BOLOGNA, ITALY -- On Friday, September 27, the Architecture Gallery will welcome Alberto Ferlenga and Giovanni Chiaramonte for a discussion of the San Cataldo Cemetery in Modena, which was designed by 1990 Pritzker Prize winner, Aldo Rossi. The event is part of the Cersaie 2019 “building, dwelling, thinking” cultural program and concludes the “Spazi Sacri” (“Sacred Spaces”) photography workshop that began at the end of May in collaboration with CasabellaFormazione.
Alberto Ferlenga is the Rector of the IUAV University of Venice and Full Professor of architectural design at the same university. He is the founder and chairman of the Villard Association, which organizes the eponymous seminars and the international Villard d’Honnecourt doctorate. He has held visiting professorships at numerous European and North and South American universities, including Delft, Miami, Clemson, San Juan de Puerto Rico and Lima. Since 2008, he has served as director of the Doctorate School of IUAV. He has authored numerous works, including monographs devoted to Aldo Rossi, Dimitris Pikionis, Hans Van der Laan (with P. Verde) and Joze Plecnik and Ljubljana (with Sergio Polano); a guide to the Roman cities of North Africa and a new edition of “Architecture. Essay on Art;” as well as essays and articles published in leading international journals. He has curated a number of exhibitions at the Triennale in Milan, at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, at the Maxxi in Rome and at the Palladian Basilica in Vicenza. He has also designed exhibits such as the Italian Pavilion at the 5th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale in 1991.
Giovanni Chiaramonte is an Italian photographer and photojournalist. Ever since his first explorations of the Italian landscape, Chiaramonte’s work has taken the form of a personal sequence of images in which the photographs are each significant but together acquire an extraordinary narrative force. A distinctive feature of his photography is the use of a square format based on the 6- x 6-inch negative. He attributes symbolic value to the square, a relationship between earth and sky in which all the elements find their rightful place. Chiaramonte has participated in personal and collective exhibitions all over the world and has published around 100 photo shoots for major architecture magazines. He currently teaches History and Theory of Photography at the IULM University in Milan, at the Faculty of Architecture in Palermo and on the Master’s course on Form in Milan.
Now in its 11th edition, the “building, dwelling, thinking” cultural program will once again host a wide range of events, including conferences given by internationally acclaimed architects and designers in the Architecture Gallery.