Città vs Campagna
The event is part of the third edition of MAXXI's Città Come Cultura project, promoted and supported by MiBACT
In the context of the Città Come Cultura project, Triennale Milano is proposing Città vs Campagna online event, a consideration of life in the city and the habits of city people following on from the recent pandemic. The rebirth of the villages, on one hand, and the need to rethink the Italian city centres, on the other, have become central themes to analyse and tackle for a nation with a urban and rural historic legacy like Italy’s, cutting across the whole country and hugely varied in potential.
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Co-ordinated by Lorenza Baroncelli, Triennale Milano’s Artistic Director, the meeting’s speakers will include: Stefano Boeri, Triennale Milano President, and Giovanna Melandri, President of Maxxi, who will look at the rebirth of the villages theme; Domenico De Masi, sociologist, who will speak of the way the pandemic is transforming the world of work; Ezio Manzini, design for sustainability scholar, who will consider the 15-minute city concept; and Luca Bergamo, Rome Councillor for Culture, and Tommaso Sacchi, Florence Councillor for Culture who will analyse the changes taking place in the historic city centres. An extract from the film Omelia contadina (Peasant Omelia) by Alice Rohrwacher and JR will be screened at the opening of the meeting. Its director, Alice Rohrwacher, will describe the way the film was conceived as cinematic action designed to stave off the disappearance of thousands of years of farming culture. Furthermore, part of the event will be devoted to constructing a reference bibliography for the city-village relationship, with writers Sarah Gainsforth, Roberta Petronio and Roberto Staglianò introducing their books.