Mapping Urban Spaces
Università 'La Sapienza', Roma
Architect and Indipendent Researcher
Università “Alma Mater Studiorum”, Bologna
Expression of Cinema Memory. Mobility and Geographical Relations in the Cinemagoing Experience between 1945 and 1975 in Rome
In line with the “new cinema history” approach, looking at cinema as a commercial and cultural institution, a space of aggregation and confluence, socialization and shared experience, the research project “Romarcord - A Social History of Moviegoing in Rome (1945-1975)” proposes an advancement of study in the reconstruction of the network of Roman cinemas between 1945 and 1975. My aim in this presentation is to introduce materials I am collecting and consulting, in particular, some unpublished files in an archive, named CS, included in General Directorate for Cinema in the Central State Archive in Rome, where we can find all documents (as technical report, the planimetry, section and perspective drawings) applicants sent to the Ministry for the opening permission. The final purpose of the project is to provide research tools for scholars as well as for the spectators themselves, creating an open-access database sharing all these documents as well as a map that geotags and visualizes the position of the cinemas.
Mobility Squared: Imageries and Productive Patterns of Italian Transportation Hubs’ Tv Networks
Since the early 2000s, also in Italy the installation of video-systems within transportation terminals has progressively affected urban mediascapes and the design of public architectures, posing new challenges for infotainment and advertising industries. Through a mapping of the major national cases of “go-tv”, the inquiry aims to deepen the commercial and professional mechanisms implied in the proliferation of such audiovisual interfaces, which often open to contextual communication and geolocalised marketing practices. Acting as a last-mile medium, in-transit tv works as a window on the travelling habits of thousands of passengers, generating and reflecting a particular experience of mobility (and its contraries).
The role of digital media in designing city for health
The COVID-19 outbreak affected conditions, policies, protocols and normatives for urban design practices redirecting all multidimensionality of the city into a ‘time-space’ mono channel, where temporality is the only compatible format to the implied complexity of medical extremes. The hypothesis is that current concerns with medical processes cannot be articulated in urban design simply by adopting new approaches to physical and organizational structures and technology analysis, but rather by examining the role that digital media have in designing city for health. I will look at how active use of digital media to coordinate formal and informal networks of organization can improve the design of space-time mobilities of people, goods, instruments and equipment, through the diverse regimes of circulation, inhabitation and segregation in the city.