Vignelli Center Lecture: Andrea Ponsi
Lecture title: "Design Through Reinvention"
Andrea Ponsi's activity includes architecture and city planning, design, painting and writing. Born in 1949 in Viareggio, Italy, he graduated in architecture in Florence in 1974. He then completed the AA Graduate Diploma at the Architectural Association in London and after being awarded the ITT International Fellowship, a Master in Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
His work has been published in books and international magazines (Domus, Interni, Casabella, Wallpaper) and has been the subject of solo shows (Galleria lannone and Galleria Internos in Milan, Haus der Architekten in Dresden, Universidad Catolica in Santiago-Chile, Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles and Jakarta) and group exhibitions (Museo della Triennale in Milan, Venice Biennale). In 2000 he won the international competition for the design of the Palos Verdes Art Center in Los Angeles. Alongside completing several commercial and residential buildings he has designed and self-produced objects, furniture and exhibiting systems. He currently works between Italy and the United States.
Based on the author's books Analogy and Design and Drawing Analogies, the lecture presents a drawing method for moving directly from the study of a precedent to a design proposal based on ideas derived from that precedent.
When and Where
Open to the Public