GENESIS

What is it exactly? Is it pure inspiration, analysis, or the outcome of a precise creative process?

The uniqueness of the design genesis is bound to the moment of the intuition that often acts like a lightning in the storm of our thoughts. It seems to be matter of timing, of seizing the day.

2016
church in playa granada
elisa valero ramos
motril, spain
GENESIS

What is it exactly? Is it pure inspiration, analysis, or the outcome of a precise creative process?

The uniqueness of the design genesis is bound to the moment of the intuition that often acts like a lightning in the storm of our thoughts. It seems to be matter of timing, of seizing the day.

And after the idea arrives, things get even more interesting: how much do you have to protect, safeguard and look after that idea? On the other hand, how much do you have to tweak, change or revolutionize it?

The genesis of a design is something complex, challenging, tangling and at the same time extraordinarily powerful. It is the inception and the very first step made by the architect in moulding the space.

So... our questions are:

How does a project begin?

1996
vals therme
peter zumthor
graubünden, switzerland

How much to modify or protect the initial idea?

idea
pavillion in paris
sou fujimoto
paris, france

When do you stop?

2008
fuglsang kunstmuseum
tony fretton architects
lolland, danmark
VENUE

Genesis Lectures will be held in spring 2019 for their 4th edition at Polo Carmignani, in Piazza dei Cavalieri, Pisa. The conference room can host up to 300 people, but it gets full early: remember to get there soon enough.

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ORGANIZERS

Genesis was conceived by the Organizing Committee with the support of the Scientific Committee, formed by teachers and students from the Pisa University’s Building Engineering and Architecture MD course.

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2016

The very first edition of Genesis Lectures was held in three locations for four conferences: Polo Carmignani, Cinema Nuovo and Piagge Polo’s Aula Magna hosted Tony Fretton, Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra, Ricardo Bak Gordon and Dietmar Eberle.

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2017

Thanks to the great reception of the public, in 2017 we moved all the lectures in the great Aula Magna of Polo Carmignani, in the very hearth of Pisa’s city center. This year we had the pleasure to listen to Sou Fujimoto, TAMassociati and Elisa Valero Ramos.

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2018

Again in the Aula Magna of Polo Carmignani, the third edition continue its precedessors’ success, reaching nearly five hundreds participats and thousand of views on streaming and YouTube videos. This year joined us Durish + Nolli, Robbrecht en Daem and Carmody Groarke.

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