"Esperanto", special issue of "DOMUS", n. 902

Type Magazine article 
Authors 2A+P Architettura (Gianfranco Bombaci, Domenico Cannistraci, Pietro Chiodi, Matteo Costanzo, Valerio Franzone)
Publisher Editoriale Domus, Milan (Italy)
Issue Domus, n. 902 Esperanto (April)
Pages 52-58
Year 2007

Link Domus, n. 902 Esperanto on www.domusweb.it

The last issue of "Domus" directed by Stefano Boeri was a special issue made just of images: architectural drawings, diagrams, photographs, comics, and infographics. Various architects, artists, curators, designers, photographers, and critics have been called to conceive special projects: 2A+P Architettura, Alessandro Mendìni, Gabriele Basilico, Francesco Jodice, Philippe Starck, Didier Fiuza Faustino, Herzog & de Meuron, OMA, Salottobuono, Enzo Mari, Bruno Latour, Thomas Saraceno, Zaha Hadid, Andrea Branzi, Claude Parent, SANAA, Olafur Eliasson, Ronan + Erwan Bouroullec, Armin Linke, Beatriz Colomina, Frank O. Gehry, Gae Aulenti, Steven Holl, Sami Rinlala, Yona Friedman, Madelon Vriesendorp, Francois Roche, and Antonio Marras.

Roma - Beijing: Creativity Maps (in "Roma - Beijing" developed by "Domus" China) is a research that investigates and describes the young and most avant-gardist contemporary architectural scene in Rome.
The project started with a series of interviews to some Roman based architects and curators, looking for forgotten or unknown memories, documentations, and links: flyers, projects, books, articles, magazines, and videos started reveling new stories and backgrounds of different events. A vast net was going to be discovered and it was made of Roman knots but also national and international ones. What came out was a reality characterized by an operative and multidisciplinary approach often driven by a search for collaborations and a diy spirit. Different actors in various fields -artists, architects, anthropologists, philosophers, activists, curators, critics, politicians and administrators, gallery managers- met thanks to a series of specific events starting from the Pantera university student revolt between 1989 and 1990.
The research is synthesized by four infographic:
- a city map showing the locations of the identified firms, groups, collectives or individuals;
- a family tree diagram showing the cultural events that generated the identified architecture scene in Rome (1990 > 2007)
- a neural circuit inspired diagram showing the collective intelligence, the connections between the various actors according to common projects and works;
- a "Domus" search page (Google-like) showing the main projects by the main identified architects.