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Tra le pagine di Vanni Pasca

Design da leggere

Milan, Florence, Naples, Catania, Ascoli Piceno

From 27 October 2022, one year after the death of Vanni Pasca, Professor at the School of Design at the Politecnico di Milano, ADI Associazione per il Disegno industriale (Association for Industrial Design) has promoted five travelling talks to remember one of the most important Italian protagonists of the history and criticism of design, in the cities where he worked and taught: Milan, Florence, Naples, Catania, Ascoli Piceno.

The meetings resume a format that Pasca himself devised for the ADI General Department: Design da leggere is still the title of an annual cycle of appointments open to all, to reflect on the state of design through current and significant books and articles, with the presence of the authors.

These five meetings start, in the same way, from a text, a comment, an article, a preface, a book by Vanni Pasca, taken in the present with the words of the people who have accompanied him in his work. In five Italian cities that were significant stages in Vanni Pasca's activity, those who met him, collaborated with him, listened to his proposals and developed them remember him, in the streamlined and concrete form of a talk and outside any formal celebration, choosing from his writings those that in each person's opinion underline the best qualities of the cultural legacy that Pasca left to Italian design.

General Coordination
Vincenzo Castellana - ADI Board of Directors
Antonella Minetto - ADI General Department
Graphic project by Vittoria Pasca

The events will also be streamed live on YouTube, channel ADI Associazione per il Disegno Industriale


27 October 2022, 6 p.m.
ADI Design Museum, Piazza Compasso d'Oro 1
curated by Marinella Ferrara

28 October 2022, 5.30 p.m.
MAD Murate Art District, piazza delle Murate
curated by Perla Gianni Falvo

7 November 2022, 11 a.m.
DiARC Department of Architecture, University of Naples Federico II
Palazzo Gravina Library, Sala Rari, via Monteoliveto 3
curated by Marina Parente

10 November 2022, 6 p.m.
ZO Centre for Contemporary Cultures, piazzale Asia 6
curated by Lucia Giuliano

Ascoli Piceno
24 November 2022, 5 p.m.
School of Architecture and Design of the University of Camerino
Annunziata Building, viale della Rimembranza
curated by Lucia Pietroni