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Unfolding the MeLa Critical Archive

22-23 November 2014

Venice, Italy  | Biennale di Architettura 14th, Padiglione Centrale, Sala F



MeLa organised a two-day event dedicated to the launch of the MeLa Critical Archive, promoted in the framework of the final week of the Architecture Biennale 2014.

The MeLa Critical Archive is a digital platform aimed at cohering, conveying and sharing the interdisciplinary investigations produced within the four year long Research Project. This archive was not conceived a mere repository of the research outcomes, but rather as a multipurpose dissemination tool drawing together and organising the main insights by the involved researchers through a critical post-reflection; as a communicative project pointing out the complexity of the different approaches and findings, and illustrating the unitary jet multifarious cultural proposal; as well as a research instrument fostering questions, enhancing synergieshighlighting potentialities and opening further perspectives.

The contents, the architecture and the functioning of the MeLa Critical Archive was presented through an interactive exhibition, hosted in the Biennale's Padiglione Centrale (Sala F). The exhibition opened on Saturday 22nd November at 12.30 pm, and closed on Sunday 23rd November at 3pm.


The scholars involved within the MeLa Project were available to the audience to present and discuss the research outcomesWith the participation of: Luca Basso Peressut POLIMI, Gennaro Postiglione POLIMI, Chris Whitehead UNEW, Victoria Walsh RCA, Perla Innocenti GU, Eleonora Lupo POLIMI, Francesca Lanz POLIMI, Elena Montanari POLIMI, Michela Bassanelli POLIMI, Cristina F. Colombo POLIMI, Maite Muñoz MACBA, Jakob Bak CIID, Catherine Descure CIID.


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