THE SAN CATALDO CEMETERY, a suspended work

(initially published on 13 August 2019, under the title ‘IL CIMITERO DI S. CATALDO, un’opera sospesa’) It is now seven years since, one morning in early December 2017, I finally visited the well-known San Cataldo cemetery in Modena, one of the first public works designed by Aldo Rossi, even though I had not planned to […]

EXPLORATORY ARCHITECTURE: AN INTRODUCTION

(initially published on 8 August 2021, under the title ‘Introduzione ad una Architettura Esplorativa’) In 1951, at the University of Chicago, in his lecture The End of Modernity[i], German philosopher and political scientist Eric Voegelin attempted to analyse the reasons that had led European civilizations to the establishment of the totalitarianisms that emerged between World […]