Dear Friend of PI-Philly,
as part of Ciao Philadelphia 2016 and
within the PI-Philly Architecture Conversations Series
From the architectural type to Duchamp’s readymade: An Excursus on unexpected affinities
A conversation inspired by the Doctorate Thesis of Pablo Meninato: ‘The concept of type in the architectural project: alterations, resemblances and displacements.’
Thesis was awarded at the 2016 X BIAU Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism in Madrid.
The use of ‘Type’, alternatively embraced or rejected in Architecture during the 20th Century, became a critical topic in the architectural discourse during the Modern Movement and Post-Modernism, and is present in today’s debate. Inspired by the procedure of ‘readymade’ as conceived by Marcel Duchamp, this presentation will discuss the notion of typological displacement in architecture.
If this topic piques your interest, you should consider attending this PI-Philly event (…and raising your hand during the Q&A!).
WHEN: Friday, September 9th, 6:30pm
WHERE: Consulate-General of Italy in Philadelphia, Public Ledger Building – Suite 1026,
150 South Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106-3470 (map)
SPEAKER: Pablo Meninato, PhD
MODERATOR: Ariel Vazquez
Please RSVP by Wednesday, September 7th to:
IMPORTANT: RSVP is REQUIRED!
Seats are limited; please do not wait until the last minute for reserving your place!
Note: You will be asked to present your photo ID to enter the building of the venue.
Pi-Philly staff and members are thankful to Eugenio Boldrini, Deputy Consul of Italy in Philadelphia, for his constant and dedicated commitment to the young professionals in the Greater Philadelphia Region during the past five years. Eugenio promoted the creation of our Italian professional group and offered an invaluable support and many opportunities to dialogue. Thank you Eugenio for always being by our side in this chapter of PI-Philly story!