Cristiano Toraldo di Francia: Architecture and History: Radical Cities: Italy 1972

Cornell in Rome Spring 2008 Lecture Series

Cristiano Toraldo di Francia graduated in architecture and founded “Superstudio” in 1966 together with Adolfo Natalini. Di Francia’s research concerning architectural language has been presented at major museums and art exhibitions, including the Triennale di Milano (1973), the Biennale di Venezia (1978-1996), the Museum of Modern Art (1972-2002), and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1976). In 2001 two rooms dedicated to the work of “Superstudio” were opened at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. When “Superstudio” was dissolved in 1980, Toraldo di Francia opened his own studio dedicated to branches of design ranging from industrial design to architecture. He has taught since 1973 for California State University and since 1992 at the School of Architecture of the University of Camerino and Ascoli Piceno, where he is currently Associate Professor of Architectural Design.