This event has been postponed due to concern with public health. We shall reschedule as soon as we are able to restart programming. Thank you for your support for CO.AS.IT.’s Italian Australian cultural program.

Launch of a new book by Flavia Marcello on the architect Giuseppe Pagano
In conjunction with the exhibition Parallel Visions
Guest speaker: Jeff Sparrow.
Wed 8 April 2020, 6.30-8PM
CO.AS.IT., 199 Faraday St, Carlton 3053.
Free entry

Giuseppe Pagano-Pogatschnig (1896–1945) was a twentieth-century polymath operating at the intersection between architecture, media, design and the arts. He was an exhibition and furniture designer, curator, photographer, editor, writer and architect. A dedicated fascist turned resistance fighter, he was active in Italy’s most dramatic social and political era. This book provides a comprehensive overview of an influential architect and his contribution to the development of modern architecture. It follows his life with in-depth contributions about aspects of Pagano’s cultural production, critical essay and concluding in writings by Pagano himself.

Flavia Marcello is Associate Professor of architectural history at Swinburne’s School of Design and member of the Centre for Transformative Media Technologies. She is a world expert on the art, architecture and design of the Italian Fascist and post-war periods. She teaches architectural design, history and theory with a particular focus on global and social themes. She has published articles in Modern Italy, Rethinking Histories and the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. She leads a research team of virtual heritage, user-experience experts and VR artists who recreate embodied experiences of past exhibitions and temporary pavilions.

Writer, editor and broadcaster, Jeff Sparrow is a Walkley award-winning writer, editor, broadcaster, and an Honorary Fellow at Victoria University. His latest book is Fascists Among Us: Online Hate and the Christchurch Massacre.

Image: Giuseppe Pagano, Hall of Icarus at the Aeronautics Exhibition,  Casabella 80 (1934), 5.