LMS – newsletter #6 _ 3.2021
We are back with our spring newsletter! Needless to say, it’s been a demanding time for everyone but we are keeping on working on new projects and we are happy to give you some insight into our work.
Last November, Luca Molinari discussed with Biennale Architettura 2021 Curator Hashim Sarkis the theme of “How will we live together”. Their conversation focused on the need for a new social contract starting from the world of architecture, to create a sense of community. The talk underlined that architecture itself – thanks to its inherent optimism – aims to constantly research for innovative solutions.
The optimism, as a broader concept, in architectural research and practice resonated with our philosophy: we thus selected for you some projects and events which show the inherently upbeat approach of our work.
We like to think of architecture as a research process working on shaping possible future. As a starting point, hope is an inevitable and necessary condition for this process.
In this regard Luca Molinari interview with Agorà Magazine is to point out considering the main topic: social responsibility of architecture in building fragments for the future.
When Luca Molinari curated Ailati the Italian Pavilion at Biennale Architettura 2010, he emphasised the need for architecture to be a solid resource for future generations insofar as it should provide “open spaces that can accommodate fragility”.
Our curatorial practice is in line with this approach: we collaborate with Christie’s to build up a charity auction called No Walls But Design (2019). We selected the best design pieces from contemporary Italian masters as Michele De Lucchi, Fabio Novembre, Giulio Iacchetti and many more, the proceeds from the sale of their artworks were given to support the initiatives of NoWalls, a non-profit association.
A similarly can be established with the approach we had to the competition for the care institution Casa della Serenità (2020). We strongly belive in the positive impact that architecture can have on fragile and underrepresented section of population. In this project the needs of all stakeholders has been attentively listened to and through a careful assessment of the proposals Laboratorio Permanente’s project was chosen. Indeed, thanks to their capacity to actively respond to varied requests, their project stood out as attuned with our mission to give concrete forms to contemporary needs and to “build” awareness.
[Laboratorio Permanente interviewed by Domus ]
Furthermore, Luca Molinari has been appointed Director of M9 – Museo del ‘900 in Mestre and our curatorial team is closely collaborating with him to the cultural management of the museum.
On 18th March we were happy to see the installation Foresta M9 finally open. We envisioned the project as a symbol of rebirth for the museum, the exhibition strives to positively impact the territory and the community beyond the closing of the exhibition, when the trees exposed will be donated to different communities around Veneto region.
See you soon!
LMS – newsletter #5 _ 12.2020
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
LMS wishes you a very happy 2021 with our 2020’s projects!
We wish all the best and we will celebrate next year working on so many exciting projects!
Here you can discover a special gift for you designed by Luca Molinari Studio for M9 Museo del’900. Good luck!
LMS – newsletter #4 _ 10.2020
Welcome back with a new special newsletter for you.
In this challenging time LMS is really glad to share the news that Luca Molinari has been appointed Scientific Director of M9 – Museo del ‘900 and LMS curatorial team will support him in this new role
We introduce you the first museum of italian material history of ‘900 in Mestre, Venice.
M9 belongs to a new generation of museums. For the very first time, a museum narrates the compelling history of the 20th century. A century that saw great and small changes: from evolution in everyday life to momentous social, economic, environmental and cultural changes. State-of-the-art technologies and immersive displays help visitors learn about the past, understand the present and imagine the future.
The architectural and urban planning project has been designing by the berlinese studio Sauerbruch Hutton, submitting an urban regeneration project that merged new and renovated buildings into the cityscape and proposed new public spaces, accesses to make the area completely permeable and eco-sustainable solutions.
LMS for M9
SEE YOU SOON!
LMS – newsletter #3 _ 08.2020
Thank you for following our editorial program over the past few months. There will be a break of our weekly contents until September.
> LMS goes on holiday from the 10th to the 28th of August
We thank you with our last LMS – (in) talk TRENTA by Luca Molinari, before the summer break
> Re-watch it: TRENTA
The kick off was to draw up a long list of people we wanted to talk to, to break this silence. We deeply believe in the dialogue and we all had an extraordinary need for it. So we decided to break the loneliness by thinking how to build the city in a different way. In fact the city was no longer there and the only way to build a common place was through these dialogues, with people who had something to say and to bring to collective debate. Exchange and generosity were focal themes of these dialogues. This approach starts from the belief that if we have to change something in our discipline, this change needs to confront what lies outside our world, forcing us to change our perspective. The effort has been and will be in the future to always work on knowledge and exploration.
