Carlo Aymonino: research through the study of public and private Archives and Collections

by Valentina Ieva
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A double European event to introduce the new line of Research promoted by T.E.S.I. (European Interuniversity Experimental Theses Project) and FFMAAM  (Francesco Moschini’s Fund Architecture Modern Art), archive devoted to the "Archives of Contemporary Art" and to the Funds and collections that preserve the drawings of architect Carlo Aymonino.

Courtesy: Collezione Francesco Moschini e Gabriel Vaduva A.A.M. Architettura Arte Moderna

It is a research study conducted by Vincenzo D'Alba and Francesco Maggiore with the scientific and cultural collaboration of Francesco Moschini and Gabriel Vaduva; this project started with the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Basilicata, in the context of the PhD entitled "Architecture and Urban Phenomenology", coordinated by Antonio Conte, under the guidance of Angela Colonna.

Courtesy: Collezione Francesco Moschini e Gabriel Vaduva A.A.M. Architettura Arte Moderna

The universities where this research project has been presented were the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne in Paris, as part of a Seminar directed by Jean-Philippe Garric, and the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon, during the “Seminário International Arquitecturas-Imaginadas. Desenho-Cidade”, coordinated by António Pedro Janeiro.

Seminar at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne in Paris

 

“Seminário International Arquitecturas-Imaginadas. Desenho-Cidade”, coordinated by António Pedro Janeiro at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon

The study aimed to investigate Carlo Aymonino’style (Rome, 1926-2010) through the systematic study of public and private,  national and international Archives and Collections. The research was conducted by analysing archival documents in the major collections dedicated to Carlo Aymonino.

 

Following this pathway Carlo Aymonino’s AAM Architecture Modern Art Fund, the Centre Pompidou and the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca has already analyzed, but the project intends to also involve other important institutes and Universities such as the Research Center and Archive Communication of Parma (CSAC), the University Institute of Architecture in Venice (IUAV), National Museum of XXI Century Arts in Rome (MAXXI) and the University of Tor Vergata in Rome, where Aymonino’s personal library has been housed.

This research is an original archival work which may allow us to reconstruct cultural and professional steps and phases of an architect, Carlo Aymonino, who has investigated the relationship between city, architecture and representation for over sixty years of activity.

“Seminário International Arquitecturas-Imaginadas. Desenho-Cidade”, coordinated by António Pedro Janeiro at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon

Recollecting the steps and the events that have marked Carlo Aymonino’s personal and professional history could represent a great opportunity  to rebuild a significant "memorial" in the Italian architectural and cultural landscape.

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    • Valentina Ieva

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      Bari / Italy

      Laureata in Ingegneria edile-architettura, giornalista per professione, web writer per diletto. Amante di architettura, design, fotografia e libri di carta. Dipendente dai social, Instagram e InstaStories su tutti. Affamata di vita, viaggi e storie da scoprire. Qualunque forma d'arte mi affascina da sempre e non posso pensare una vita senza: emozioni forti, immaginazione, buona musica, cucina pugliese, sole e gatti. Per dirla con le parole di Battiato, non potrei vivere senza: ‘un soffio al cuore di natura elettrica’!)

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