Lecture “Radical Observation” AA School of Architecture

This masterclass is the 7th session of the Sensitive Observations Seminar Series hosted by AA Diploma Unit 16: Homo Urbanus taught by Ila Bêka, Louise Lemoine & Gili Merin Architect, artist and designer, Ugo La Pietra is a major figure of the Italian radical design movement of the 1960’. His work defies all categories as he spent his life fighting against partition between disciplines, exploring a wide range of formal expressions and artistic languages. Using photography, film, drawings, cartographies, and other « decoding tools », his practice aims to break behavioural habits and equilibriums in order to establish a new relationship between the individual and the urban environment, based on a process of appropriation that he calls « Inhabiting the city ».