a new way of thinking about urban planning, outlining a new theoretical/applicative approach for the contemporary city.

Inscribable in the disciplinary parenthesis of Landscape Urbanism, the Operative Plan indeed highlights specific methodological originality, articulated through the corpus of the objectives and strategies expressed, framed principally through a transdisciplinary and innovative lens: an exportable model of a new kind of planning that is rooted in the most evolved form of urban metabolism.

Already site of urban experimentation par excellence inspired by its structure as a “factory city”  - among these, the well-known No-Stop City and the Structural Plan by Bernardo Secchi (1993-1996) - the New Operative Plan confirms Prato as an urban laboratory, through two strategies: The technology of Nature and the Project as Hologram that contains in themselves an idea of the city as a whole.

Through the solid experience and the decisions made by the Planning Office – which developed the project from the Operative Plan – and specific consultancies – including that of Stefano Mancuso on Green Benefits and Stefano Boeri on Urban Forestry – Prato, therefore, formulates a city that is wholly “resilient” even in its “development,” and through ecology responds to the global challenges of climate change but also to the local challenges of residents’ well-being, as required by the Pact of Amsterdam and the European Agenda.
Through the ecological figure, the Plan is articulated like a declas

Editors: Elisa C. Cattaneo, Sonja Radović Jelovac
Commissioner: Dušan Vuksanović, PhD
Curator: Sonja Radović Jelovac, PhD
Graphic design & prepress: Fleka d.o.o., Montenegro
Translation & proofreading: Translation agency Porta Aperta d.o.o

Language: English, Montenegrin
Dimensions: 24 x 24 cm
Pages: 442
Binding: Paperback

Place of publication: Cetinje
Publisher: Ministry of Sustainable Development & Tourism of Montenegro
Year of publication: 2018
ISBN: 978 994 052 0229

link:
fleka.me
labiennale.org

Ruolo E. C. Cattaneo: Struttura dei contenuti; Concept; Relazioni internazionali. ̋

La curatela del libro si è orientata sul considerare la resilienza - in particolare applicata ai vuoti urbani - come strategia di paesaggio abile a sostituire la prassi del progetto urbano. ̋

L’ecologia in particolare, intesa secondo una miscellanea di interventi e posizioni, diventa il focus attraverso il quale rileggere ed interpretare in termini sia scientifici che artistici il tema dello spazio offerto dalla città e dal territorio. ̋

In questa direzione, il libro diventa un corpus transdisciplinare, in grado di trasportare le nozioni ed i dati ecologici in termini poetici. ̋

Il senso generale, è quello di costruire un glossario dei vuoti urbani, una piattaforma sperimentale nella quale la tassonomia ecologica sostituisca quella della progettazione in senso stretto. ̋
Presentato alla XVI Biennale di Architettura di Venezia, il libro si snoda secondo sessioni parallele e interferenti: da un lato, quelle strettamente disciplinari, dall’altro, quelle metaforiche. ̋

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Emerging resilience. Reimagining voids through sharing values

Author: Andrea Branzi
Editor: Elisa C. Cattaneo
Editorial Coordination: Elisa C. Cattaneo, Ricardo Devesa
Tailoring of Content: Elisa C. Cattaneo
Layout: Elisa C. Cattaneo, Actor Publisher
Translation: Elisa C. Cattaneo, Stephanie Darwin
Proofreading: Elisa C. Cattaneo, Pietro Servalli, Debora Vermi

Archive work: Elisa C. Cattaneo
with: Studio Andrea Branzi, Francesca Bovalino, Daniele macchi
& with: Francesca Balena Arista, Marco de Santi, Chiara Fauda Pichet

Funding: Graham Foundation Grant Program

Language: English / Italian
Dimensions: 27 x 19 cm
Pages: 600
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Softcover

Publisher: Actar Publishers
Year of publication: 2020
ISBN (EN): 978 194 515 0739
ISBN: (IT): 978 194 515 0890

link:
actar.com
issuu.com
ribabooks.com

From radical research to contemporary design, this book collects Andrea Branzi’s work about city-design and a new opportunity to interpret and anticipate the next dynamics of society. Territories that are conceptual categories, through spaces that are offered up by reality such that design can act and perform cognitively: in this sense, the city becomes a critical concept capable of overcoming its own image. Each passage presents a precise anthropological articulation: from the concept of commodity civilization of the Sixties to that of immateriality, from the concept of the metropolis to that of the anthropological territory, in which the infinitely small and the immensely large coincide, to the point of generating and passing beyond our commonly held concept of the city.

The publication begins from the Andrea Branzi’s reflection on the relationship civility-design, from the Radical’s research on mass-production civilization to the “infinite territories”, proposing new territories able to interpret and anticipate the new dynamics of society. In particular, if the first chapters review the historical/critical works of Andrea Branzi and of Radical Movement, the last opens a new parenthesis of research, right now never expressed: the issues ignored by Modernity, like life, death, destiny and the sacred: themes which underline the new drama and the fracture between tragedy and normality, between consumerism and death, between theology and technology, between the silence of reason and the voice of an irrational reality.

