Shipwrecks-Means of Conflict

Tile project space, from 14th to 18th April 2015, Milan.

Shipwrecks are the shrinking point where two groups of young architects with diametrically opposed approaches share their takes on the complexity of today’s architectural practice. As at the dawn of postmodernism or of other periods of transition, the debate proposes once again an eternal clash of visions extending the scope of action beyond the theoretical practice. The trajectories of Raumplan and Parasite 2.0, one searching stable roots in the past and while the other project into the future, are sometimes coinciding, sometimes colliding. It thus becomes necessary to show some relevant confrontation’s dynamics, with reference to historical precedents such as global tools where different approaches find a common ground, a shared interface where translating central themes in common tasks. Housed in tile project space, shipwrecks showcase the work of the two groups exhibiting their differences. With the exhibit opening, Tile held two days of debate with different personalities with the aim to investigate the possibility of a shared space in which to discuss the transformation of contemporary practice even in its most radicalized and conflicting aspects. The debate aim is to transform a conflict ground in a flywheel for the hypothesis of mutations.


15th April 2015 H18.30: Positions/Oppositions.
with Ugo La Pietra, Matteo Ghidoni (San Rocco) and Marco Biraghi.


16th April 2015 H18.30: Points of View.
With Parasite 2.0, Raumplan, Fosbury Architecture, IRA-C, Guido Tesio, Rem Magazine.


Moderator: Gizmo.
Photo: Parasite 2.0 and Tile Project Space.