Milan Arch Week is back, from Wednesday, May 23 to Sunday, May 27.
The title of the second edition is Urbania: A Look at the Future of Cities and it will be a wide-ranging opportunity for refecting on the future dynamics of architecture and on the complexities of contemporary urban centers. The discussion will take place in three of the leading centers of training and debate in the city of Milan: the Politecnico di Milano University, La Triennale di Milano, and the Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Foundation.
Milan Arch Week once again makes Milan the World Capital of Architecture, involving the general public in an ambitious program of events that is open to all, with workshops, installations, exhibitions, performances, and lectures with some of the most prestigious winners of the Pritzker Prize: Jacques Herzog, Toyo Ito, Kazuyo Sejima, and Wang Shu. And there are some of the top names on the international scene, such as Bjarke Ingels, David Adjaye, Sou Fujimoto, Massimiliano Fuksas, Andrea Boschetti, Alberto Campo Baeza, Jeanne Gang, Patrick Blanc, Carrilho da Graça, Ecosistema Urbano, Iñaqui Carnicero, The Decorators, and Ensamble Studio.
The Politecnico and La Triennale di Milano will approach the subject of the future of cities from the point of view of design and architecture, with lectures by great international architects.
The Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Foundation, on the other hand, will explore the implications of spaces on cities through its About a City: Places, Ideas and Rights for 2030 Citizens program.
A public lecture by Jacques Herzog on Thursday, May 24 will mark the start of an intense program of talks, debates, shows and screenings.