23/09 | 12:30pm EDT
The ongoing global pandemic is forcing us to rethink the word VOID, that we all experienced with the lockdown and the social distancing - an empty space in our homes and cities, but also a feeling of unhappiness because someone or something is missing.
Instead of filling the void, we'd like to explore the positive and generative possibilities of new forms of the empty space with Davide Pizzigoni, architect, scenographer and artist, author of The shape of the empty space, and Bruce Kuwabara, one of Canada’s leading architects, founding partner of KPMB Architects, in conversation with moderator Francesca Molteni.
30/09 | 12:30pm EDT
The body gives us movement and mobility. It is also a locus of pleasure, pain, intimacy, strength, mortality and politics. The physical restrictions forced upon us by COVID-19 have made us rethink our relationships with our own bodies and those of others.
Dancer, choreographer, and artistic director of Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata Zab Maboungou and Professor of Aesthetics, Poetics, and Rhetoric Chiara Cappelletto in conversation with moderator Sascha Hastings.
7/10 | 12:30pm EDT
Breathing is necessary to life - we all learned that one of the symptoms of COVID-19 is shortness of breath. It's a process common to the earth, the forest, human beings. We depend on nature for this primary function - plants are providing us the air to breathe through photosynthesis. Our mind is related to it, as the ancient greek "psyché" (ψυχὴ) means breath, soul and life.
Professor of General Arboriculture and Arboreal Plantations, Director of the University Museums including the Botanical Gardens in Palermo, Paolo Inglese and multidisciplinary artist, architectural designer and researcher Philip Beesley in conversation with moderator Francesca Molteni.
14/10 | 12:30pm EDT
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread and an effective vaccine and/or treatment have yet to be found, the world economy is the most fragile it has been in recent memory. Many people who were already marginalized or living precariously are now at high risk of being left behind completely.
What does care mean in today’s world? A discussion with architect Simone Sfriso of TAMassociati and The Power Plant Contempory Art Gallery director Gaetane Verna, moderated by Sascha Hastings.