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E=m2. The Project in the Age of Relativity
E=m2. II Progetto nell'epoca Della Eelatività

Author: Elisa C. Cattaneo
Editor:  Elisa C. Cattaneo, Davide Biselli, Caterina Cotardo
Graphics: Andrea Branzi, Juliet Kepes Stone, Imre Kepes Mass

Language: English
Dimensions:  24 x 18 cm
Pages: 84
Argument: Books

Place of publication: Milan
Publisher: Maggioli Editore
Year of publication: 2018
ISBN: 978-8891622440

This published research represents the third experiment on the theme of technonature, documenting the educational experience conducted at the Politecnico di Milano during the Landscape Design course in the 2016-2017 academic year. Continuing from the preceding experiment published in "Nature through the Mirror" (Cattaneo, 2016), and the international workshop "Landscape in Art and Science," this research adheres to the same conceptual principles. It further intensifies the level of experimentation, transitioning from the visible (the movement of nature) to the representation of the invisible (its sound). This shift implies not so much a diversification of content, but rather brings broader considerations into play, such as a radical departure from exact/visible systems; the paradox of representing a space without a body; and the possibility of moving from a syntactic space to an immersive one. Particularly, it acknowledges the necessity to redefine a new approach to urban design based on the principles of Landscape Ecology as a research platform and new taxonomic field. Echoing the figurations and exercises of Gerorgy Kepes at M.I.T., the experiment does not occur between the unstable dynamics of the contemporary city and those of nature, according to a process of resemblance. Rather, it attempts a precise substitution of disciplines and, in this direction, functions like the table of Borges as defined by Foucault: it seeks to alter the table of knowledge, capable of experimenting, within the limits of an educational course, another plane of understanding and conceptualizing urban design.

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Sensorial Landscape. Natural Patterns / Ecological Taxonomy

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Nature Through the Mirror. Technonatural Experiments

Author: Elisa C. Cattaneo
Editor: Gianluca Finetti, Debora Vermi

Language: English
Dimensions: 24 x 18 cm
Pages: 188
Weight: 360g
Binding: Paperback
Argument: Books

Place of publication: Milan
Publisher: Maggioli Editore
Year of publication: 2016
ISBN: 978 889 161 5282

link:
atmoferaarch.com

This book is like an assemblage of experimental scientific results. A collection of outcomes of a procedure achieved in vitro during the intensive course of Landscape Design I taught at the Politecnico di Milano in the 2015-2016 academic year.

The attempt has been to propose a renewal of the discipline that arises primarily from a conceptual experiment, and afterward as a formal result. So that an elemental process in science (observation of the object, scanning it in the laboratory, processing the outcome of the scan) will result in a new spatial modeling.

Author: Elisa C. Cattaneo
Translations: Elisa C. Cattaneo, Stephanie Carwin
Editorial Director: Pino Scaglione
Editorial Assistant: Gioia MaranaDigital
Production: Arianna Scaglione
Graphics: Blacklist Creative Studio

Language: Italian
Dimensions: 20 x 14 cm
Pages: 132
Binding: Paperback

Place of publication: Trento
Publisher: LISt Lab Laboratorio
Year of publication: 2015
ISBN:978 889 877 4265

Link: listlab.eu

“The study of ‘weak’ urbanism is both timely and apt. The topic informed the development of landscape urbanism a decade ago, and is equally evident in the emergent discourse of an ‘ecological urbanism.’ Cattaneo’s working method and extensive research illustrate how ‘weakness’ came to occupy a strong position in the disciplinary discourses and projective practices of the urban arts today.” Charles Waldheim

“Elisa Cattaneo is within the limited group of international architects able to face the crisis of contemporary design as an opportunity for epistemological reflection, investigating the intricacies of philosophy and science far beyond a simple disciplinary malaise. This is therefore difficult but precious work because it can dissolve those academic constraints that block not only the project as a cognitive and operational practice, but also in a broader sense limit the knowledge of the twenty-first century itself. Without fear of going back to the roots of the most remote theories of the avant-garde nor to the most advanced projections of today, Elisa Cattaneo reconstructs a scenario of knowledge capable of highlighting those nodes that under the definition of ‘weak thought’ hide nuclei of a ‘strong thought’ adapted to unlock the knowledge of the present and its complex and unexplored potentialities.” Andrea Branzi

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Weak City. Notes on Landscape Urbanism

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Loaded Void. City Theory since 1956
Falling Modernism and Arising Landscape Urbanism

1956.  Falling Modernism and Arising Landscape Urbanism.

The selected essays are related to the hermeneutical circle established between Europe and the U.S. after World War II. Radically changing the “geography” of architecture, this circle critically acts in the crisis of the Modern Movement.

The year 1956 in particular sees the concurrence of specific conditions (Waldheim, 2009), which open up a Pandora's box in the research on the city: the “Urban Design Conference” at Harvard University; the CIAM of Dubrovnik; the exhibition This is Tomorrow; the Alba Congress; and Hilberseimer’s projects in Detroit.

These analytical lines mark a first step in the deformation process of the dominant systems activated in architecture from the beginning of the century.

Landscape Urbanism is the latest step. Very promising, it reverses the circle’s direction, introducing North American research into European knowledge.

The book considers Theory as the new Practice.

To take power away from reality in order to introduce a new modality in knowledge, prior to a new shape: this is the first aim of the texts collected in this theoretical anthology. In order to create infinite platforms of research about the city.

Author: Elisa C. Cattaneo
Editor:  Elisa C. Cattaneo, Mirko Andolina, Giancomo Ades

Language: English
Dimensions:  21.7 x 16 cm
Binding:Paperback
Argument: Books
Book series: Politecnica
Topic: Architecture

Place of publication: Milan
Publisher: Maggioli Editore

First Edition:
Pages:930
Year of publication: 2013
ISBN (EN): 978 883 876 2574

Second Edition (Revisited):
Pages:762
Year of publication: 2015
ISBN (EN): 978 889 161 2175

Link:
maggiolieditore.itacademia.edu