San Rocco – Innocence: magazine presentationThursday, November 4, 2010 16:58
cover and inner cover San Rocco – Innocence (Toyo Ito, White U Axonometry)
What: Magazine launch | San Rocco – Innocence
Where: Cluster | Via della Basilica 13, 10122 Torino (1st flr)
When: November 5 2010 h.18:30
Who: San Rocco is an idea by 2A+P/A, baukuh, Stefano Graziani, Office KGDVS, pupilla grafik, Salottobuono, Giovanni Silva. Open to the public.
Cluster is pleased to host the presentation of San Rocco a new magazine on architecture printed and bound in Italy. The presentation, a pre-launch of the magazine, will be held during Turin’s annual contemporary art fair Artissima in the form of an open discussion. The panel will include: Carlo Olmo, Architecture historian, Il Giornale dell’Architettura; Joseph Grima, Architecture critic and curator, Domus magazine; Marco Rainò, Architect, brh+; Michele Bonino, Architect, MARC; Subhash Mukerjee, Architect, MARC; Federico De Giuli, architect and founder of Cluster.
San Rocco takes its name from an ordinary place in Monza, and its inspiration from an unrealized project which was designed for it by Giorgio Grassi and Aldo Rossi in 1971.
Written by architects San Rocco claims to be neither “particularly intelligent nor philologically accurate” but instead intent on revealing the potential of what they define as ‘Innocent Architecture’, an innocence evoked by the two young architects in the never built San Rocco project back in the 70s.
“San Rocco proposes the possibility of reusing architectural traditions that lie outside of individual memory without erasing individual contributions. In San Rocco, common doesn’t mean dry, and personal does not mean egomaniacal. San Rocco seems to suggest the possibility of an architecture that is both open and personal, both monumental and fragile, both rational and questioning.”
The premiere issue of San Rocco on innocence includes written contributions by international architects including: Stefano Boeri, Marco Brizzi, Guy Châtel, Daniele Pisani, Joana Rafael, Pier Paolo Tamburelli, Chistophe Vam Gerrewey, Milica Topalovic, Job Floris and others.
The event is open to the public.