Just 21 days after the inauguration of Expo 2020, Dubai Interni celebrates a summit with some of the most representative architects protagonists of the historic event. Architecture is among the arts the discipline that more than any other marks the epochal cultural passages and EXPO DUBAI 2020 - postponed to 1 October 2021 - is the appointment that presents the manifestos of the New Architecture of the transpandemic era.
The meeting involves the artistic direction of the Italian Pavilion, the architects of the pavilion and will give the figure of the direction that our country is pursuing in the field of design and research: Italy is a country that has completely converted to the sustainability that it translates into beauty, culture and innovation.
But it will also be a moment of encounter with the visions of architects who have ventured into the design of national and thematic pavilions for a collective vision of the future here and now. 170 years have passed since the first Universal Exhibition in London: in that period of complicated social, political and communication relations, a great event was needed that would create relationships between activities and discoveries made by the various participating countries, it was very useful and necessary. Today, in the era of hyper-communication, one could question the real need to implement an event that involves significant travel and economic commitments. But once again the answer lies in the sense and ecumenism of Expo: the comparison between different cultures, the stimulus to work in the direction of a sustainable world and a circular economy, the opportunity to meet for the first time in the emirates dissolve all doubts and underline the essential value of being there, of all being there.
Welcome Gilda Bojardi INTERNI Director
Paolo Glisenti Section Commissioner General for Italy Expo 2020 Dubai
Gerard Evenden Senior Executive Partner, Head of Studio - Foster + Partners
Teemu Kurkela Founder and Creative Partner - JKMM Architectsx
Davide Rampello Professor, artistic director, cultural consultant
Carlo Ratti founder of CRA - Carlo Ratti Associat, director of MIT Senseable City Lab
Italo Rota architect
Sergei Tchoban Founder and partner - SPEECH architectural office
Christian Tschersich Head of Projects - Laboratory for Visionary Architecture Berlin
Andrew Whalley President - Grimshaw
Manuel Follis, journalist, moderates
The talk is realized with the support of the Italian Pavilion Expo 2020 Dubai