Milan Arch Week 2018

From May 23 to 27 a week of exhibitions, meetings and workshops to investigate the future of cities


The second edition of Milano Arch Week, the week of events dedicated to architecture promoted by the Municipality of Milan, Milan Polytechnic and Milan Triennale, in collaboration with the Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Foundation, will start on May 23rd. Until Sunday 27 May, a rich program of events open to the public, including conferences, workshops, installations, exhibitions and performances.

Old Fashion and ARCH WEEK

Wednesday May 23 rd

Old Fashion is part of ARCH WEEK with the concert dedicated to Jimi Hendrix on May 23rd 2018 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the concert that “the black devil” held at the then Piper (so it was called Old Fashion in 1968) right in the same date.
The concert is a tribute with a Live performance by: Eugenio Finardi, Fulvio Feliciano, Pino Scotto, Stan Skibby to the rock legend and is an integral part of the exhibition “Hey Jimy – The Italian experience” at the Triennale from 17 May to 3 June.
A historical curiosity: in May 1968 the Triennale di Milano was occupied by the students of the Polytechnic of Milan in the impetus of May 68.
Arch Week then returns to ideally join once again Triennale, Old Fashion and Polytechnic as 50 years ago.


Saturday May 26 th  :

In direct connection with the Saturday night event held in the Triennale garden (with numerous DJ sets and international guests) Old Fashion will broadcast the music of ARCH WEEK until 01:00 in the morning.

The great of contemporary architecture

But Arch Week is above all a week of exhibitions and appointments with the architecture realized in collaboration with the Municipality of Milan and the Polytechnic and therefore numerous talks are programmed by some of the most prestigious names in contemporary architecture such as the four Pritzker Prizes Jacques Herzog (24 May at 6.30 pm, Fondazione Feltrinelli), Kazujo Sejima (24 May at 6.00 pm, Milan Polytechnic), Whang Shu (26 May at 6.00 pm, Triennale di Milano) and Toyo Ito (27 May at 21.00, Triennale di Milano).


The 2018 edition and its week of exhibitions – Urbania, a look at the future of cities – is proposed as a moment of reflection on the development of large urban centers (such as the Municipality of Milan). Massimiliano Fuksas (at 7.00 pm) and Alberto Campo Baeza (at 8.00 pm) will speak about it in the first two inaugural lectures at the Milan Polytechnic.
The program of meetings continues with Carrilho Da Graça (24 May at 4.00 pm, Politecnico), Oren Yiftachel (25 May 10.00, Fondazione Feltrinelli), Charlie Peel (25 May at 1.00 pm, Riccardo Catella Foundation), Harvey Molotch and Paolo Verri (25 May 4.00 pm, Fondazione Feltrinelli), Ensamble Studio (25 May at 8.30 pm, Triennale), The Decorators (26 May at 19.00, Triennale), Cino Zucchi (26 May at 19.00, Fondazione Feltrinelli), Bjarke Ingels (26 May at 20.00, Triennale), Iñaqui Carnicero (27 May at 16.00, Triennale), Jeanne Gang (27 May at 18.00, Triennale), Alberto Rollo (27 May at 6.30 pm, Fondazione Feltrinelli), Urban Ecosystem (27 May at 19.00, Triennale), Sou Fujimoto (27 May at 20.00, Triennale), Juan Herreros (27 May at 19.00, Triennale), and Patrick Blanc (27 May at 16.00, Triennale).
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