Milan - Exhibition

10 year anniversary of Fondazione Franco Albini – The sign between yesterday and tomorrow

Franco Albini Foundation

01 Jan 201731 Oct 2017

This event series is dedicated to the 10 year anniversary of Fondazione Franco Albini, which was founded in 2007 as a cultural pole open to the public, not only to disclose the archives of the famous architect and designer Franco Albini, but to point the timelessness of his designs and mindset.

To celebrate their birthday, the Fondazione is organizing special events within a period of 10 months, from January to October 2017, which are accompanied by the production of publications. Paola Albini, Vice President of the Fondazione, points out the aim of these events being to visualize the tug-of-war between the precariousness of current fashion cycles and the resistance of culturally important designs, in order to learn from and recover a sustainable way of thinking within architecture and design.

In the past 10 years, the activities of Fondazione Franco Albini have ranged from institutional (guided tours, certifications, research, publications, exhibitions, conferences) to more emotional (theatrical shows, laboratories, workshops, flashmobs, etc.), with the aim of involving the public in reflecting on historically relevant topics. Further, the archives of Franco Albini which have been declared as national historical heritage in 2002, have been reconditioned in order to reflect and learn from the past for contemporary and future projects.

With this series of celebrations, the Fondazione wants to come even closer to a wide audience by involving young students, children, creatives, Milanese institutions, and everyone who is interested in taking part.

  • Performance at Fondazione Franco Albini, Courtesy of Fondazione Franco AlbiniPerformance at Fondazione Franco Albini, Courtesy of Fondazione Franco Albini
  • Performance at Fondazione Franco Albini, Courtesy of Fondazione Franco AlbiniPerformance at Fondazione Franco Albini, Courtesy of Fondazione Franco Albini
  • Exhibition view, Courtesy of Fondazione Franco AlbiniExhibition view, Courtesy of Fondazione Franco Albini
  • Children's workshop, Courtesy of Fondazione Franco AlbiniChildren's workshop, Courtesy of Fondazione Franco Albini

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Special Events

Destination: Milan
Where: Triennale di Milano
Type: Award Ceremony
Admission: By Invitation Only

Award ceremony to appoint winner of the logo design competition held in 2016, followed by a presentation of the event program, including speeches held by representatives of design and architecture as well as young talents

Destination: Milan
Where: MUBA, Museo dei Bambini, Via Enrico Besana, 12, 20122 Milano
Type: Workshop
Admission: Ticket

First event of Children’s workshop series held at Museo dei Bambini, in collaboration with Ludosofici. Children between the ages of 7 and 13 are invited to participate.

Destination: Milan
Where: Sala Alessi
Type: Performance
Admission: Free

A theatre play titled “The color of reason – Stories of Franca Helg” will recall and celebrate the important role of Franca Helg, shareholder of Albini since the beginning of the 50s and symbol of emancipation.
Text: Paola Albini – Actress: Tiziana Vaccaro – Music and Arrangements: Alessandro Nidi – Piano: Elio Baldi Cantù

Destination: Milan
Where: Franco Albini Foundation
Type: Performance
Admission: Ticket

A theatre play titled “The courage of its time – developments of mankind and values” – Text: Paola Albini – Actress: Tiziana Vaccaro – Music and Arrangements: Alessandro Nidi – Piano: Elio Baldi Cantù

For further information on tickets: info@fondazionefrancoalbini.com

Destination: Milan
Where: Franco Albini Foundation
Type: Performance
Admission: Ticket

Second show of theatre play titled “The color of reason – Stories of Franca Helg” will recall and celebrate the important role of Franca Helg, shareholder of Albini since the beginning of the 50s and symbol of emancipation.
Text: Paola Albini – Actress: Tiziana Vaccaro – Music and Arrangements: Alessandro Nidi – Piano: Elio Baldi Cantù

For further information on tickets: info@fondazionefrancoalbini.com

Contacts & Details

BY APPOINTMENT:
mon, tue, wed, thu, fri, sat, sun

ADMISSION:
€ 10; reduced € 8

ESTABLISHED:
2006

OWNER/DIRECTOR:
Albini Marco


T: +39 02 498 2378 M: info@fondazionefrancoalbini.com W: Fondazione Franco Albini
ADDRESS:
Via Telesio 13 Milan, 20145 Italy