polit(t)ico research lab is a versatile research platform focusing on architectural theory, epistemology, and the arts. 

polit(t)ico research lab is a versatile research platform focusing on architectural theory, epistemology, and the arts. 

it is a center for creative and experimental research, and promotes seminars, talks, workshops, symposia, exhibitions, performances, and publications.

it is a center for creative and experimental research, and promotes seminars, talks, workshops, symposia, exhibitions, performances, and publications.

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imagination requires practice. an architects' job

imagination requires practice. an architects' job

lecture
06.02.2020 h 15:00

lecture
06.02.2020 h 15:00

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workshop by Marco Cappelletti
8–9.10.2019

The workshop held by Marco Cappelletti will aim to create a narration by images that adheres to the specificity of the photographic medium and will be open to students of any year and faculty.

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the mannerist condition

call for papers + symposium
2020

Aspects of Mannerism have persisted for so long that architects and historians like Robert Venturi, Colin Rowe, Manfredo Tafuri, and Arnold Hauser have reflected on the current relevance of a broader Mannerist Condition.

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the mannerist condition

call for papers + symposium
2020

Aspects of Mannerism have persisted for so long that architects and historians like Robert Venturi, Colin Rowe, Manfredo Tafuri, and Arnold Hauser have reflected on the current relevance of a broader Mannerist Condition.

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LECTURE: Imagination requires practice. An architects' job
06.02.2020

Architectures surround us without necessarily being houses, temples, theaters or buildings in general. Life itself has its own architecture, reading it, working on it, redesigning it without mentioning it. Clouds, cages, molds, dance, areostats, drones, pinballs, cheeses, processions, waves... A way to learn that the hand and the mind belong to the same container and one absolutely needs the other.

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LECTURE: Creative Process
06.02.2020

Architectures surround us without necessarily being houses, temples, theaters or buildings in general. Life itself has its own architecture, reading it, working on it, redesigning it without mentioning it. Clouds, cages, molds, dance, areostats, drones, pinballs, cheeses, processions, waves... A way to learn that the hand and the mind belong to the same container and one absolutely needs the other.

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The Mannerist Condition Call for Paper

the mannerist condition

the mannerist condition

call for papers + symposium

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in memoriam / exhibition at Yale Architecture

In Memoriam presents tombs that architects design for themselves, in the past and the present, as a starting point in a conversation about memory and death in Architecture. What do we as architects choose to remember and honor—and how?

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call for participants / workshop of Padiglione Italia @ Biennale 2020

The educational program workshop of the Italian Pavilion, curated by Prof. Alessandro Melis (Portsmouth University, UK) is a traveling seminar with a visit to some places covered in the 2020 Biennale.

deadline 31.01.2020 / Read the Call →

architecture biennale pisa

Polit(t)ico supports the third edition of the Architectural Biennale of Pisa through a call for actions addressed to universities! 

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NASA international space apps challenge

Polit(t)ico Lab is partecipating to 2019-2020 edition of NASA Space App, an international hackathon for coders, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, technologists, and others in cities around the world, where teams engage with NASA’s free and open data to address real-world problems on Earth and in space. 

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fellowship

Polit(t)ico promotes every year a short-term visiting fellowship. The 2019 Visiting Fellow is Elisa Dainese. The next call for Visiting Fellows will be announced soon.

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Polit(t)ico Research Lab is a versatile research platform sponsored by the University of Pisa, focusing on architectural theory, epistemology, and the arts.

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