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Francesca Serrazanetti

Milan, Italy
Architect, she holds a PhD in Architecture. She is Adjunct Professor at the Politecnico di Milano since 2011. Alongside her academic career, she collaborates with architectural practices, publishers and cultural institutions (such as FAI, La Biennale di Venezia, Moleskine) managing exhibitions, curatorial and editorial projects. She is the curator of the book series 'Inspiration and Process in Architecture'. She is founder and editor of Stratagemmi, a peer-reviewed journal of theatre studies.

Cultural Spaces as social Condensers


Public Librarires and Theatres, an Atlas of architectural Processes

Cultural Spaces as social Condensers


Public Librarires and Theatres, an Atlas of architectural Processes
A new inclusive architecture for Europe has its core in cultural spaces: they are changing and becoming houses for everyone.
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Due to crisis, the social role of cultural spaces is emerging with strength. Cultural spaces (like libraries and theatres) in recent years are becoming social condensers: they are not discriminating, they are free and they offer free services like laboratories, books, presentations and access to the web, to the weakest bracket of the population. Social inclusion passes through cultural inclusion. And both of them pass through architecture. Architecture has a central role in this process and is shaping itself on these new necessities, basing on various criteria common to all the European countries.

Starting from these premises, 10 European architectural practices active in the field of cultural spaces as places of inclusion are invited to present an abacus of 5 ingredients of their architectural process. The final result is an atlas of key actions and images for a new cultural inclusive architecture, able to respond to social needs of a wide community in an era of crisis.


(thanks to "Siriani in transito", photo Anna Ruggieri)

(photo Anna Ruggieri)

Cultural Spaces as social Condensers


Public Librarires and Theatres, an Atlas of architectural Processes

Cultural Spaces as social Condensers


Public Librarires and Theatres, an Atlas of architectural Processes
A new inclusive architecture for Europe has its core in cultural spaces: they are changing and becoming houses for everyone.
File under

Due to crisis, the social role of cultural spaces is emerging with strength. Cultural spaces (like libraries and theatres) in recent years are becoming social condensers: they are not discriminating, they are free and they offer free services like laboratories, books, presentations and access to the web, to the weakest bracket of the population. Social inclusion passes through cultural inclusion. And both of them pass through architecture. Architecture has a central role in this process and is shaping itself on these new necessities, basing on various criteria common to all the European countries.

Starting from these premises, 10 European architectural practices active in the field of cultural spaces as places of inclusion are invited to present an abacus of 5 ingredients of their architectural process. The final result is an atlas of key actions and images for a new cultural inclusive architecture, able to respond to social needs of a wide community in an era of crisis.


(thanks to "Siriani in transito", photo Anna Ruggieri)

(photo Anna Ruggieri)


Idea by

Francesca Serrazanetti
Milan
Italy
Architect, she holds a PhD in Architecture. She is Adjunct Professor at the Politecnico di Milano since 2011. Alongside her academic career, she collaborates with architectural practices, publishers and cultural institutions (such as FAI, La Biennale di Venezia, Moleskine) managing exhibitions, curatorial and editorial projects. She is the curator of the book series 'Inspiration and Process in Architecture'. She is founder and editor of Stratagemmi, a peer-reviewed journal of theatre studies.