Extra-planetary Architecture for Human Space Exploration.
Self-deployable Space Stations in Low-Earth Orbit, habitats on the Moon, Mars and its satellites.
Valentina Sumini, Postdoctoral Associate at the MIT MediaLab in Tangible Media, will present her research on investigating human-material and inter-material interaction for sustaining astronaut life in space.
Architecture + Oenology: Parallel Trajectories
Eric Keune - Design Director, SOM
Rachael Lowe - Beverage Director & Sommelier, SPIAGGIA
DIMENSIONS OF CITIZENSHIP
Ann Lui, Asst. Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Curator of the U.S. Pavilion. Founding Partner, Future Firm
Iker Gil, Faculty, School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Associate Curator, U.S. Pavilion. Director of MAS Studio and founder of the design journal MAS Context.
Jonathan Solomon, Chair, Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects at School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Director of the U.S. Pavilion
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AN ARCHITECTURAL JOURNEY THROUGH ITALY
Guest speaker: MAURO GALLI, Tour Crafters Inc. and President of Italian American Chamber of Commerce. He graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence.
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ARCHITECTURE IN ITALIAN MOVIES
The panelists will discuss how filmmakers use architecture not as a backdrop and content of the film but as a device to materialise the inner conflict of their characters. He will show one or two clips from different movies that show cases the use of “doors” to illuminate the concept.
- Examine the role of architecture in visual storytelling
- Use architecture and space as a storytelling device
- Identify subjective ideas that is objectified through use of space
Our guest speakers:
JOAN CRAIG, Lichten Craig Architecture + Interiors
ALIREZA KHATAMI, Filmmaker and assistant professor at De Paul University
PRESERVATION WITH PURPOSE
The speaker will illustrate preservation and restoration work accomplished over the past 20 years. Individual projects accomplished by E & A and others will be used to describe how the field of restoration is adapting, and sometimes resisting the needs of our current society.
- Learn how to apply sustainable technology to historic buildings.
- Learn about current historic preservation practices.
- Learn about restorations of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings.
JOHN EIFLER, Principal at Eifler & Associates Architects
CITIES IN ITALY, METROPOLITAN AREAS AND URBAN DYNAMICS.
Cities in Italy, a reflection on the urban transformation of various Italian cities, comparing it with the ability of professionals to relate themselves to these transformations. A focus on strategic intervention's arrangements aimed at implementing the right urban policies for the future development of territories.
LIVIO SACCHI, Italian National Council of Architects (CNAPPC)
Introduction by ZURICH ESPOSITO, Executive Vice President AIA Chicago
Italian Trade agency, Trade Promotion Office of the Italian Embassy
Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico (the Italian Department of Economic Development)
CNAPPC, Consiglio Nazionale degli Architetti (the Italian National Counsil of Architects)
Italian American Chamber of Commerce - Midwest
INTERSECTION OF DESIGN, ART AND FASHION:
THE PRADA FOUNDATION
EDOARDA CORRADI DELL’ACQUA, Adjunct Professor, Department of Civil , Architectural and Environmental Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology
TONYA GROSS, Executive Director, Chicago Fashion Incubator
ANNALISA VICARI, Director, International School of Comics