The Architecture of the Sustainable Future of #SOS5

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15 Jul 2019

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SOS – School of Sustainability presents the projects of the fifth cycle at the MuseoNovecento in Florence.

Bologna 15 July 2019 – Friday 26 July 2019, from 10:30am to 1:30pm in the projection room of the Museo Novecento in Florence, the young professionals of SOS – School of Sustainability will present the projects developed as part of their participation in the fifth cycle of the Postgraduate Study Program founded by the architect Mario Cucinella.

Three big challenges of our time – the promotion of wellbeing of communities and their territories, the advanced solutions addressing emerging demand for housing, the regeneration of the existing building stock – were pivotal to three ambitious projects supervised by: Alessio Battistella, Andrea Rossi, Irene Giglio, Martina Ruini done in collaborations with municipalities and other partners from the industry and the world of research.

The meeting is open to students, young professionals and in general to the public that is wondering about what concrete initiatives can be put in place to deal with climate emergencies and the issues of regeneration of the social, economic and environmental fabric of cities and of the territories.

“Architecture must mobilize and take concrete actions – said Massimo Imparato, director of SOS –  to  prepare individuals, communities and businesses to tackle with the unprecedented challenges related to climate change“.

Partner 2019 of the initiative the MuseoNovecento of Florence with which SOS – School of Sustainability, together with the study MC A – Mario Cucinella Architects, collaborated in the creation of The Wall – Sustainable Thinking Evolution (from 12 April 2019 to xx January 2020). The installation, promoted by the museum’s director Sergio Risaliti and curated by SOS, narrates the evolution of sustainable thinking seen in its interrelation with the changes that man produces in the ecosystem, and for the influences it generates in the techniques, in the use of materials and in production processes. The installation is part of the Sustainable Thinking project in collaboration with the Ferragamo Foundation and the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum.

“The MuseoNovecento – says Sergio Risalitilooks forward to the collaboration with SOS – School of Sustainability. With Mario Cucinella, his team and the director of SOS we are planning a series of events revolving on Circular Economy and Climate Change. No doubts, in fact, that avant-garde in the arts too is heading towards those targets”.

The event will see the participation of some illustrious guests from the world of the University, Research and Industry including prof. Laura Lee, Architect, FAIA, Hon FRAIA, eng. Paolo Cresci, Head MEP, Arup Italia, arch. Marc Di Domenico, Director, Florence Institute of Design, prof. Laura Andreini, Architect, Università degli Studi di Firenze. The guests will join the architect Mario Cucinella in an open debate on the topics brought to the attention of the public thanks to the projects developed by the School.

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