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AURELI, Pier Vittorio, Alex COLES, Catharine ROSSI & Verina GFADER

The Italian Avant Garde 1968–76

Series: Roundtable Discussion
Date: Thursday 12 December 2013
Time: 18:00
Venue: Lecture Hall
Running time: 89 mins

The Italian Avant-Garde: 1968–1976 (Sternberg Press, 2013) is the first in the EP series, a new discursive platform. The Italian Avant-Garde emphasises the multiple correspondences between well-known radical art, architecture and design phenomena, figures such as Ettore Sottsass and Alessandro Mendini, and previously overlooked spaces, works, and performances, while also featuring newly commissioned interviews and essays by historians, curators, critics and practitioners. At this event the editors will be joined by one of the book’s contributors, Pier Vittorio Aureli, to shed new light on the era and discuss its complex legacy.


Pier Vittorio Aureli teaches at the AA School, is Davenport Visiting Professor at the Yale School of Architecture, and cofounder of the architectural office Dogma.


Alex Coles is Professor of Transdisciplinary Studies, School of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Huddersfield. He is the author of The Transdisciplinary Studio (Sternberg Press, 2012) and the editor of Design and Art (MIT/Whitechapel, 2007).


Catharine Rossi is a Senior Lecturer in Design History at Kingston University London and specialises in post-war Italian design history and contemporary craft and design practice. For EP she explores the overlooked Italian avant-garde group Cavart between the nomadic and the impossible.


Verina Gfader is Research Fellow in the School of Art, Design and Architecture at University of Huddersfield.


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