It is possible to think of architects as storytellers. Loving Gio Ponti, tells the story of Gio Ponti (1891-1979), an Italian architect, industrial designer, furniture designer, artist, and publisher.
He founded Domus magazine in 1928 (along with Giovanni Semeria), having been its editor for many years and also, professor at the Faculty of Architecture at Politecnico di Milano University, between 1936 and 1961. Domus remains a reference in architecture, and has revealed itself as visionary by taking an approach to
architecture that explores other fields that are deeply connected to the practice like, industrial design, urban planning, art, advertising graphics and digital applications. Ponti has defined what would become the narrative of contemporary architecture, which goes beyond architecture itself. The Storyteller, also dwells on today’s storytellers, featuring architecture and other areas, by choosing as its protagonists: architects Peter Eisenman and Nikolaus Hirsch, artists Özge Açikkol & Seçil Yersel, Simon Starling, Nikolay Polisski, fakir Lalu Baba and, activist Ali Shamsher. This is a documentary about how stories can be told without words by those who have chosen to tell them, using other resources.