Comeandcheck.it LIVE is proud to present the first ever appearances of international guests – namely, Italian architect Pier Paola Tamburelli and photographer Stefano Graziani are scheduled to come to the Vip Club this Thursday, May 31st, 2012. This duo run the multidisciplinary magazine San Rocco – also set to be presented on Thursday, and will be available for purchase at a promotional price.
Pier Paolo Tamburelli (Tortona, 1976), studied architecture at the University of Genoa and the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam. He founded the Baukuh Office in 2004 with Paolo Carpi, Silvia Lupi, Vittorio Pizzigoni, Giacomo Summa and Andrea Zanderigo. Tamburelli participated in designing the Mutations Exhibition (2000) and collaborated with Domus magazine from 2004 to 2007. He held lectures at numerous schools and institutions, including the Architectural Association, Cornell University, FAU São Paulo, FESTARCH, FFAR Stockholm, Höchparterre Bücherei Zurich, IUAV Venice, Kunsthal Rotterdam, MAXXI Rome, RWTH Aachen, Tongji University Shanghai, Triennale di Milano, TUM Munich, and the USI Mendrisio.
He is currently a guest professor at the Milan Politecnico and the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam. He is the author of several works such as So Much Damned Bad Work, Notes on the Architectural Production of McKim, Mead & White (ed: Hunch, 12, 2009) and was a guest editor of the OASE 79 James Stirling 1964-1992. A Non-Dogmatic Accumulation of Formal Knowledge. He is one of the founders and editors of the architectural magazine “San Rocco”.
Stefano Graziani (1973), is a photograph living and working in Trieste. He’s published works in publications such as Taxonomies, a+m bookstore, Milano 2006, Under the Volcano and Other Stories te L’Isola, Galleria Mazzoli , Modena 2009, and edited the monograph Jeff Wall, Intelligenza Liquida e altri scritti sulla fotografia e sull’arte, Quodlibet / Abitare, Macerata 2012. He founded the San Rocco magazine with his colleagues, is currently teaching at the University of Trieste and the specialist study program of photography at the Fondazione Forma in Milan.
The guests will present their works, architectural and photographic practice, as well as the San Rocco magazine.
San Rocco, as its editors describe it, is quite controversial. It’s a magazine about architecture, neither serious nor friendly. San Rocco is written by architects and as such, not particularly intelligent, or philologically accurate. In San Rocco, pictures are more important than texts. In their new edition they’re announcing a somewhat controversial topic in architecture: F*ck Concepts! Context!
Reason enough to come to the Vip club on Thursday, as by all accounts this promises to be a radically different (architectural) experience.
The poster for this week’s edition of comeandcheck.it LIVE was designed by Ana Kunej and Zlatka Salopek from the Design Studio “Kuna Zlatica”