Guest lecture: Antonino Saggio, Rome
The IT Revolution in Architecture
Antonino Saggio is a professor of architecture at The University of Rome, La Sapienza.
Saggio's work is known outside Italy especially because he is the founder and editor of the book series IT Revolution in Architecture (La Rivoluzione Informatica), which has now reached its twenty-fifth volume. The book series has represented a guiding point in understanding the central position that the IT paradigm has taken on in the broader picture of the renewal of architecture in the past few years.
He is also the author of two widely distributed books on Peter Eisenman, with whom he shares the interest for Terragni, and Frank O. Gehry (Testo & Immagine 1996, 1997), and is the editor of the monograph section "Gli Architetti" (The Architects) in the Universale di Architettura.
Saggio is Professor of Architectonic Composition at the Prima Facolta di Architettura "L Quaroni" at La Sapienza University of Rome, from which he also holds his professional degree in architecture and planning. He has taught in several universities in Europe, Africa and the United States on Italian contemporary architecture, information technology & architecture, theory and criticism of architecture.
In 2003 he founded the research group niTro, New Information Technology Research Office, nitrosaggio.net, which explores the relationship between design and information technology.
More information is available at Saggio's home page.
Visit also Saggio’s site on YouTube
12:00 - 13:30