profound change is currently taking place in society, on a global scale. Innovation and tradition, technology and craftsmanship, order and chaos, conflict and integration ... it’s hard to represent this time with concrete art made of matter, such as architecture. This is an open discussion however, full of incentives and that lends itself to different interpretations. Architecture - and contemporary design as well – has lost its main reference points and lends itself to an in-depth analysis as regards to re-defining spaces, contents and the intended use. How people live and the relationship they have with its meaning is what is under scrutiny.
There’s a general awareness as regards to this theme; this is pivotal to several important cultural events held at Cersaie. In fact, Cersaie is not only a trade fair, but a place where culture and research take centre stage. Costruire Abitare Pensare shares the ideas and proposals of renowned architects and designers, who have been called to illustrate their work as well as their personal vision on architecture and design. This becomes the basis for the entire debate.
In its tenth edition, this year’s ctio Magistralis is held by the Portuguese architect Camilo Rebelo. It takes place on the 26th September at the Galleria dell’Architettura, in the fair itself. Born in 1972, Camilo Rebelo is one of the most remarkable architects that have recently made a name for themselves on the international scene. Throughout the years, Camilo was worked in partnership with top names such as Souto Moura and Herzog & de Meuron. He has won a multitude of coveted international awards as well as teaching in some of the most important architecture schools in Europe. This event alone represents a valid reason for visiting Cersaie. Intense and interesting without a doubt. Especially for those who are intent on capturing this “elusive” modernity through the language of architecture.