Pier Vittorio Aureli, the Opposite Shore. Public lecture


Academy of Architecture

Date: 27 October 2022 / 19:30

Public Lectures 2022/23

A case for the urban
Lecture program curated by the Institute of Urban and Landscape Studies ISUP


Pier Vittorio Aureli
The Opposite Shore

Introduction by Jonathan Sergison, Director ISUP

Thursday, 27 October 2022 7:30 p.m.
Teatro dell'architettura Mendrisio

Pier Vittorio Aureli
An architect, he teaches at the Architectural Association in London, where he is Director of studies in the PhD program. Visiting Professor at Yale School of Architecture, he has taught at the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam, at the EPFL and at Columbia University in New York. He is the author of several books.


A case for the urban
The series will be useful in outlining the context in which the architect will operate in the various political and cultural, national and European (and other) changing contexts. Indeed, the transformations of society are in a very strong interdependent relationship with the changes of the physical city and territories, their spatial organization, and the formal and the functional aspects of buildings and public infrastructure. Understanding how this relationship transfers into design approaches is doubtless one of the central topics of the discourse on architecture today.

In fact, as introduced by Prof. Jonathan Sergison, director of ISUP and curator of this series of public lectures: '...if our school can be understood as one that positions itself within a humanist tradition, it follows that the social function of architecture should be seen in relation to cities, urban forms of responsibility and societal consciousness...'

The lectures will see the participation of four leading architects, theorists and practitioners from Barcelona, Brussels, Paris and Zurich.

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Free entrance subject to availability
The Lecture is also streamed live on www.arc.usi.ch