Centro Michelangelo, Florence Studio Update

By Heather Sun | Nov 16, 2014

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This advanced studio is taught by Friedrich St. Florian in fall semester 2014.

The Italian government in conjunction with the comune–- of Florence and the Casa Buonarroti have agreed to establish an institute for the scholarly study of Michelangelo. The center will become an extension of the Casa Buonarroti, dedicated to the academic and scholarly study of Michelangelo’s work. Thus, the existing facility at Casa Buonarroti will function exclusively as a public museum of Michelangelo’s works. All archival and research related materials will be moved to the new building. The Centro Michelangelo will be open to persons involved in research. The archives, library and general collections will cover the art, architecture, sculpture, and writings of the master.

The commune would like the Centro building to “in some way accommodate” the vendors who currently use the street-piazza. Many prospects exist for the re- housing of the market. A strategy of a separate “market loggia” to a strategy of ground level shops to a strategy of small retail stalls imbedded into the structure are all possible solutions. Combinations of these strategies as well as other approaches are also foreseeable. The temporal and transformable nature of the current market (see the site during the day and at night) is to be maintained. Thus, a dialectical relationship between the permanent and the immutable presence of the civic institution and the temporal and transient nature of the market and its vendors is envisioned.

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Spring 2017 Events

  • February 23, 6:30 PM Brett Schneider, Guy Nordenson and Associates & RISD Architecture
  • March 2, 6:30 PM at RISD Auditorium Petra Blaisse, Inside Outside, Hosted with INTAR, Textiles, RISD Museum
  • February 27, 6:30 PM Jeanette Kuo, Karamuk*Kuo
  • March 13, 6:30 PM Allan Wexler, Allan Wexler Studio, Hosted with ID
  • March 16, 6:30 PM Jarrett Walker, Jarrett Walker + Associates
  • April 3, 6:30 PM Kunle Adeyemi, NLÉ, Yoder Lecture
  • April 24, 6:30 PM Nader & Katie Faulkner, NADAAA, Shoemaker Lecture
  • May 11, 6:30 PM Shumi Bose, Central Saint Martins & Architectural Association

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