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Cersaie 2023: Conferences and Seminars
The 50 years of the Sydney Opera House (1973-2023) by Jørn Utzon

THU 28 September - 11.00 a.m.
Galleria dell'architettura - Palazzo dei Congressi


Françoise Fromonot More

Françoise Fromonot

Architecture historian

Biographical notes
Since the mid-1990s, French architect Françoise Fromonot has devoted herself to architectural criticism and teaching. She currently lectures at ENSA Paris-Belleville (architectural design, history and theory) and has taught urban planning on master’s degree courses at the École Nationale des Ponts & Chaussées and Sciences Po Paris. She has also held visiting professorships in architecture at several foreign universities including Cornell and Rice Universities (USA), the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (Austria) and the Berlage Institute (Netherlands).

She served on the editorial board of Architecture d’Aujourd’hui between 1994 and 1998 and was co-editor-in-chief of the magazine Le Visiteur from 1998 to 2003. Between 2008 and 2018 she co-founded and co-edited Criticat, an independent critical journal focusing on transformations of the built environment.

In addition to numerous articles in French and international magazines (including Casabella, AV, Archis, A+, OASE and Arch+), she has published several books on contemporary architecture, including Jørn Utzon: The Sydney Opera House (1998) and Glenn Murcutt (1995, new edition 2003), published in three languages and both awarded the Prix du livre d’architectureby the Académie d’Architecture of Paris (in 1999 and 2004).

She has also written a two-volume urban saga on the highs and lows of the recent renovation of central Paris: La campagne des Halles - Les nouveaux malheurs de Paris (La Fabrique, 2005) and La Comédie des Halles - Intrigue et mise en scène (2019). Her latest monograph, Territoires en projet/ MDP (Birkhäuser, 2020), focuses on the large-scale projects of landscape architect Michel Desvigne. She is currently working on a series of critical essays on famous buildings from modern architectural history for MIT Press.



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