Bologna - Italy    23 - 27 / 09 / 2024

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Cersaie 2016: Conferences and Seminars

Thursday 29 September - 10.00 a.m.
galleria dell'architettura - gall. 21/22,


with Fulvio Irace


maria claudia clemente More

maria claudia clemente


biographical notes
Maria Claudia Clemente (1967) graduated from ‘La Sapienza’ in Rome in 1992 and received her PhD from the Faculty of Architecture there in 1995. Since 2001 she has been a researcher at the same university where, since 2003, she has also been responsible for a design studio investigating in particular Design for Public Spaces. In 2003, 2008, 2011 and 2014 Maria Claudia served as a visiting critic at Cornell University in Rome and Ithaca, New York.

In 2002 Maria Claudia Clemente founded Labics together with Francesco Isidori.
Labics is an office of architecture and urban planning; combining the theoretical approach with applied research, the field of interest of the office extends from the the interior design to the scale of urban masterplans, going through the different scales and complexities of the project.
Labics has won several national and international competitions, among which we must remember the MAST in Bologna (2006) and "Città del Sole" in Rome (2007). Recently Labics has taken an honourable mention at the competition for the Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki among more than 1.700 participants, has been mentioned at the Klekovaca Tourist Centre competition in Bosnia and has been selected among the six finalist in the second phase of the international competition Progetto Flaminio in Roma. Since 2003 to 2014 the office has been responsible for the general concept, interior design and architecture of Obikà, an international chain of bars and restaurant.
Labics received different international awards like Iconic Award, the Chicago Athenaeum, Inarch-Ance and Dedalo Minosse; in 2015 MAST has been selected for the Mies van der Rohe Award. Labics has been invited to participate to several exhibitions, among which the 11°, 12° and 14° Venice Architectural Biennale and the recent “Make city” festival in Berlino (2015). Most of the projects have been published in national and international reviews.

Francesco Isidori More

Francesco Isidori

diverserighestudio More


architecture firm

biographical notes
Simone Gheduzzi, Nicola Rimondi and Gabriele Sorichetti founded the architecture practice diverserighestudio in Bologna in 2003. In 2011 they were amongst the founding partners of lasantabarbara. Since 2011 they have been engaged as contract lecturers at the Architecture Faculty of the University of Ferrara.

The aim of their multidisciplinary research is to bring together different areas of knowledge and to forge a continuous dialogue between theory and architectural practice. They see composition as a dynamic relationship between theme and functional programme, a relational aesthetic that reveals hidden tools capable of generating concrete ideas. They follow a strict methodology in exploring the relationship with form, concentrating on aspects relating to the metaphor of composition. They approach an executive project as part of a process of research and development, striving towards an ideal of quality that incorporates the environment into a positive vision of reality.

They exhibited in the Italian Pavilions at the London Festival of Architecture 2008, at the World Expo in Shanghai and at the 12th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition. They have also presented their work through a number of personal and collective lectures given in Italy and abroad. The works and projects carried out by the practice have been featured in architecture magazines and exhibition catalogues. In January 2013 they released a monograph entitled diverserighestudio – casalogica, published by Forma Edizioni in the ONE collection, edited by Laura Andreini and Andrea Mannocci and with a critique by Luca Molinari.

They have won a number of major awards, including the International Sustainable Architecture Award 2007, an Honourable Mention at the Arches Award 2008, the NIB Award 2012 for best Under 40 Architecture Practice, the Tiles of Italy Award 2014, and the Premio Urbanistica 2015. They were also finalists in the Renzo Piano Foundation award 2013 and were shortlisted for the Inarch III, IV and V Edition awards. In 2016 they received a Special Mention in the A+ Award.

