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LECTURES: Fri, November 2, 2012

Amit Wolf: Superarchitecture: Between Political and Architectural Experimentalism

Friday, November 2, 1pm
Room 160

Moderated by Todd Gannon

The "Superarchitettura" exhibitions opened a progression of seismic shifts in Italian architecture. Staged in 1966 and 1967 in Pistoia and Modena, they laid out design tactics and futuristic environments that would come to characterize Superarchitecture throughout its lifespan. Superarchitecture proposed new models of practice that criticized the state of architecture, particularly the utopian politics of the Italian Neo-rationalists architects. This talk tackles the intellectual collaborations and partnerships of the superarchitects with Italy’s post-political avant-gardes.

Amit Wolf came to Los Angeles in 2005 after practicing as an architect in Milan, Italy. He has curated several exhibitions and events collaboratively in Los Angeles, and has worked with major architectural firms, such as AECOM and Gensler. His practice is dedicated to developing varied commercial and residential projects in the Los Angeles area. He previously taught courses in architectural history and theory at Otis and at UCLA. Wolf currently teaches at SCI-Arc and works on a large scale exhibition of Aldo Rossi's early career.


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