Memoria e innovazione nella pratica dell'architettura

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[automatically translated] The essay tries to show how the speed of modification processes by which innovation occurs, seems to have deprived the architecture of its rammemorante capacity. The timing of the transformation does not seem to leave room for the usual sedimentation of knowledge, whose presence is increasingly being replaced by the image that it projects an ephemeral the media system. Rethinking today the dialectic between memory and innovation in contemporary project means therefore wonder about the discipline's ability to withstand a consumer who always seems to reduce it more of a fashion trend. Italian culture, on and off, has often been the star of the first magnitude, even in the recent past, of the phenomena that have innovated architecture. Today, it seems that it is no longer so. We define a country in decline, no longer masters (if not some octogenarian considered, now, out of the limelight) and Italian architecture outcomes are in fact even disappeared from national magazines that instead, are very careful, nell'aggiornarci on the latest innovations produced outside the Italian borders. In Europe, many cities are considered to be real active and permanent laboratories of architecture, concrete field of design experiments, cultural confrontation on the theme of innovation. In Italy, to be admitted that happens very rarely that we speak of actuality of a city of transformative processes. All this could lead to an existential ideological discomfort that seems manifest itself through a tendency to unhealthy aspiration towards an anachronistic historical immobility.
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationInnovazione in Architettura
Number of pages45
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Di Benedetto, G. (2008). Memoria e innovazione nella pratica dell'architettura. In Innovazione in Architettura (pp. 49-87)