Iuav University is honoured to announce an international conference on Aldo Rossi’s book “The Architecture of the city”, 45 years after it was first published by Marsilio publisher. Aldo Rossi – Iuav University full professor, Pritzker Prize winner in 1990 - has been a major thinker and a prominent architect, universally aknowledged as a master.
The conference is going to promote an open and wide discussion on some of the main topics addressed in the book, which was first welcomed in the most important architecture schools around the world to later influence international architectural culture, focusing everybody’s attention on the importance of architecture based urban studies.
The aim of the conference, besides recalling the specific role played by Aldo Rossi in defining a contemporary theory of architecture, is on one side to recall the original context that generated the book and on the other to consider the many legacies of such theory in a time when the very idea of city undergoes continuous change and displacement.
The papers, delivered from protagonists, witnesses and scholars of all ages, are therefore expected to address the changing relations between “The Architecture of the city” after the first decade of XXI century after a deep change in the role of the architect as an interface between space and society.