Opening YAP Rome at MAXXI 2018
The inaguration of the installation Green Gallery on 12 June was the first event in the rich YAP FEST 2018 summer programme devoted to the dialogue between cultures, entertainment and recreation.
The programme featured 30 events, many of which organized in collaboration with Rome’s leading cultural institutions, and included talks with artists, architects and writers, screenings, dance and music.
YAP is promoting and supporting young architecture and is organized by MAXXI in collaboration with MoMA New York, Constructo of Santiago de Chile, Istanbul Modern and MMCA Seoul. This year for the first time ever, Future Architecture is also part of the programme.
Each year YAP Young Architects Program offers an emerging designer or architectural practice the opportunity to create a temporary installation on the MAXXI piazza that will host the museum’s summer activities and offer the public shade, water and spaces in which to relax. A space that testifies to architectural research and innovation, attentive to the issues of sustainability, recycling and reuse and which emphasises the public nature of the museum piazza.