Di­sco­ve­ring Ita­ly, amid­st hi­sto­ry and na­tu­re

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‘Ar­ci­pe­la­go Ita­lia' is the ti­tle of the Ita­lian Pa­vi­lion at the Arsenale. Its cu­ra­tor, Ma­rio Cu­ci­nel­la, has crea­ted a thought-pro­vo­king iti­ne­ra­ry in­vi­ting the pu­blic to look at se­ve­ral areas of Ita­ly, whi­ch thou­gh for­got­ten and mar­gi­na­li­zed, ne­ver­the­less ha­ve the po­ten­tial to wi­th­stand the coun­try's so­cial and po­li­ti­cal di­sin­te­gra­tion. Eight iti­ne­ra­ries and eight con­tem­po­ra­ry ar­chi­tec­tu­re pro­jec­ts fea­tu­re hi­sto­ric to­wns, roads, land­sca­pes and na­tu­re re­ser­ves: parts of the coun­try that are less well-kno­wn but beau­ti­ful and well-wor­th di­sco­ve­ring. The pa­vi­lion sho­w­ca­ses se­ve­ral con­tem­po­ra­ry ar­chi­tec­tu­re pro­jec­ts de­si­gned for in­ha­bi­ted areas that are far-re­mo­ved from ma­jor cen­tres, yet are able to reac­qui­re cen­tra­li­ty in the dia­lo­gue bet­ween new needs, layers of hi­sto­ry and land­sca­pes. The pre­sen­ta­tion, at the evo­ca­ti­ve struc­tu­re of the Arsenale, is bo­th cap­ti­va­ting and en­ga­ging. Be­fo­re em­bar­king on this tour of Ita­ly, ta­ke the op­por­tu­ni­ty to wat­ch the do­cu­men­ta­ry “L’al­tro spa­zio” whi­ch de­scri­bes this trip through the in­land ter­ri­to­ries in sear­ch of the roo­ts of bo­th the ma­te­rial and im­ma­te­rial kno­w­led­ge found in Ita­ly's hi­sto­ry and geo­gra­phy. www.la­bien­na­le.org

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