Born in Rome in 1973, Pier Vittorio Aureli studied architecture at the University Iuav of Venice where he obtained a doctorate in urbanism. He completed his studies at the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam where he now teaches and coordinates the second-year research program. He also teaches at the Architectural Association in London, at Columbia University in New York and at the Delft University of Technology. In 2003 in Rotterdam, he founded the DOGMA firm with Martino Tattara. In 2005, the firm was awarded the international Iakov Chernikov prize and, in association with the Belgian firm OFFICE KGDVS (Kersten Geers David Van Severen), won the competition for the design of an administrative city of 500,000 inhabitants in South Korea. In parallel to his work as an architect, Pier Vittorio Aureli develops his research as a theoretician, publishing many articles and books on recent architectural history.
He wrote The Project of Autonomy, Within and Against Capitalism in 2008 and is currently working on The Possibility of an Absolute Architecture, a study on the representation of the city through architectural form, from Donato Bramante to Mies Van der Rohe. Based on a review of Italian criticism from the 1960s, Pier Vittorio Aureli is reappraising the political status of architects and their production in contemporary society. Against the hybridization widely advocated for the postmodern city, he proposes unified architecture of the absolute as the only possible alternative.
© Droits réservés
this video :
Pier Vittorio Aureli speech video
Thursday, 1st October 2009
at Centre Pompidou
In pictures :
1. Stop City, 2007
2. Stop City, 2007
© Collection FRAC Centre, Orléans