Francesco Librizzi More

Francesco Librizzi


biographical notes
Architect. Born in Palermo in 1977, he lives and works in Milan where, since 2005, leads the Francesco Librizzi Studio. After studies at the Faculty of Architecture of Palermo and the beginnings with Paolo Rizzatto in Luceplan, today is recognized as one of the most innovative authors of interior and exhibition design of the new generation of Italian architects.
He has received awards such as the Prix Émile Hermès (2008) and the Honorable Mention Compasso d'Oro (2014). His work has been exhibited at the Louvre in Paris, the Milan Triennale and the Venice Biennale as well as being published in numerous magazines and international media of architecture and design as Domus, Abitare, Lotus, Wallpaper, Dezeen. Some of its interior architecture as Casa G, cover project of Abitare n.538, have received high praise from audiences and critics, earning prestigious awards ("AZ Awards2015, Best Residential Interior", "Award Archmarathon 2015 Private Housing").
His unique approach to the project, led him to design exhibitions for institutions of absolute value. As for example the Italian Pavilion at the XII Biennale of Architecture in Venice in 2010, the Pavilion of Bahrain the XIV Biennale of Architecture in Venice in 2012 and the show "Gino Sarfatti: the design of light" at the Milan Triennale in 2012, the installation dedicated to Bruno Munari, for the sixth edition of the Triennale Design Museum in 2013. In occasion of the XXI Triennale Esposizione Internazionale Milano 2016,”Design After Design” ( 2 April to 2 September 2016) , will be one of the 11 authors invited by Beppe Finessi to design a special space for the exhibition “Stanze. Nuove filosofie dell’abitare”. Since 2008 collaborates with universities and design academies in Italy and abroad. He currently holds the position of Guest Professor in Interior Architecture at the Master Interior and Living Design of Domus Academy and at the Faculty of Architecture of Genoa.

tamassociati More


architecture firm

design studio tamassociati is a professional practice active in the fields of sustainable architecture, urban planning, landscape design, participatory processes, graphic design and social communications. tamassociati is an italian team of architects based in Venice since 1996. It's known worldwide for health care works carried out in African continent.

Five global acknowledgement in the last few months: it has been awarded, in chronological order, in the much coveted Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2013; G.Ius Gold Medal 2013; Curry Stone Design Prize 2013, Zumtobel Group Award 2014 and Italian Architect of the year 2014, for qualitative excellence and for the eco-social impact of its international works.
Other awards and exhibition: “Architecture is Life” exhibition at the Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan; “AFRITECTURE - Building Social Change” exhibition at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich; Italian Architecture Gold Medal 2012; Smart Future Minds Award 2010 in 2012 with the Honorable Mention in the category “Architecture for Emergency” at the Gold Medal for Italian Architecture Prize - Triennale of Milan; “Best of Green Awards” 2010 -USA and “Middle East Architect Awards” 2010 - Dubai. Main recent expositions include: 2012 Triennale of Architecture - Milan; plus expositions and lectures at the “International Biennale of Architecture” 2010 and 2012 - Venice. In 2016 tamassociati is appointed as curator of the Italian Pavillion at the Venice Architecture Biennale directed by Alejandro Aravena.


Moderator Pierluigi Mutti More

Pierluigi Mutti


Tomas Ghisellini More

Tomas Ghisellini


MIDE architetti More

MIDE architetti

architecture firm

MIDE architetti are an architectural practice based in Venice providing urban, architectonic and interior design services; MIDE’s approach looks at the use of clean and simple volumes and lines, extreme attention to detail, finish and choice of materials; The ideas that inspire the designs arise from the functional analysis of the client’s needs and responsive understanding of the location. The characteristics of the environment and its main features are included and reinterpreted in the development of functional and creative architectonic solutions; The practice’s reputation is founded on developing projects focussing on the themes of environmental and energetic sustainability, achieved through the collaboration with experts in the sector; MIDE’s main clients include organisations such as Volvo Trucks talia, Renault Trucks, Intrerbrau, Philippe Model, Ipercoop, Rubner Haus, Stilenatura, John Barritt, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo, Benetton, Birrificio Antoniano, and public administrations: Regione Emilia Romagna, Comune di Mirandola, Comune di Viadana, Comune di Massa Finalese, Comune di San Felice sul Panaro e Comune di Mira; In parallel to client based work and as part of continuing improvement MIDE architetti invest in research and development, through participation in national and international design contests; Since it was established MIDE architetti has received many rewards and their projects have been published in a number of prestigious magazines and publications.

