• May 9, 2012


My Masochism

May 18-19-20, 2012
MACRO – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma | Boffi-Barberini | Circolo degli Artisti

My Masochism is the new title chosen for the new and intriguing event that the creative Roman team of Cityvision will presents next May 19th, 2012 at 4pm at the MACRO – Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, via Nizza 138.

After the experience and the success of I Have Seen The Future and Y1, a new independent architecture event, will features the London architect Robert Stuart-Smith, design director and founding partner of Kokkugia.

The underlying theme of the new Cityvision issue and the event itself will be the theme

MY MASOCHISM” that calls for a critical and ironical remark on the perverse attitude of being architect/artist/creative.

If masochism means to be pleased by an act of violence on our body, then it is certainly inherent in the role of an architect.

During the event will be also presented and freely distributed CityVision Magazine # 6 with cover artwork by Luigi Presicce, artist in residence at the Macro from February to May 2012.

For this event, CityVision, choosed a short festivals. From May 18th until 20th, Rome will be affected by two other interesting and important appointments also related to the theme “MY MASOCHISM.”

On May 18th at 19.00 at the Boffi-Barberini showroom in Rome a Preview will take part. During the evening, reserved for journalists and professionals, ome prominent personalities from the world of architecture will be answering the question “What is your masochism?”.

On May 20th, at 20.20, the cycle of events will end with the Pecha Kucha Night Rome 6 organized by CityVision and Renault at the Circolo degli Artisti where will be presented also the new electric car Twizy.

PARTNERS Boffi Barberini – Radisson – Tecnoart – Multicom srl – Circolo Degli Artisti
MEDIA PARTNERS Shoo TV – Architonic – Archinect – Atemporary studio – Comunicazione Italiana

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Curated by Francesco Lipari and Vanessa Todaro
with Paolo Emilio Bellisario and Marco Arciero
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Kokkugia is a progressive architecture and urban design practice exploring generative design methodologies developed from the complex self-organising behavior of biological,social and material systems. It is a networked practice, led by Roland Snooks and Robert Stuart-Smith, with offices in New York and London, operating through design, research and teaching.

Robert is a Design Director and a Founding Partner of Kokkugia. He holds a Masters in Architecture + Urbanism from the Architectural Association School of Architecture’s Design Research Laboratory (AA.DRL). He teaches at the AA where he is a Studio Master in the AA.DRL and co-coordinator of Digital Design. He has previously taught at RMIT University (Australia), the University of East London (UK), and is an internationally invited lecturer and critic.

Kokkugia are currently working on projects in Australia, Mexico and the US.


CityVision is an architecture laboratory with the aim of generating a dialogue between the contemporary city and its future image. It’s a way to explore the reality and the future of architectural design thanks to an editorial project, CityVision magazine; the organization of international architecture competition, CityVision competition; events and lectures, CityVision events. CityVision is a place to invent, experiment and generate new ideas, a space in continuous evolution, as the urban environment itself.

MACRO –Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma

2012 kicks off by MACRO (Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome) taking a new course under the direction of Bartolomeo Pietromarchi. Based on a wide and various exhibition program, following an innovative concept, the museum represents a main center for artistic production and research on contemporary arts. The aim was born by the need to review the artist’s role as a main actor of the museum’s activities. The revitalization and enhancement of each new spaces of the MACRO are the cornerstones of this course. This is true not only for the exhibition spaces, but also and especially for those spaces whose function and vitality are expressed through the public’s presence. It is to the public itself that Odile Decq’s 2010 architectural intervention (awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 1996), above the Peroni factory, is addressed, being situated in a privileged location.

As well as this location the MACRO Testaccio space was also completed, located in the same Roman district.

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