Padiglione Italia – Biennale Architettura 2010

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Edition: 12. International Architecture Exhibition - People meet in architecture directed by Kazuyo Sejima (29 August - 21 November 2010)
Titolo del Padiglione Italia: AILATI. Rilfessi dal futuro
Curator: Luca Molinari
Commissioner: Mario Lolli Ghetti
Catalogue: Ailati: riflessi dal futuro, 12. Mostra Internazionale di Architettura La Biennale di Venezia, Padiglione Italia, a cura di Luca Molinari, Skira, Milano 2010


Curator Luca Molinari's project "Ailati. Riflessi dal futuro" - created for the Italian Pavilion at the 12. International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia (29 August - 21 November 2010) - looked at contemporary Italian architecture as an opportunity and at the same time as an active laboratory on our country undergoing a profound metamorphosis that calls for new solutions and visions for new metropolitan areas, the landscape and the widespread historical and artistic heritage.


The exhibition turned simultaneously to the recent past, the pressing present and the near future as a single time to be read and understood in order to build tools that allow us to look ahead and produce new quality. Italian quality projects, research and experimentation were shown to the rest of the world, proposing a view of architecture as a civil art, attentive to reality and to people, capable of producing visions and solutions for a restless society in profound transformation, but which should be provoked by architecture to live the spaces of contemporaneity with more attention and courage.


The success of the Italian Pavilion has ensured the visibility and recognition that has sometimes been lacking in recent years, bringing back to the centre of attention the lines of activity of excellence represented by Italian architecture. In addition to making the most advanced results visible, the exhibition became a tool for establishing new relationships and networks between public, private Italian and foreign entities that, through the system of conferences and public events that were produced over the three months, animated the Italian Pavilion.