Within its final weekend, the Architecture Biennale 2014 will host the launch of the MeLa Critical Archive: a two-day event will be dedicated to a preview of the contents and the architecture of the digital platform aimed at cohering, conveying and sharing the multidisciplinary investigations produced within the four year long Research Project.
The MeLa Critical Archive has not been conceived as a mere repository of the research outcomes, but rather as a multipurpose tool. As a communicative project, it aims at representing the complexity of the approaches developed by MeLa, and illustrating its findings as a unitary jet multifarious cultural proposal. As a research instrument, it has been implemented in order to enhance synergies among the different research activities and outcomes, fostering interdisciplinary cooperation and opening further perspectives. The design of the digital platform was developed to provide multiple possibilities in accessing its contents, which can be browsed through an index, or explored through the main interface. The latter exploits the metaphor of a sky map, and offers an unstructured navigation allowing the reconfiguration of contents. Due to its experimental nature, the Critical Archive is an in-progress tool which is supposed to continuously evolve along with the Project’s advancement.
The event will take place at Padiglione Centrale (Sala F) of the Biennale, from Saturday 22nd November at 12.30 pm, until Sunday 23rd November at 3pm.
The scholars involved within the MeLa Project will be available to present and discuss the research outcomes on Saturday 22nd from 4 to 5pm, and on Sunday from 11 am to 1 pm. With the participation of: Luca Basso Peressut POLIMI, Gennaro Postiglione POLIMI, Chris Whitehead UNEW, Victoria Walsh RCA, Perla Innocenti GU, Eleonora Lupo POLIMI, Francesca Lanz POLIMI, Elena Montanari POLIMI, Muñoz Maite MACBA, Jakob Bak CIID, Catherine Descure CIID.