In 1962 six artists, N. Frascà, P. Santoro, A. Pace, N. Carrino, G. Uncini and G. Biggi, join together under the name of ‘Gruppo Uno’ with the goal to contrast the Informalism of Alberto Burri and Emilio Vedova. By researching precise geometric forms with hight perceptive value, they aspire to a different role of the artist within society, able to act within the city and to interact with its users. Like ‘Gruppo Uno’ we aim to challenge the permanence of informal within our contemporary city by reaffirming the centrality of form and a new role for architecture within the process of city-making. We do not want to simply question the lack of formal quality and architectonic principles of this specific product of the city but also the way in which the city itself is developed under the regime of property in land.
Proposal for the Tbilisi Architecture Biennial: Buildings are not enough