Book launch: UFO

Book launch: Unidentified Flying Objects for Contemporary Architecture: UFO’s Experiments Between Political Activism and the Artistic Avant-Garde. Beatrice Lampariello, False Mirror Office. 

UFO. With this name, in 1968, a group of students from the Faculty of Architecture in Florence began to create works that altered the daily functioning of the city, the regular course of exhibitions and the organization of the territory. Designed to appear obscure in their meanings and objectives, even "unidentified", these works create an absolute coincidence between the name of the group and their work. Nearly sixty years later and after a limited number of studies, a new research conducted by Beatrice Lampariello, Andrea Anselmo and Boris Hamzeian reveals the creative intentions of the group, crossing the barrier that UFO itself had erected between its work and its interpretation. On the occasion of the publication of a book edited by Actar Publishers, Lampariello, Anselmo and Hamzeian, accompanied by Traumnovelle, present UFO's ephemeral, participatory, artisanal and protest architecture as a performative language in radical Florence; and illustrate its legacy for new generations of architects.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Booking is mandatory (click here) 

Project realized thanks to the support of the General Direction of Contemporary Creativity of the Ministry of Culture in the framework of the Italian Council program.