Among the multiple literary events taking place during the four-day festival BookCity Milan 2016, Interni brings the writings, by three major Italian designers, to the audience. The initiative, named Architects read architects, aims at describing the everlasting relationship between writing and designing. The texts will be gone through and commented by an architect.
All three expositions, free of any charge, will be held at 5pm in Sala Bertarelli at Sforza Castle, in three different days. On November 18th, Patrizia Ranzo will talk about the writings by Ettore Sottsass, well-known designer who’s able to communicate concepts in such a straightforward and intelligent way that the reader cannot but be grasped by the author.
The following day, November 19th, Amate l’architettura by Gio Ponti will be presented by Stefano Boeri, stressing the need of architects to also write books, essays and reflections in addition to designing.
The last meeting, on Sunday 20th, will be centred on Scritti di Domenica by Alessandro Mendini, who will lead a discussion with the art historian Loredana Parmesani.
To sum up:
Interni at BookCity 2016 – Architects read architects
Sforza Castle – Sala Bertarelli
Friday 18 November – 5pm
Texts by Ettore Sottsass read by Patrizia Ranzo
Saturday 19 November – 5pm
“Amate l’architettura.” Stefano Boeri reads Gio Ponti
Sunday 20 November – 5pm
“Scritti di domenica.” Conversation between Alessandro Mendini and Loredana Parmesani