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Utzon Center

Slotspladsen 4
9000 Aalborg


Phone: +45 76 90 50 00
CVR: 30 27 94 41


LightOn: Lectures on architecture

Utzon Center is proud to be part of the LightOn lectures which is a series of talks by some of the most renowned and prominent architects, artist and thinkers in the world today.  


Utzon Center is collaborating with iGuzzini, a leading company in the field of architectural lighting, and the MAXXI, national museum of contemporary art and architecture in Rome. 


There will be a cycle of conferences on the theme of architecture featuring Cino Zucchi (CZA studio) and Simone Gobbo (Demogo) from Italy, and Bjørnstjerne Christiansen (SUPERFLEX) and Reiulf Ramstad (Reiulf Ramstad Architects) from Denmark.


This initiative, part of the Lighthinking Events programme, widens the collaboration between iGuzzini and the MAXXI begun in 2016 with the LightOn conferences and is a precious opportunity to find out more about and exchange experiences with the three institutions involved.


The first conference will be on Thursday 7th November with a talk by the architect Cino Zucchi.


It is entitled “The Campsite Shower Theory. In praise of a just-out-of time architecture”. With the ironic “campsite shower” metaphor, Zucchi seeks to highlight the gap between need and response and the ability of buildings and cities to adjust over time in order to fulfil roles and functions they were not originally designed for. 


One of the most prestigious Italian designers in the sphere of architecture and urban design, Cino Zucchi was born in Milan in 1955 and has degrees from both the M.I.T. and the Milan Polytechnic where he now teaches. 


Cino Zucchi is the author of numerous articles and books on architectural theory and history, and he curated the Italian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennial in 2014 and has been a visiting professor at the Harvard GSD. 


Together with his CZA studio he has designed and constructed numerous acclaimed and prize-winning buildings, public spaces and urban developments.


The architect Simone Gobbo from the studio Demogo will follow with another event at Utzon Center in March 2020. 


In May 2020 the Norwegian architect Reiulf Ramstad  and artist Bjørnstjerne Christiansen will speak at the iGuzzini headquarters in Recanati and at the MAXXI, a national centre for contemporary art and architecture housed in a structure designed and built in the centre of Rome by Zaha Hadid. 


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