April/May 2021 on Wednesdays or Thursdays - 1,00 pm to 2,30 pm ONLINE

Architecture: Endless Forms Most Beautiful

On Zoom platform and DASP Students website

ACC Lectures 2021

Curators: Silvia Cafora, Martina Crapolicchio, Rossella Gugliotta, Tommaso Listo, Martina Motta, Aurora Riviezzo, Ilaria Tonti PhD candidates | 35th cycle | Architecture. History and Project

Coordinator: Valeria Federighi

The cycle of lectures, called ENDLESS FORMS MOST BEAUTIFUL (C. Darwin, On the Origin of Species, 1859), aims to explore what environments we live in today, and in how many ways they can be said. From the great vectors determining space on a global scale, such as climate warming, to the developments of unprecedented local characteristics, life forms are affected by transformations that untie and re-link their ecologies with unpredictable results. 

The process of adaptation to these changing environments thus becomes a fundamental question for the architectural project, even in the redefinition of itself: how does architectural design affect the production of our environment today? What are the innovative approaches to look at the relationship between urban and rural dimensions? What are the design strategies for new paradigms of living? What are the proposals for moving in spaces inhabited by artificial agents and whose boundaries with the digital are becoming increasingly blurred? Finally, what is the possible contribution to understanding the relationship between man and other forms of life, not least viruses?


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Participation is open to all, and the range and the interest of the topics that will be discussed will surely offer a number of perspectives on your horizons beyond university.

Attendance is open to all students of the three Master’s degree programs in architecture and the third year of Bachelor degree.

During the introductory meeting will be explained the kind of engagement required to obtain the 3 CFU.

The seminars will be held on Zoom platform (Meeting ID: 836 6368 6621 Passcode: ACC) and DASP students website

To enroll in the cycle of conferences, you must fill in the excel document at this link (Google Docs), indicating your name and surname, with your student number, programme course and email address - Deadline: 25th March 2021


The calendar and the speakers mentioned below are confirmed. Topic and title of the lectures will be announced with upcoming communications.



  • Wed 28 April Michele Di Marco
  • Thu 29 April Formafantasma
  • Wed 05 May Urban Reports
  • Thu 06 May Andrea Suarez & Carlo Peraboni
  • Thu 13 May (ab)Normal
  • Wed 19 May Terreform
  • Thu 20 May Carlo Grometto
  • Thu 03 June Alessandro Bava

Extra lectures - Venice Biennial

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3