The archive tells itself. The books of the Renzo Piano Foundation. Curated by volumes Renzo Piano Foundationwith Lia Piano Curated by Anna Merci Architecture exhibition and exhibition project. Realization of Puricelli.
Hall Aula Magna - Università degli Studi di Milano
The exhibition: “The Archive Tells its Own Story. The books of the Renzo Piano Foundation” presents the eleven volumes published by the Renzo Piano Foundation in the hall of the Aula Magna, each devoted to a single project by the great Italian architect and edited by Lia Piano, creator, curator and director of the Foundation’s editorial programs. Since 2007, the Foundation, founded in 2004, has undertaken the publication of a series of monographs on projects by Renzo Piano and the Renzo Piano Building Workshop. The publication of the monographs develops parallel with the work of reorganizing the documentation, enhancing the value of drawings and sketches that are largely unpublished and represent one of the most important activities of the Foundation itself. The history of each project by the office is reconstructed chronologically, from the first visit to a construction site to the inauguration of the building, through sketches, drawings, models, records and memories of the work on site. Renzo Piano’s own accounts and the testimonies of leading figures are faithfully recorded and transcribed, making the Foundation’s monographs veritable travel journals that accompany the reader in every phase of that extraordinary adventure that is the creation of a work of architecture. On September 10, a talk will also be hosted in the Hall of the Academic Senate, involving Lia Piano together with Fulvio Irace and Francesca Molteni. An important opportunity to present the video “The Power of the Archive” to the public of Interni, and to speak of the important activities undertaken over the years by the Renzo Piano Foundation.