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An Englishman in Milan
Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 18:30 - Corso Venezia 14, showroom De Padova


Fondazione studio museo Vico Magistretti and De Padova invite you to the conversation An Englishman in Milan with Gianni Biondillo, writer and architect, and Stefano Boeri, architect and urban planner.

"Here is beautiful, it seems like a little square from 1850 in Busto Arsizio. My father did this building, I did the one next to it; there, in front, is the Collegio delle Fanciulle done by my great-great-grandfather at the time of Napoleon. He was Gaetano Besia, a good architect, and here, back then, there was open countryside" so Vico Magistretti spoke about the square in front of the Church of Santa Maria della Passione that he saw from his studio. But Vico did not spare even fierce criticism to Milan, even if he loved its unique and unrepeatable glimpses of beauty.

The thoughts and opinions of Vico about Milan are the starting point of the collective map - to which all visitors are welcome to participate - Milan, Magistretti & Me exhibited in the studio museum that reveals the places he liked, the buildings he designed or those of other architects, his favorites and those he would have like to see demolished, his habitual paths through the city... Gianni Biondillo and Stefano Boeri, who have dedicated stories and buildings to Milan, comment these judgments of Vico and, like him, tell us of the places the love and hate in the city.

The conversation is part of Posed Architecture - The works of Vico Magistretti in Milan, the studio museum exhibition dedicated to Vico Magistretti as architect, narrated with photographs from the archives of the foundation, a video to rediscover his works in Milano, a collective map of the city to which everyone is invited to participate.

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