Andrea Branzi – Weak Modernity – Part 2

Lecture date: 2010-01-29

Andrea Branzi founded Archizoom Associati in 1966, together with Paolo Deganello, Gilberto Corretti and Massimo Morozzi.

Archizoom, part of the Italian Radical Architecture movement of the 1960s and 1970s, demonstrated with their work such as Wind City (1969) and No-Stop City (1970) how extreme radicalism ultimately achieves the opposite of what it sets out to do. At the same time, Archizoom opposed the concept of ‘good design’. The practice’s work is featured in the current AA exhibition, First Works.

In 1973 Andrea Branzi opened a design studio in Milan, where he lives. He is a professor of industrial design at the Politecnico di Milano. His work focuses on industrial design, architecture and urban planning. He has collaborated with designers in Italy and worldwide, such as Alessi, Artemide, Cassina, Poltronova and Vitra. Branzi has exhibited and published widely; he was editor of Casabella in the 1970s and of MODO from 1983 to 1987. Among many awards, Branzi received the Compasso d’oro Award in 1987.



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