On Architecture: Beniamino Servino in Conversation with Luca Galofaro

Cornell in Rome Spring 2015 Lecture Series

Beniamino Servino was born in St. Joseph in Vesuvius, Italy. He graduated in 1985 from the Faculty of Architecture Federico II, in Naples. In 1994 Servino initiated Serven, a think tank built around the question of the monumental in architecture and in the context of a post-ecological city-territory. More recently, as a result of the global economic crisis, he defines and updates a manual of the Aesthetics of Misery Dignified. His architecture, drawings, and montages are widely published, including CASA MALAPARTE. Re-writing of an untouchable text. As an act of love (2015), OBVIUS a theory of architecture in the form of a diary (2014), MONUMENTAL NEED (2012), and ARCHITECTURA SIMPLEX (2012).

Luca Galofaro is an architect and educator. From 2009 to 2012 he was a professor at Ecole Speciale d'Architecture in Paris. In 2013 he was a professor of urban design at The Bartlett. He obtained his master's degree of spatial science at the International Space University, in Huntsville, Alabama. He worked at Eisenman Architects in New York City. Galofaro is the author of several books published by Bruno Zevi's collection of Universal Architecture and contributes to various magazines on architecture. He is the author of two blogs about architectural research: www.the-booklist.com, and www.the-imagelist.com. He is cofounder and member of IaN+ architecture since 1997.