Friday 9 June 2023

Italian Pavilion – Public Program
Mondo Novo - Buildings


Mondo Novo
Five dates to reflect on the crucial issues facing architecture today
curated by Fosbury Architecture
in collaboration with Palazzo Grassi – Punta della Dogana, Pinault Collection
with the support of Bottega Veneta

The dialogue between Bianca Felicori (Forgotten Architecture) and Ghali aims at offering a fresh narrative by exploring a new form of transdisciplinary interaction between Italian music culture and the contemporary issues of architecture and urban planning. The artist – a key figure to understand the evolution of our times – will be the protagonist of this episode in which we will investigate his relationship with his neighborhood: progressively extending the dialogue from his domestic environment to the city of Milan; from the Italian suburbs to the Mediterranean Sea. A genuine 'agent of change' actively involved in processes of social awareness, urban regeneration, and global activism will emerge: a concrete example of how it is possible today to take care of the as found.


18:00 - 19:30 || Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi

Invited curator:
Bianca Felicori (1994)
Architect, author and researcher at UCLouvain, Brussels. Since 2019, she has been running her Forgotten Architecture project, a platform where she rediscovers forgotten and lesser-known 20th century architecture around the world. The large archive of forgotten architecture formed over the years has also become the main resource of her independent projects and her collaborations with brands and institutions as moderator, curator and author.

In dialogue with:
Ghali Amdouni (1993)
Ghali Amdouni, known as Ghali, is an Italian rapper. Born from Tunisian parents, he has always lived in Milan, spending much of his childhood in Baggio, a neighbourhood on the outskirts of the city where he began his artistic career. Founder of the record label Sto Records (2016) and author of tracks that have entered the history of Italian music, in May 2022 he released his latest album Sensazione Ultra, his third after DNA (2020) and Album (2017).

Talk in Italian with simultaneous interpretation in English. 


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