Io Sono La Spia [I am the Spy] (1973)
The project series documents the performance "Io Sono La Spia". It consists of a group of photographs of the founders of Global Tools taken in 1973, in Milan, in which Pettena identifies himself as "the spy" by holding a sign that reads "Io Sono La Spia" [I am the Spy]. Global Tools, was a multidisciplinary program of workshops used to promote different tools and materials in architecture and represented the peak in the radical movement in Italy. By identifying himself as "the spy", Pettena "claimed to be a betraying architect and he stated his own 'diversity' by calling into question his identified role as a 'radical architect'." 
The project series contains the sign with the words "Io Sono La Spia" and photographs of the Global Tools team, including a photograph showing Pettena holding the sign "Io Sono La Spia".
 Marco Scotini, editor. Non-conscious architecture: Gianni Pettena, Sternberg Press, 2018, 235 pages. p. 184.
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