La Mia Idea Di Architettura [My Idea of Architecture] (2014)

La Mia Idea Di Architettura [My Idea of Architecture] (2014)

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  • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)
  • Gianni Pettena (artist)


La Mia Idea Di Architettura [My Idea of Architecture] (2014)

Dates of creation

circa 2014

Level of archival description


Extent and Medium

  • 3 photographs

Scope and Content

The project series documents the performance "La Mia Idea Di Architettura" held at Base, Spazio per l'arte in Florence, in 2014. The performance consists of a lecture given by Pettena, standing in a window frame, speaking to people passing in the street. "To illustrate his idea of architecture, Pettena chose to address not only experts in the field but also a random audience, passers-by on the street as he spoke." [1] The lecture was held in the context of an exhibition on Radical Tools, the Florentine group of the ‘radical’ movement architects and artists. Each protagonist of the group were invited to present a lecture.

The project series contains photographs of the performance.


[1] Gianni Pettena website, https://www.giannipettena.it/italiano/opere-1/perf-my-idea-2014/ (last accessed 28 January 2020)

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Material in this project series was kept in its original order when it was first processed upon its arrival at CCA.


Florence Italy

Language of material

English, Italian

Related units of description

  • Some materials related to this project can also be found under another project series, in file AP207.S1.2011.PR03.003.


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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.2014.PR04.001
    • Title: Photograph of the performance, La Mia Idea Di Architettura
    • Dates of creation: circa 2014
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0


    • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)
    • Gianni Pettena (artist)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 3 photographs

    Credit line:

    Gianni Pettena fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gianni Pettena/
    Gift of Gianni Pettena

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