Studio ACA More

Studio ACA

architecture firm

The ACA (Amore Campione Architettura) architecture practice opened in Catania in 2010. It was founded by Sebastiano Amore and Angela Maria Campione to seek a union of architectural theory, research and experimentation. In 2011, Corrado S. Gioia joined the team. They have taken part in numerous competitions, receiving recognition and having their designs built, such as: a competition in 2014 to regenerate the Savona seafront; a competition in 2013 to revamp the Inarcassa premises in Rome; winning a 2012 competition to regenerate the Duilio di Favignana seafront (Trapani province), for which they also received a mention at the Mauro Rostagno Architecture Award.

Sebastiano Amore was born in Catania in 1980 and graduated in architectural engineering and architecture from the University of Catania. He has also taught at the University of Catania in the Architectonic Composition I and II courses. In 2009, he worked with the 5+1AA practice to design museums, restaurants and residential high-rise buildings. He has displayed his work at Milan’s Triennale di Architettura and Salone del Mobile, and at Venice’s IUAV university.

Angela Maria Campione was born in Marsala in 1981 and graduated in architectural engineering and architecture from the University of Catania, obtaining the highest marks possible. She has taught technical courses at the University of Catania. Since 2008, she has designed and built a number of houses and shops.

Fulvio Irace More

Fulvio Irace

Architect and Professor of history of architecture, Milan Polytechnic
Biographical notes
Fulvio Irace is a full professor of “History of Architecture” at Milan Polytechnic, where he holds the History of Contemporary Architecture chair at the Faculty of Civil Architecture and the Faculty of Design; he is also a visiting professor at the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio, and a member of the board of teachers for the PhD course in “History of Architecture and Town Planning” at Turin Polytechnic.
He is a member of the scientific committee of the Vico Magistretti Foundation and is on the board of trustees of the Piano Foundation.
In 2008-2009 he was a member of the jury for the Mies van der Rohe European Prize.
From 2005 to 2009 he was a member of the Scientific Committee of the Milan Triennial and curator of the Architecture and Territory sector.
One of the founders of the national association AAI (Archivi di Architettura Italia – Italian Architectural Archives), he is one of the promoters of the “Architecture and Design” section of CASVA (Centro alti studi e valorizzazione delle arti – the Centre for Higher Studies and Valorisation of the Arts) of the Municipality of Milan.
Architectural editor for the publications “Domus” and “Abitare”, he has worked with the most important national and international magazines in the sector, and in 2005 was awarded the Inarch Bruno Zevi Prize for architectural criticism. Since 1986 he has been an opinionist in the field of architecture for the Sunday Supplement of “Il Sole 24 Ore”.
Attentive to the historiographies of Italian architecture between the two World Wars, to which he has dedicated much work through various exhibitions and publications, more recently his studies have concentrated on contemporary Italian architecture, and the figure of Renzo Piano, the subject of various monographs and an important exhibition at the Milan Triennial.
In the field of criticism and historical methodology he is the author of the following works:  Dimenticare Vitruvio, 2001 and 2008;  Le città visibili: Renzo Piano 2006; Divina Proporzione, 2007; Gio Ponti, 2009.
He has curated a number of architectural exhibitions.



Video interview

Tomas Ghisellini
Francesco Librizzi
Simone Gheduzzi, Diverserighestudio
Maria Claudia Clemente and Francesco Isidori, Labics
Simone Sfriso, TamAssociati
Pierluigi Mutti