The investigation on ways of creating and the culture of the project continues in the new, twelfth, edition of INVENTARIO. As underlined by the subtitle “Everything is a Project”, the usually disconnected disciplines of architecture, design and art, together with life itself, find themselves in dialogue with each other.
The cover story is dedicated to the feather, with a composition of surprising works which are scattered delicately, enigmatically and unexpectedly, reinterpreting its form and meaning. An emblem of lightness and freedom, used as an ornamental element with a certain amount of mystery, the feather is a small concentration of different characteristics, resistant and flexible, soft and warm, a modular “object” which lets you imagine, challenging conventions and obviousness.
As always, INVENTARIO arranges the flow of objects and thoughts through a set of established features, “boxes” which host expressly sought-out and coherently ordered content. Stefano Salis discusses Joseph Cornell in “Normal Wonders”, Paolo Bocchi uncovers Mur de chevilles (1993) by Mathieu Mercier in “Absolutes”, while Michele Calzavara investigates the irregular work of Krzysztof Wodiczk in “Crossover Archtects”. Francesco M. Cataluccio, in “Temporalia”, explores the ways in which different artists have reflected on the phenomenon of migration; Francesco Garutti discusses Marion Baruch in “Fil Rouge” and Roberta Valtorta does the same on Francesca Woodman in “Myths of Today”. Chiara Fauda Pichet, in “Judicious Pairings”, provides an overview of various works of art made from reworking everyday objects such as the clothes hanger, while in “Temporalia” Daniele Greppi reflects on Upcycling, a creative reuse project involving 40,000 clothes hangers discarded by a clothing brand. In “New Masters” Marco Romanelli converses with Harri Koskinen, in “Short Notes” Giulio Iacchetti presents (and draws) a small inventory of clothes pegs, in “Species of Spaces” Matteo Pirola takes us to the Stella Park in Hokkaido, designed by Alessandro Mendini in 1985; and, finally, Deborah Duva in “Other Cases, Other Homes” talks about the transformation of the Laurie Mallet House, created by the SITE studio in 1985 in New York.
Beppe Finessi (1966) is an architect, critic, researcher and teacher. He curates and edits exhibitions and publications that deal with the great masters of Italian design as well as with the new names on the international scene. He has designed and edited “Inventario. Everything is a Project” since 2010.