Meeting with Piero Frassinelli.
Tuesday, 14 May, 7:00 pm
The first workshop on the new format, AANT “Crossover”, explores the study of Design and compares different fields of knowledge, creating unexpected and profitable crossovers.
The series of workshops will start Tuesday, 14 May and be opened by Piero Frassinelli, Architect of the famous architecture firm Superstudio in Florence and representative of radical architecture in Italy. He will take us through all the research and design that was carried out applying anthropological methods to analyse architecture as a social phenomenon.
Don’t miss it!
Piazza della Rovere 107 – Roma
For information contact: Ph. 066864008 – email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gian Piero Frassinelli – born in Porto S. Giorgio (FM) in 1939 – In 1960, he entered the Faculty of Architecture in Florence. During his university studies, he also took up anthropology and participated at student protests. He obtained his degree in 1968 and started working in the architecture firm Superstudio where, up until it closed down in 1986, he worked on research and design, applying anthropological methods to analyse architecture as a social phenomenon. He then continued working as an architect until 2003. From 2003 to 2015, he took care of the firm’s archives. Between 2012 and 2016, he held Anthropology courses in Design at IED in Rome. Just recently, the publishing house Quodlibet published his latest book Design e antropologia: riflessioni di un non addetto ai lavori (Design and Anthropology: Reflections of a non Expert).
Superstudio is an architecture firm founded in 1966 in Florence by a group of fresh graduates of architecture. They were among the promoters of the fair in Pistoia, Superarchitettura, that took place the same year. The first architects were Adolfo Natalini and Cristiano Toraldo di Francia and were subsequently joined by Roberto Magris, Alessandro Magris, Giampiero Frassinelli and Alessandro Poli. Together with Archizoom Associati, Gianni Pettena, Lapo Binazzi,U.F.O. and others, they were the representatives of radical architecture. Their research highlighted thoughts and themes that are to this day still current, such as the “continuous monument” and the “supersurface”. Superstudio became known at an international level in 1972 when the firm participated at the fair MoMA Italy New Domestic Landscape. It also gained popularity at a national level when, in 1978, it participated not at the Venice Architecture Biennale but at the Visual Art Biennale – Art and Nature.