“Living is being at home everywhere” is a slogan that already expresses a conceptual but very evocative way of living, one that is not only the prerogative of domestic space but also of public space. So, there is a big difference between living and using space: you use a hotel room, you live in the domestic space.
Living means giving meaning, expanding one's personality; it is in this sense that I have developed spaces, objects and signs over the years: to provide useful tools for the re-appropriation of the public sphere from both a mental and a physical point of view.
Ugo La Pietra - Born in 1938, he has developed his activity concerning the relationship between the individual and the environment since 1962. From 1960 onwards, he has been involved in various artistic currents ("sign art", "conceptual art", "environmental art", "art in the social sphere", "narrative art", " art cinema", "new writing", "extra media", "neo-eclecticism", architecture and radical design) and has supported research groups (Gruppo del Cenobio, Gruppo La Lepre Lunare, Gruppo Design Radicale, Global Tools, Cooperativa Maroncelli). He created experimental environments in 1968 at the Triennale di Milano and in 1972 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York; he was curator of the Audiovisual Section at the Triennale di Milano in 1979, of the " Cronografie " exhibition at the Venice Biennale in 1980, of the " Natural-Virtual " section at the Triennale di Milano in 1996. He has been the editor of the following magazines: In, Progettare Inpiù, Brera Flash, Fascicolo, Area, Abitare con Arte, Artigianato tra Arte e Design. He won the Compasso d'Oro for Research in 1979 and the Compasso d'Oro for Lifetime Achievement in 2016. Since 1985 he has organized exhibitions and seminars in various areas of craftsmanship. He has held more than 900 solo and group exhibitions in Italy and abroad.