Our dialogues are not ending here, but will resume in September. For the moment we just want to thank you and all the people who have contributed by participating and listening to this first series. “
All of us wish you an happy and relaxing time during this summer with a special gift for you about “what we do”
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LMS – newsletter #2 _ 06.2020
Luca Molinari Studio is really glad to share the results of LMS – (in) talk series on our IG channel. This experiment helped us in understanding the complexity of the times that we are living. All of that was possible thanks to the community of people and friends who supported and followed us during this weeks.
#LMS for PEDRALI
– Talking about design –
We are supporting one of the most interesting Italian contemporary furniture company – Pedrali – to introduce the new collections through a series of conversations between Luca Molinari and the designers of the products they present this year.
– w/ Monica and Giuseppe Pedrali
– w/ Sebastian Herkner
– w/ Robin Rizzini
– w/ Eugeni Quitllet
– w/ Odo Fioravanti
Here you can find our second review of the main issues that we discussed.
Our office is Milan-based, so as an act of love for our city we hosted three conversations on it. Starting from different standpoints we looked at Milan in order to compose a big picture of this vital and ever changing city.
We talked to the director of il Post Luca Sofri, who choose Milan as headquarters for his newspaper. We talked about photography with Filippo Romano and then with Federica Verona we tried to analyzed the role of the outlying districts.
“MILANO” w/ Luca Sofri
“MILANO 2020” w/ Filippo Romano
“PERIFERIE” w/ Federica Verona
We broadened our horizons with radical conversation such as Narciso with Franco Raggi, a central figure in the Italian culture, moving across design, architecture and much more. We explored the concept of flexibility in the realm of graphic design with Olimpia Zagnoli and tried to understand what does it mean for architecture to be Just out of time along with Cino Zucchi.
Design and the love for objects was the main topics with Giulio Iacchetti and after that we talked about environmental and technological transformations with Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli.
“NARCISO” w/ Franco Raggi
“FLESSIBILE” w/ Olimpia Zagnoli
“JUST OUT OF TIME” w/ Cino Zucchi
“SINTESI” w/ Giulio Iacchetti
“TECHNO-POLITICS” w/ Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli
We stopped our daily program of contents during the #BlackOutTuesday, as sign of respect for the fighting that are taking place all over the world, standing alongside the #BLM movement. We also tried to listen and understand during this time talking about racial injustices and education during a conversation called “TRANSFORM” with Lesley Lokko.
“Now I think education has an opportunity to play as equal partner all that’s not just about training. It’s not just about training for the work. It’s about training for or imagining a different kind of society.” – Lesley Lokko
Thank you all for your support, LMS goes on with social program and (in) – talk series, from now on every Wednesday 7 PM live on IG @lucamolinari66 and available on IGTV @lucamolinaristudio.
LMS – newsletter #1 _ 05.2020
we hope that you and your loved ones are keeping safe and healthy.
In the last couple of months, LMS’s team efforts was devoted to better understand this difficult moment and to envision new possible ways to deal with this challenging reality.
From our side we thought that the current times required us to be more collaborative as part of a global community and even more capable of sharing knowledge and ideas, which has always been our main goal.
We decided to summarize our internal researches and hopefully to open up a wider debate on this themes.
As you may have noticed we spent a lot more time on our social media, as many of you probably did!
We found Instagram especially useful during these months, as we were able to keep in touch with our friends and tackle with them interesting and inspiring conversation, as we did with Francesco Librizzi – CONTEMPORANEO, Cherubino Gambardella – VEROSIMILE, and Angela Rui – LIBERI TUTTI!
We especially brainstormed on three main topics dear to us :
Our Founder Luca Molinari just released a brand new chapter of his book “The homes we are” entitled “Le case che saremo” (nottetempo), talking about future scenario for our homes.
We also talked about home and what domestic feeling actually means with Chiara Valerio, during a conversation called “DOMESTICO”.
We also observed our changing cities, during this unpredictable time.
We talked about play and public spaces with Giancarlo Mazzanti – PLAY. People and their relationship with the city was the fil-rouge of the conversation with Michela Murgia – LA CITTA’ DEGLI UMANI and we also tried to understand the meaning of our fears with Marco Filoni – PAURA.
We digitally traveled from PARIS with Umberto Napolitano to LONDON with Adam Nathaniel Furman, arriving as far as BEIRUT with Bernard Khoury.
# NATURE and ENVIRONMENT
The most urgent question of our times as been discussed with experts and researchers such as Emanuele Coccia – METAMORFOSI and FormaFantasma – MADRETERRA.
Every Day during these months we will share on our Instagram account @lucamolinaristudio a new book suggestion selected by us.
On top of that Every Wednesday 7 PM and Saturday 4 PM we’ll be exploring new issues through our series of LMS – (in) talk live instagram @lucamolinari66.
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