In her lecture “(Dis)continuities” Giula Ricci from Milan speaks about the continuities and discontinuities between the functionalist understanding of human environment from the CIAM to the “Unité d’habitation” by Le Corbusier and the project “Robin Hood Gardens” by Alison and Peter Smithon in London. The idea behind the lecture was to highlight how architects would articulate a complex social dimension in social housing projects.
Giulia Ricci is coming from Milan, where she works as an architect and author. She studied in Venice, Leuven and Milan, where she also obtained her master degree. In 2014, she assisted the curators for the exhibition “Z! Zingonia Mon Amour” in Monditalia, 14th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia and contributed to accompanying publication.Giulia has worked as teaching-assistant in the field of architectural history and theory at the Politecnico di Milano. She is member of Gizmo and she is part of the editorial staff of “Domus“. Recently she contributed to the publication “A+P Smithson. Una piccola antologia della critica“, edited by LetteraVentidue.
The video-clip “The Smithsons on Housing” which is shown in the lecture can be streamed in better quality here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH5thwHTYNk