Pippo Ciorra: Ludovico Quaroni and the Roman School

Cornell in Rome Fall 2008 Lecture Series

Pippo Ciorra is an architect, critic, and professor of design and theory at the School of Architecture of Ascoli Piceno, University of Camerino. He is the coordinator of the Villard de Honnecourt international Ph.D. program and advisor for the MVDR prize and for the "Medaglia dell'architettura italiana." Since 1981, Ciorra has contributed to the cultural pages of Il Manifesto and other national newspapers and radio stations. He’s a member of the editorial board of Casabella, Gomorra, and Parametro and the author of a number of books including Ludovico Quaroni, Peter Eisenman, Young Italian Architects, and Nuova architettuta italiana. He has curated and designed important exhibitions and installations in Italy and elsewhere, including the Biennale in Venice, MAXXI museum, "Palazzo delle Esposizioni" in Rome, "Casa dell'architettura" in Rome, Mole Vanvitelliana, and Palazzo degli Anziani in Ancona. Most recently he curated the show and catalogue Next Generation — Il futuro dei musei.