Launch of a new book by Flavia Marcello on Giuseppe Pagano
 
In conjunction with the exhibition Parallel Visions. Contemporary Interpretations of Italian Design through Art and Virtual Reality (on view at CO.AS.IT. until 6 March 2021).
 
Guest speaker: Professor Philip Goad
 
Tues 2 March 2021, 6.30-8PM. CO.AS.IT., 199 Faraday St Carlton 3053.
Free event. Booking essential via CO.AS.IT.'s webpage
COVID-safe event. Bring your own mask
 
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.
 
Philip Goad is Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and Chair of Architecture at the University of Melbourne and has worked extensively as an architect, conservation consultant, and curator. He is an authority on modern Australian architecture but has always had a soft spot for the Italians.
 
Image: Giuseppe Pagano, Hall of Icarus at the Aeronautics Exhibition, Casabella 80 (1934), 5.