ARCHITECTURE OF NARRATIVE


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.


FILMS:
  • LOVING GIO PONTI


    INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
    35min
    Francesca Molteni, Italy, 2015
    PORTUGUESE PREMIERE

    FÓRUM LISBOA
    15/10/2017
    15:30
    More details(here)

    THE STORYTELLER – AFTER WALTER BENJAMIN


    INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
    62min
    (DER ERZÄHLER. NACH WALTER BENJAMIN)
    Nathaniel Knop, Germany, 2017
    PORTUGUESE PREMIERE


    SCREENINGS

    FÓRUM LISBOA
    15/10/2017
    15:30
    More details(here)
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