‘landskatinganywhere’ presents the history of architecture, cities and skateboards

The “landskatinganywhere” exhibition realized by Arc en Rêve, architecture center in Bordeaux, celebrates the practice of skateboarding and its relationship with architecture and the city through a series of photograhs, models and life-scale replicas of skating modules.

 

'Landskatinganywhere' at arc en rêve centre d'architecture, Bordeaux © Rodolphe Escher

‘Landskatinganywhere’ at arc en rêve centre d’architecture, Bordeaux © Rodolphe Escher

 

The ambition of landskatinganywhere is to make known and acknowledge skateboarding in its cultural and artistic dimensions. Conflicts of use are real: often perceived as some sort of troublemakers authorized to play in the skateparks, where they have their own “right to the city”, skaters explore, test and negotiate public space.  (more…)

“Entropy and Urban Space” the first major retrospective of Gabriele Basilico in Spain

The exhibition comprises 185 photographs, including his famous series “Milano, ritratti di fabriche”, as well as broad selection of over 70 books published by Basilico over the years and four videos on various aspects of his work, offering a general view of his entire photographic career.

 

Dunkerque, 1984 © Archivio Gabriele Basilico di Giovanna Calvenzi

Dunkerque, 1984 © Archivio Gabriele Basilico di Giovanna Calvenzi

 

Museo ICO presents “Gabriele Basilico. Entropy and Urban Space“,the first comprehensive retrospective of this Italian photographer in Spain. The exhibition of Basilico, known as The photographer of the city, explores his stylistic and conceptual evolution throughout his career, from the romantic view of his early days in search of visual order amid the apparent chaos of the postmodern metropolis.

A total of 185 photographs, a selection of over 70 books published by the Milanese photographer over the years and four videos offer us a view of his work throughout his photographic career. The show is part of the Official Section of PHotoEspaña 2017 and may be visited until 10 September. (more…)

Architecture collective Assemble wins Turner Prize 2015

The jury’s decision was revealed on December 7, awarding a body of work that often deploys unconventional means, is self-initiated, self-made or self-organised, subverting typical hierarchies and procedures surrounding the realisation of architectural spaces.

 

Granby Four Streets © Assemble

Granby Four Streets © Assemble

 

The Turner Prize 2015 has been awarded to Assemble, the architecture collective. The results of the 2015 edition of the Prize were announced on the 7th of December at Tramway, Glasgow, in partnership with Tate. The £25,000 prize was presented by artist, musician and songwriter Kim Gordon during a live broadcast on Channel 4.

The jury applauded the strength of all the nominated artists’ work: Janice Kerbel, Bonnie Camplin, Nicole Wermers and Assemble, who were awarded the prize for working in tandem with communities to realise a ground-up approach to regeneration, city planning and development in opposition to corporate gentrification. (more…)

Piazza Garibaldi inauguration at Naples by Dominic Perrault Architecture

After the inauguration of the subway station in December 2013, it is now the turn of the piazza, redeveloped following a design by the French architect and member of the jury for the BigMat Award ’13.

 

Piazza Garibaldi / Dominique Perrault Architecture © Peppe Maisto

Piazza Garibaldi / Dominique Perrault Architecture © Peppe Maisto

 

After a striking proposition made on the occasion of the international architecture competition for the creation of the future TAV (high speed train) Napoli station – Afragola in 2003 – the architect of the Grande Bibliothèque and BigMat Award ’13 member of the jury is entrusted, from 2004, by the Metropolitana di Napoli, with the studies for the redesigning of the Piazza Garibaldi, but also the realisation of the eponym subway station on the new line 1. It’s an effervescent scene where the Neapolitan intensity explodes, and where more than 50 millions of people pass by every year. (more…)