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indizi di futuro tra guerra e povertÓ

prefazione di Erri De Luca
pp.128 ill.
EAN 9788896904961
Dirty beauty

Specks of our future amongst war and poverty


foreword by Erri De Luca


More than brave leaders, the world needs valiant and genial artisans. Raul Pantaleo, Emergency's master builder, is one of such kind.

Erri De Luca


These 'chronicles from another world' are a first-hand account of the challenges architecture must face when operating within our planet's most destitute areas. It is in the very places where war, poverty, illness or social degradation seem to mould appearances that Pantaleo aims to erect buildings that are not merely functional but also 'outrageously' beautiful. Of a beauty foreign to the dubaification of our collective unconscious currently being exported to the corners of the world. Instead, these buildings are deliberately simple and frugal but rooted in skilful and creative craftsmanship. They are the epitome of beautiful, sturdy architecture which interacts with its surroundings without suffering from their tormented reality and thus becoming a tangible indicator of a better future.


Raul Pantaleo, architect, has devised several medical centres for Emergency ong from Sudan to Sierra Leone, from Iraq to Afghanistan. Pantaleo and the architecture studio he co-founded, TAMassociati, have recently been awarded a number of prestigious prizes (Aga Khan Award for Architecture, Curry Stone Design, Architetti dell'anno 2014, Zumtobel Group Award) and, in 2016, he is also a member of the curatorial team in charge of the Italian Pavilion at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale.

rassegna stampa
Thu 21 Sep 2017 - Il manifesto
Quando un avamposto dialoga con il paesaggio che lo circonda
Wed 01 Feb 2017 - La freccia
Design for good
Thu 23 Jun 2016 - The submarine
In guerra l'architettura Ŕ il tormento della barbarie
Sun 22 May 2016 - La lettura
Architettura per guarire
Mon 09 May 2016 - Abitare
Il risveglio delle coscienze
Presentazione del progetto del Padiglione Italia alla Biennale di Architettura di Venezia 2016 - testo
La sporca bellezza indice e introduzione - pdf
Roma, 2 maggio 2016 - Incontro con Erri De Luca e Raul Pantaleo - Casa del Cinema di Villa Borghese
Pordenone, 17 Settembre 2016 - la sporca bellezza - Pordenonelegge
Milano, 10 Novembre 2016 - la sporca bellezza - Libreria Verso
Fano, 17 Novembre 2016 - La sporca bellezza - Mediateca Montanari - Memo
Trieste, 7 dicembre 2016 - La sporca bellezza - Libreria San Marco
Milano, 29 marzo 2017 - La sporca bellezza - Libreria linea d'ombra
Montebelluna, 14 settembre 2022 - La sporca bellezza - Combinazioni festival