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aesthetics in architecture | series of meetings

“How can an architect combine aesthetics and content, so that the process of changing behaviours and lifestyles is more effective? This theme will be discussed at the series of conferences organized by the Permanent School of Living in Tuscany from 23 to 27 July.

23 to 27 July 2018 | 19 Professional Training Credits (CFP)

Monday, 23 July | Aesthetics as a language of culture

Aesthetics is the search for a way to represent meaning. It is a cultural practice necessary to define a personal and a collective identity. It is the set of expressive forms influenced by need, desire, sensitivity, and economic and symbolic sense that characterize individuals, their relationships and the social space they live in.
Speeches by Cristina Muccioli, Roberto Tagliaferri, Rodolfo Lacquaniti, and Franca Marini

Tuesday, 24 July 2018 | Aesthetics as anaesthesia of architecture

The aestheticization of architecture involves the removal of all social, economic and political concerns, i.e. of all “disrupting dimensions”. In this process, the political and social contents are absorbed and nullified, while the seduction of images opposes any social commitment, including implicit commitments. The aesthetics of architecture thus becomes the anaesthesia of architecture.
Speeches by Franco Farinelli, Carlo Pozzi, Giandomenico Amendola, and Enzo Fiammetta

Thursday, 26 July | The aesthetics of social justice

Architects can change the space around people, transforming it so that it preserves and protects not only the happiness of the body, but above all the mental happiness of people who risk losing their dignity.
MORNING: guided tours of the Bertarelli Foundation Forum, the biodynamic winery of Collemassari and the Siloe Monastery with architect Edoardo Milesi
AFTERNOON: lectures by Stefano Steffenoni, Marco Giommoni, Marco D’Eramo, and Paolo Cantoresi

Friday, 27 July | Aesthetics in Roman times

The great monuments left by the ancient Romans were mainly intended to solve, contain and control environmental problems (aqueducts, ports, roads, infrastructures) and social problems (theatres, circuses, squares).
Speeches by Michele Manigrasso, Stefano Campana, and Carlo Citter