“Creative Empathy. Architecture for a better future”
Mario Cucinella (architect and founder of Mario Cucinella Architects – MCA)
Speakers will include:
Gilda Bojardi (Editor-in-chief Interni Magazine)
Marco Delogu (Director of the Italian Cultural Institute)
Brian Ford (professor Emeritus University of Nottingham, Moderator)
“There is a clear gap between ambitions and reality regarding sustainability. Sustainability, as we imagine it, should come from networks, from relationships with citizens, from a widespread and shared culture, not just from financial planning. Imagining sustainable buildings means opening up a meaningful dialogue with the climate and the site.
It means rethinking the relationship between architecture and its engineering, not only in terms of technological solutions, but also in terms of creative synergy. We have to begin again to see architectural design in a more complex, interdisciplinary, focusing on its fundamental values, such as the social responsibility of our craft. And there can be no true sustainability without a strong determination to defend the rights of people, to give them the tools with which to live together in a correct way.
We have to replace the technological/performance perspective on buildings with that of the emotions and the pleasure of being together in a shared space. We have to think of buildings with a high degree of empathy: creative empathy”. (Mario Cucinella)
Promoted by Interni and Italian Cultural Institute.