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.
Photo: Parasite 2.0 and Tile Project Space.
Parasite 2.0 is a design and research agency based in Milan and London. Founded in 2010 by Stefano Colombo, Eugenio Cosentino and Luca Marullo, it’s specialized in temporary architecture, interior, and exhibition design. They investigate the status of human habitats, acting within a hybrid of architecture, design, and scenography.
Parasite 2.0 has worked and collaborated with Triennale Milano, Copenhagen International Fashion Fair, Pantone, Corraini Editions, Terraforma Festival, Missoni, Nero Editions, Venice Architecture Biennale, and the Shenzhen Architecture Biennale, among others.
They have led didactic activity at Faculté d’architecture de l’université libre de Bruxelles, Design Academy Eindhoven, Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam and Politecnico di Milano. They taught at The Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, NABA Nuova Accademia Belle Arti Milano, and since 2016 they have been regularly teaching at MADE Program-Accademia di Belle Arti R. Gagliardi in Syracuse, Italy.
Parasite 2.0 were awarded the Young Architects Program MAXXI in 2016. They are represented by Operativa Arte Contemporanea Gallery and Galleria Corraini Arte Contemporanea.
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