“The Eye of Milan”: Giovanni La Varra and the cinema that narrates the city
Friday, March 5, 2021 at 6 pm, live streaming of the third and last meeting of the cycle curated by Alberto Saibene, who will talk with Giovanni La Varra about the films that have described Milan.
Alberto Saibene: “In the course of the 20th century and in the first two decades of the 21st, Milan, like every great metropolis, has changed its appearance several times. This short series of meetings aims to investigate its transformations through different disciplinary approaches. How has the forma urbis changed? What are the buildings, public and private, that have marked the change? Architectural historian Simona Pierini will discuss. Milan may have been the Italian capital of photography, the place of work of great photographers such as Ugo Mulas, Gianni Berengo Gardin, Gabriele Basilico, Cesare Colombo (from whom we have ‘stolen’ the title of the exhibition), but a myriad of photographers have recounted the social mutations. We invited Giovanna Calvenzi, photo-editor and photography historian, to talk about it. Finally, cinema. Although not comparable to Rome, many films have used Milan as the background for their stories. What do those films tell us years later? What is the image of the city that emerges from them? Architect Giovanni La Varra, one of the designers of the Bosco Verticale, the latest symbol of our city, will talk to me about it.”
Friday, February 12, 2021 6:00 pm
Simona Pierini – architecture
Friday, February 26, 2021, 6:00 p.m.
Giovanna Calvenzi – photography
Friday, March 5, 2021, 18:00
Giovanni La Varra and Alberto Saibene – cinema