Organized on the occasion of the Italian Design Day 2019 within the framework of its cultural initiative Tempo Forte Italy–Greece 2019 by the Embassy of Italy in Athens and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, this conference on architecture will explore how major architectural projects (including the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center – SNFCC itself) change the future of their cities and improve quality of life.
The program will open with a keynote speech by architect Giorgio Bianchi, Partner of the Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) and project leader of SNFCC. It will be followed by a panel discussion (in English) moderated by Andreas Giacumacatos (Professor of history, critical theory and theory of architecture, Athens School of Fine Arts) and featuring architect Dionisis Sotovikis (member of the Hellenic Institute of Architecture, founder of Dionisis Sotovikis S.A.) and architect Ioannis Ventourakis (one of the two founders of BETAPLAN S.A., designer of some of the venues for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games and local partner of RPBW in the SNFCC project).
Simultaneous interpretation between English and Italian will be provided.
Friday 22/03 | 19.00